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Java Programming on the Mac

Whether you're a hobbyist or a commercial developer, there's a compelling Java story on Mac OS X. In this collection of articles, O'Reilly authors present examples for developers looking for cross-platform solutions as well as those who want to write Mac OS X-specific applications in Java.
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A Rendezvous with Java
With Apple's release of the Java source code for Rendezvous, developers can create Rendezvous-enabled applications for other platforms, as well as Mac. Michael Brewer shows you how. Aug. 31, 2004

Integrating Ant with Xcode
Building Java code on multiple platforms is a problem facing many Java developers. One effective answer is Ant, an open-source tool hosted by the Apache Group. Derek Haidle shows you how to incorporate this tool with Xcode. Jun. 1, 2004

Transforming iCal Calendars with Java
You can store your iCal calendars on your iPod and check your appointments while enjoying music. But todo items from iCal don't synch, unless you change them to events. Daniel Steinberg shows you how to get todos on your iPod using a little Java 1.4.1. May. 20, 2003

Apple Releases Java 1.4.1 for Mac OS X
Apple takes Java to the next level with the latest release of the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition, version 1.4.1 for Mac OS X. It includes 60 percent more features than 1.3.1. Daniel Steinberg brings you up to speed. Mar. 10, 2003

Getting Fit for the Holidays
A look at interacting with your Java programs remotely by taking advantage of the Apache Web Server that ships with Mac OS X. Plus an intro to the Fit framework, which allows business people to specify what software should do or how it will behave in simple tables. Dec. 10, 2002

Write Twice, Run Anywhere
Swing applications on Mac OS X run great, and for the most part, look good too. But what about the small things? Daniel Steinberg shows you how to tune a Java application so it meets the expectations of Mac OS X users. Sep. 6, 2002

The IDEs of Mac
In this month's Java Programming on the Mac, Daniel Steinberg takes you on a ramble through a handful of Java IDEs for Mac OS X. He looks at JBuilder, jEdit, NetBeans, Project Builder, and IDEA. Apr. 16, 2002

Using AppleScript to Compile and Run Java Code
Until recently, Daniel Steinberg did all of his coding in a text processor and used the Terminal to compile and run the code. In this month's column, he shows you how to use AppleScript to automate many of these tasks. Mar. 1, 2002

Adding Spell Checking to Your Swing Applications
Here's a step-by-step tutorial on how to add spell checking to your Swing applications. It's so easy that the hardest part is downloading and installing the necessary files. Jan. 18, 2002

Good Books, Smalltalk, and Squeak
Java programmers looking for some interesting reading might enjoy a few selections from Daniel Steinberg's list, as well as a look at Smalltalk and Squeak. Dec. 4, 2001

Shell Scripts, Command Lines, and Classpaths
Programming in Java on the Mac is a bit different than programming from within the Windows environment. This article examines issues involving classpaths and running applications from the command line and through shell scripts while working on a Mac. Oct. 2, 2001

Building a Simple Java Application in Mac OS X
The word is getting out that Mac OS X is a terrific development platform for Java. In this article, Daniel Steinberg shows you the basic steps needed to develop a simple GUI application. Aug. 3, 2001

Running Java Applications on Mac OS X
You can easily create double-clickable versions of Java applications for Mac OS X using MRJAppBuilder. Daniel Steinberg shows you how.  Jul. 6, 2001