Welcome to the Java Developer Center

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Java is a tried and true programming language that powers many enterprise-class web applications. In the Java Developer Center, you'll find:

HOWTO Articles


Most of the Java sample code provided in the HOWTO articles require only Java version 1.4.2 or newer which includes the standard javax.xml.* packages and the HTTPClient packages from Apache. The exceptions are the Mail API, which requires either the JAX-WS or Axis2 libraries, and the JSON example which requires the org.json package. Whirlycache is required for the in-memory caching example.


Code Samples Used by our HOWTOs

We've got plenty of examples to keep you busy. These examples all come from our HOWTOs listed above.

Unless otherwise noted, all of the folllowing code samples are provided under the terms of the Yahoo! SDK Software License Agreement.

We also have some Java examples using our Mail API.

Be sure to review our Best Practices for Speeding Up Your Web Site.

Java Downloads and Libraries

Java SE Downloads: Java SE includes classes that support the development of Java Web Services and provides the foundation for Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE).

Java EE Downloads: Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) is the industry standard for developing portable, robust, scalable and secure server-side Java applications.

JSON in Java: JSON packages for Java from json.org.

Apache Commons: The Commons is an Apache project focused on all aspects of reusable Java components.

Whirlycache: Whirlycache is a fast, configurable in-memory object cache for Java.

More Information About Java Programming

Sun Developer Network (SDN) Java Technology Reference: Includes a vast set of information including API specifications, documentation, and code samples for Java developers.

Java Web Services Overview : Great for learning about all of the powerful tools available for developing web services with Java.

JDK™ 6 Documentation: Links to documentation of every component of the JDK and links to additional resources.

The Java Tutorials: New to Java? Learn by doing with a myriad of Java tutorials covering the basics to advanced Java topics.

Java Web Services Development Pack : The JWSDP is a free software development kit (SDK) for developing Web Services, Web applications and Java applications with the newest technologies for Java.

O'Reilly and Associates: Publishes many of the best books on Java.

NetBeans: Free Java tools for creating cross-platform Java desktop, enterprise and web applications.

IntelliJ IDEA: Java IDE intensely focused on developer productivity that provides a robust combination of enhanced development tools.

Eclipse Downloads: Free Java IDE for Java and Java EE developers.

Community Resources

If you're found the intersection of Java and Yahoo! Web Services but you're not sure which way to turn, join us on the ydn-java mailing list. Please note that this is not a general Java programming questions list; try to keep your questions focused on discussion about Yahoo! APIs.

We also provide individual lists for each of the web services and APIs we support; your questions are always welcome there as well. See the Yahoo! Developer Network Community page for more information on these mailing lists.

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