Java Internet Links

by sjl


updated Sun Feb 13 22:20:47 PST 2000

I have written a bunch of Java, and I have watched others write Java, and I have concluded that you should not use Java. If you are an OO purist, you should be using Python. If you just want to be more productive than 90% of your peers, use perl

The center of the Java Universe is at Sun.

Applet Sources

Gamelan used to be a useful applet repository ... now it is cluttered with all sorts of junk.
The Java Boutique ... Good collection of Java programs, many with source code.
Java Applet Rating Service (JARS) ... the ratings in the apples.
ACME Java ... PBM author Jeff Poskanzer has a name your can trust.

Math and Graphs

I am trying to find Java sources for a decent scientific plotting package, with things like autoscaling, log axis, markers, zoom, and pan. The graphing applets I have seen do not have nearly enough capability to make them better than dumping bitmaps from an established package such as gnuplot. The applets I've seen also look like they were fairly difficult to code. It almost seems like we're back in the dark days of the IBM PC before an affordable, usable graphics subroutine library was written in Turbo Pascal.

It is amazing that there isn't something like Gnuplot in Java. There are business graphics, and web statistics graphics, but the work on scientific plotting has not reached the mainstream.

Net Factory ... Home of NetCharts
Jmath: HTML 3.0 Equation Rendering