How does the Library Cat find things, again?
Links are forever. Can never get enough. But let's say, I didn't want to see everything, just what I wanted to see. How would you do that? Library Cat says, "Dewey Decimal System. Store like things alike and give them a number. Within the number you range them from east to west, and conglomeration to esoteric, and give them bigger numbers. Within the bigger numbers you arrange them alphabetically by author, well, by committee, well, by chairman, well by town... I don't know. I'm new here. Ask a postman. They've got more regulations than we do." Ok. We'll put like things alike and give them a number. I don't see what good that's going to do, but maybe it will occur to me once I've done it. What were the categories of old Alexandria, mathematics music medicine language and slavery? Oh, I get it! She never does find things again. She just remembers where she put them. She Categorizes them! Smart, that Library Cat. The numbers are there just because the books are in a regulatory agency - a jail. Forget the numbers, where's the Cat? What should be the categories of our links page, so at the desk the Library Cat could point to the big sign, like in a grocery store, and say... right down that aisle, midway, to the left, down at the bottom, alphabetically by mouse. Maybe we won't get it quite right, but here we go: Yet Another Guide to the Universe of Java; YAGUJ. Presumably it works like a game room. You don't want to see the other end of the trophy right now, To do that, you'll walk down the hall and go into the next room.
Who owns this thing called Java? Sun Microsystems The Java Language Environment, by James Gosling and Henry McGilton. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Who are the sumo wrestlers, stomping, eyeballing, and pushing it all over the place? IBM SanFrancisco: Overview IBM: VisualAge Developer Domain "As of May, 1999, the fastest VM, IBM's Java 1.1 VM for Windows, is very close to C++ on CPU-intensive operations that don't involve a lot of disk I/O or GUI work; C++ is itself only a few percent slower than C or Fortran on CPU intensive operations." says Elliotte Rusty Harold Microsoft Technologies for Java The Source for Java(tm) Technology ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Who thinks they'll have the last word on it? ECMA ISO Java standardization process moves forward ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What works on my platform? Java(tm) Platform Ports JavaToys: Java porting projects .... AIX, OS2, OS400, IBM Linux MacOS, Apple The Outlaw Cafe a site devoted to Java(tm) development on the Macintosh. SCO, UnixWare, SCO JavaEngine Manuals, Sun Microsystems Windows NT on Alpha, Digital Equipment Corporation ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Who is alive and well and is keeping up on things? Cafe au Lait, Elliote Rusty Harold Cetus Links: ... Objects and Components / Java / General, Manfred Schneider Java Programmer's FAQ, Peter van der Linden Inprise Dominates Java Super Bowl VII, Dr. Dobbs's 1999 Java Lobby Homepage Java Toys, Nico Tranquilli. JavaWorld Editors' Choice Awards - 1998 The Jini Community Jini Services The Source for Java(tm) Technology Sun Developer Connection. A-Z Resources ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Who is speaking my language? Java Developers Alliance - Java User Groups Sun: Educational Services Worldwide Campus .... All About Java (kr) (Visual J beta3 in /tool) Carrefour Cetus: Langage orienté objet: Java (fr) COMPUTERWORLD o Internetu: JAVA a ti druzí: 16/97 (cz) Digital Cat's Java(tm) Resource Center, (jp) Dr. Dobb's Journal Japan (jp) Elektronikus könyvespolc (hu) esm Java Resources, Kenji Hiranabe. Eiwa System Management, Inc. (jp) Debugging in Java, Michael Johann. (de) Java Einführung - Kursunterlage, Hubert Partl. (de) Java en Castellano (es) Jáva Felhasználók Társasága levelezôlista (hu) Java-aiheisia resursseja (fi) Lecciones Java (es) Ohjelmointirajapinnat ja arkkitehtuurit (fi) Programř Kűrimo Laboratorija (lt) SIGS Conferences GmbH, Objekt Spektrum und Java Spektrum. (de) Sun Microsystems GmbH: Unternehmen - JavaComputing (de) Sun Microsystems Magyarország Kft. (hu) Sun Microsystems Oy - Tuotteet (fi) Tutorial de Java - JDK 1.2 (es) Werner Zsolt homepage-e (hu) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Where are the magazines? Caffeine Connection Digital Cat's Java Articles Dr. Dobbs Journal: Java Java Developer's journal Java Pro Java Spektrum (de) JavaWorld SunWorld by month ZDNet: devhead -- java ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Who thinks they know which books to read? BYTE: The Java Column (April 12, 1999), Martin Heller Dr. Dobb's: Java. Suggested Reading Dr. Dobb's Electronic Review of Computer Books Java 1.2/2 books on the market, Werner Zsolt. (Compares Eckel and van der Linden and...) Java Book Information, Peter van der Linden. Java Book List, Elliotte Rusty Harold. JavaWorld Book Catalog Index Recommended Java and Web Programming Books, Marty Hall. Securing Java, Gary McGraw and Edward W. Felten, reviewed by Jack Woehr of Dr. Dobb's ERCB. Softpanorama Bookshelf/Java books ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Where are the books? Addison-Wesley Computer & Engineering Group Java Series ALL Docs for SysAdmins and Webmasters Free Java Books About.com: Focus on Java. IT Library: Programming languages: Java Macmillan (Open a Personal Bookshelf, and check out books!) Macmillan Betabooks (Read it before the author does!) Official Java Programming Documentation, Marty Hall O'Reilly Java Center (I'm right at home here! Plenty of alii to bark at.) O'Reilly Online Books (Java Reference Library, and Web Developer Library) .... Developing Professional Java(tm) Applets, K.C. Hopson and Stephen E. Ingram. Go To Java 2, Guido Krüger. Inside JVM Resources Web Site, Bill Venners. Java 1.1 Unleashed, Rogers Cadenhead, et al. Java By Example, Clayton Walnum. Java Einführung - Kursunterlage, Hubert Partl (de) Java Expert Solutions, Mark Wutka, et al. Java How to Program 2/e, Deitel and Deitel. . Illustrations and Examples . Introduction to Microsoft Visual J++ 1.1 (but not the disassembler :( Java in a Nutshell Online Quick Reference for JDK 1.1. The Java Programming Language 1/e 1.1, Ken Arnold and James Gosling Java Secrets, Elliotte Rusty Harold. Peter Norton's Guide to Java Programming, Peter Norton and Wiliam Stanek. Presenting JavaBeans Securing Java, Gary McGraw and Ed Felten. Thinking in Java, Bruce Eckel. Tricks of the Java Gurus, Glenn L. Vanderburg, et al. Tutorial de Java - JDK 1.2 (es) Visual J++ Unleashed, Bryan Morgan, et al. Waite Group's Java 1.2 How-To, Steve Potts. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Where are the tuts? How-Tos and Tutorials, JavaWorld. Java, Programmingtutorials.com Java Programming FAQs and Tutorials, Marty Hall. The Java(tm) boutique: The Ultimate Java Applet Resource Java Corner (Joint) JavaToys: FAQS" JavaToys: Documentation The Java(tm) Tutor, Java Report. Programmer's Link \ Java Tutorials Softpanorama Java Page. Using Java as a CGI Language, Kurt Thams ViJay Muhki's Technology Cornucopia has eight tutorials. Webmonkey java collection .... Brewing java: A tutorial, Elliotte Rusty Harold. CNET: Battle of the Java ... 11/16/98, Rex Baldazo. (CodeWarrior 4.0 vs. Visual J++ 6.0) Gamelan: Java Programming: Tools, (to IDE or not to IDE...) Go Java! To get started..., Nelson L. Johnson. Introduction to Java, Marshall Brain. Java 2 security and stack inspection, Gary McGraw. Java Certification FAQ, Marcus Green. Java is Only the Beginning, CodeWarrior Java Tools, Metrowerks. Java Multimedia Tutorial, Gamelan. The Java(tm) Tutorial, Mary Campione and Kathy Walrath. The Java Tutorial, Mary Campione and Kathy Walrath. JDK 1.0/1.0.2 Setup for Windows 95, Phil Filner Lecciones Java (es) Shlurrrpp - Java, Vijay Mukhi, Sonal Kotecha, Shashank Tripathi. Visual J++ Technical Resources, Microsoft. Visual J++ 6.0: The Microsoft Java environment, review by Lowell E. Thomas. