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Java support in Mac OS X is based on the Java 2, Standard Edition implementation, installed with every copy of Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server. Mac OS X Server provides more resources through JBoss and WebObjects. Developers' cross-platform J2SE applications appear as native Mac OS X applications.

A guided introduction and learning path for developers new to Java in Mac OS X.   Essential information for developers using the Mac OS X built-in Java support.  
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Principles to consider when creating Java software with a Mac OS X look and feel.   Support for implementing graphics features in Java applications.   Resources for measuring, evaluating, and improving Java code performance.

Tools and programming interfaces for moving Java code to Mac OS X.   Java classes for creating cross-platform multimedia applications.   Tools for developing and distributing Java applications on Mac OS X.

Techniques for enhancing the user experience of Java applications on Mac OS X.   Support for developing and deploying Java applications in networked settings.  

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