Java Examples News

Popular Java Classes - August 14, 2008

A new Popular menuitem shows java classes that have been queried most during the past month.

Firefox search plugin - April 7, 2007

The firefox search plugin supports JExamples queries directly in the firefox search area.

Improved Class-name queries - September 20, 2005

If you query for a Class-name (or Interface-name), JExamples will return a list of every method on that class which we have examples of; in addition it will show an entry labeled "new" if we have examples that instantiate the class and an entry for any extends/implements examples. Each entry in the list is a link, and clicking it will run a query for that Class.method, or instantiation, etc., thereby allowing drill-down into the examples for any Class.

Previously, a query for a Class-name was interpreted as a request to see code that instantiates an instance of that class. There has been no change to the meaning of "Classname.method" queries, and you can still enter those and run them as before, but you may find it easier to query on just the Class-name and then in the query results, click the entry for the Class.method that you want to see examples of.

"Did you mean" search corrections - August 25, 2005

If JExamples cannot find matching results for your query, it will check its database for classes and methods with names that are similar to what you entered and then ask if you meant to search for one of those.

Article on - May 9, 2005

One of the JExamples founders wrote an article which appeared on The article is titled Using Ant as a Text Substitution Preprocessor.

Improved Search Result Order - April 27, 2005

Search Results are now ordered by the example Rating percentage and the highest rated examples come first. For example, since 80% is greater than 70%, an example with the rating "80% of 10" would come before one with rating "70% of 20". Also note that an example with a 50% rating will sort the same as an unrated example (one with rating "0% of 0").

Launch of - March 28, 2005

" is a new, free website that helps Java developers find high quality examples of virtually any Java API. JExamples uses sophisticated source analysis and a powerful search engine to find java examples in well known Java open source products (e.g. Ant, Tomcat). The search results are ordered according to user rating, so the examples voted best show up first; also, clicking one of the 5 line previews shown in the search results will display the entire source file."