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Where are the Reverse Engineering tuts? Java Code Engineering and Reverse Engineering, Marc Meurrens. JDC Searchable Bug Database Professor Sullivan's Learning Java Page "The Unfolding Java Security Wars" .... Applet Security FAQ Cryptographically Protected Objects, Uwe G. Wilhelm and Xavier Defago. Decompile Once, Run Anywhere, Godfrey Nolan, Web Techniques, September 1997. Decompiling Java, Dave Winer. Decompiling Source Code, Wallace Wang. The Ethics of Decompilation, University of Queensland. Free tools for Java: hashjava an applet obfuscator, K.B. Sriram. Free tools for Java: links, K.B. Sriram (curious mind at work!) Digital Cat's: Java Decompilation and Reverse Engineering, 1/2, Benoît Marchal, Marc Meurrens. Digital Cat's: Java Decompilation and Reverse Engineering, 2/2, Benoît Marchal, Marc Meurrens. Introduction to Class Files, Mr. Narayan Singhal, et al. (a short course in decompiling) Java decompilers compared - JavaWorld July 1997, Dave Dyer. (DejaVu, Mocha, WingDis) Java Feature - Java Security, IBM. Java Obfuscators, Inside-Java, Bastien Duclaux. Java Tip 22: Protect your bytecodes ... JavaWorld - January 1997, Qusay H. Mahmoud. Java Security FAQ, Princeton Secure Internet Programming Team. (and history) Java Security: Hotlist: Hostile Applets Java Security JDK 1.1, Mary Dageforde. Java Security JKD 1.2 Java Security: Weaknesses and Solutions, Jean-Paul Billon. The Java(tm) Virtual Machine Specification 1/e, Tim Lindholm and Frank Yellin. The Java(tm) Virtual Machine Specification 2/e, Tim Lindholm and Frank Yellin. Jive, a Java Decompiler, Daniel Ford, IBM Plugs for Java's Security Holes, BYTE Magazine January 1997 Protecting Java Code Via Code Obfuscation, Douglas Low. Secure Computing with Java(tm): Now and the Future (ember end in) Security Holes in the Java Security APA, Jean-Paul Billon. A Taxonomy of Obfuscating Transformations, Christian Collberg, Clark Thomborson, Douglas Low. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Where are the tools? Cafe Boutique - Java IDEs Elliotte Rusty Harold says you don't need these. Digicat's Tool List Gamelan: The Official Java Directory: Downloads IBM Research Jikes Compiler Project Java 1.1 Unleashed, Chapter 2. Tools for Getting Started, Michael Morrison. Java Code Engineering & Reverse Engineering, Marc Meurrens. Java-Linux: java(tm) Tools for Linux Java(tm) Programmer's FAQ: 4. Compilers and tools, Peter van der Linden. JavaToys: Java Tools JavaWorld Developer Tools Guide .... Download CodeWarrior Lite, Metrowerks. Jikes Debugger, IBM. jdpkg.zip v1.11 293,851 bytes Kawa - simple yet powerful IDE, Tek-Tools, Inc. kinst321.exe v3.21 3,705,812 bytes Sun Promotions, Downloads and Upgrades Visual Age for Java: Download, IBM. Visual Café, Symantec. Visual J++ v6.0 Home Page, Microsoft. Visual J++ v1.1 23,250,576 bytes ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Where are the Reverse Engineering tools? Java Code Engineering and Reverse Engineering, Marc Meurrens. .... Crema 1.02, Hanpeter van Vliet. (obfuscator) (files are here one subdirectory back) D-Java, "class file disassembler written in C," Shawn Silverman. (Jasmin compatible) DejaVu, OEW for Java (decompiler) Dis (disassembler) Free tools for Java: hashjava, K.B. Sriram. (obfuscator) HoseMocha, protect against Mocha, Mark D. LaDue. (obfuscator) IceBreaker: A 'Visual' Java decompiler, Breaker Technologies. breaker.zip (unobfuscator) Jad the fast JAvaDecompiler. Java2Rose Documentation Generator, Rational Rose. java2rose.zip JavaP (disassembler) jas, (assembler), K.B. Sriram. Jasmin, (assembler), Jonathan Meyer. Jasmin, (assembler), Jonathan