Join Peggy Fisher for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating Java docs, part of Learning Java (2015).
- How to create Javadocs. As you might have guessed, this stands for Java documentation. The IDE has the ability to create Javadoc HTML pages that describe the project's classes, interfaces, constructors, methods, and data fields. The Javadoc is constructed from the special comments embedded in your code. Oracle has excellent Javadoc support for classes and methods included in the Java development kit and the Java API, the application programming interface.
Here is the Oracle site, and I've selected the Javadoc for the math class. This is a useful reference when you want to use some of the methods in the math class such as absolute value, square root, power, cosine, et cetera. This is a great resource as we start to get more involved with the Java API. This documentation provides valuable insights on how to use classes, interface, and methods that've already been written by other programmers. We can also generate our own Javadoc for our programs that describe the classes and methods in the interaction with our program.
Let's go back to NetBeans. To generate a Javadoc, select the project in the projects window. Go to the Run option in the menu bar, and choose Generate Javadoc. This launches the index page for the Javadoc. As we start to create more complicated programs, we will continue to create Javadocs.
- Downloading and exploring NetBeans
- Understanding Java basics: data types, strings, arrays, and more
- Controlling flow with functions and loops
- Creating classes
- Sorting and searching arrays
- Manipulating files
- Handling errors
- Building GUIs
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Java Basics
3. Flow of Control
4. Classes and Objects
5. Beyond the Basics
6. File Manipulation
7. Graphical User Interface Basics
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