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How do I download the tutorial?
See About This Draft to download the tutorial.

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Can I mirror the tutorial?
There's information about this in our FAQ. The short answer is that you can make the tutorial available locally at your site, but please don't mirror it to the Web.

What version of the JDK does the tutorial reflect?
Except where otherwise noted, this tutorial reflects the API distributed in the 1.0.2 Java Developers Kit (JDK). We're in the process of adding notes to reflect the JDK 1.1 release. Also, a few lessons and trails are dedicated to new 1.1 features, such as the new native methods interface, Java Beans, internationalization, security, and the new AWT event system. Information that applies only to 1.1 is marked with this icon: jdk1.1. See To 1.1 -- And Beyond! for a complete guide to all the material in the tutorial that reflects 1.1.

Who are the tutorial babies?
Cosmo and Sophia.

The tutorial seems really big. What's in there?
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What about the book and the CD-ROM?
We have several pages about the book including information about the CD-ROM, a list of errata, and an FAQ.

What's all this trail nonsense?
For information about the structure and organization of this tutorial please refer to How to Use the Tutorial.

What do other readers think of the tutorial?
Here are a few review comments from some of our readers.

How did you get here?
Read a complete change history of the tutorial.

Who are Kathy and Mary?
On March 4, 1997, the The Java Developer Connection interviewed Kathy and Mary about their work on the tutorial. Read the transcript of that interview. Note: You may be required to register and/or log in to view the transcript. But hey. It's free!

Also, you can read interviews with Mary and Kathy at Amazon.com.

How do I reach the authors?
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I have more questions!
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