Meyer. JBuilder, Inprise and Borland (has Mocha in it?) Jmangle(tm): The Java Class Mangler, Taylor Computing. Jobe, Erik Jokipii. (obfuscator) Jobe, Erik Jokipii. (obfuscator) mirror Jshrink, "Your Java program is an open book." Eastridge Technology. (obfuscator) Kimera disassembler, Emin Gün Sirer. (online; Jasmin compatible) MakeDis (generates Java disassemblers for different processors) Mocha, the Java Decompiler, Hanpeter van Vliet. Obfuscate, Neil Aggarwal. (obfuscator) ShroudIt!, LNK. (obfuscator) SoftSeal Documentation, Breaker Technologies. SourceAgain Java Decompiler, Ahpah Software. (online) SourceGuard, "Complete protection for Java developers," 4thpass. (obfuscator) SourceTec Java decompiler, (a patch to Mocha) Visual J++ Samples & Downloads, Microsoft. WingDis - A Java Decompiler, WingSoft Corporation. Zelix KlassMaster (obfuscator/unobfuscator) ZKMEval.zip Zelix KlassMaster (obfuscator/unobfuscator) mirror ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Who has better links than we do? Aaron's Free Warped Java Page(tm), a "Plethora of Links" And then there's the whiff of coffee..., Vijay Mukhi's Technology Cornucopia Black Coffee Cetus Links: 15,188 Links on Objects and Components, Manfred Schneider Digital Cat's Java(tm) Resource Center developer.com - Directories: Java (gamelan by the service entrance) Gamelan - The Official Java Directory (~12,000) The Official Gamelan Java directory, (early version) Java - PC Webopaedia Definition and Links Java Code Engineering and Reverse Engineering, Marc Meurrens. Java, Extensibility and Security Related Links, Emin Gün Sirer, Kimera Project. Java FAQ Archives Java Links, Elliotte Rusty Harold. Java Links, Mark Smiley Java(tm) Platform Documentation, Sun Microsystems. Java Programming Resources, Marty Hall. Java Security: Hotlist: Complete Listing, Gary McGraw and Ed Felten. Java Security Resources, Donald Fischer. Java Shareware JavaSoft Docs JavaSoft Docs (se) Java Toys, Nico Tranquilli. Presenting Java: Information Sources Professor Sullivan's Learning Java Page Softpanorama Java Page TeamJava JAVA Links World Wide Web Virtual Library: The Java Programming Language ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Serendipity. Java announcements archive Links2Go: Getting Started with Java Focus on Java, About.com, aka Mining co. Netcraft - search results - java Object-Oriented Information Sources - java Yahoo! ... Java Yahoo! ... Java: Applets ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Turns out, we're doing Sumerian cuneiform accounting. So many ewe from you, prick it into a blob of clay, let it harden, like chewing gum. Toss it into an empty beer barrel. "Well, now, how many have you got?" "Oh, jee, I don't know... a barrel full." This is a game! Government is a game the Sumerians invented? How far are the Caucasians from the Sumerians? We've got to do something to reverse this incessant witless accumulation of information! Just a word about style. Didn't you find the Marty Hall double column pages confusing like an old style shelves to the ceiling hardware store? And the Meurrens BANG labeling distracting like a toy store? And van der Linden lazy like a bicycle shop? And the big sites bland like Bing Crosby? And this page just endless like a tyke on a trike? I vote for Meurrens as most useful. And van der Linden as most wise. And McGraw and Felten most fun. And Harold most friendly. And Eckert most thoughtful. And Hall most "?" Oh, you need a babelfish for a different shape hairy ear? Yamada Language Guides. Our next Zen misstep, our next nez trail, is to follow Meurrens links, follow Kimera's links, and read McGraw and Felten, and follow their security links. Oh, -Boojum wants us to look at Jini - How to get your toys to do what you want your toys to do! And we should ask some gamers questions. And More Book Links! Til then, duke, flash your badges! All forty-two of them!