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Java (programming language)[edit]

This peer review discussion has been closed.
Once featured, now only B-class. No review since open sourcing of Java (2007). General review needed.

Thanks, Kozuch (talk) 21:48, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

Ruhrfisch comments: I agree this is not FA or even GA in its current state. It is an interesting article and while it is clear that a lot of work has been put into it, much more is needed to improve it further. Here are some suggestions for improvement:

  • I would look at the FAR closely and make sure all of the points raised there are addressed.
  • Article lead needs to be expanded per WP:LEAD. The lead should be an accessible and inviting overview of the whole article. My rule of thumb is to include every header in the lead in some way - for example Applet, Servlet and Criticisms do not seem to be in the lead.
  • Biggest problem I see with the article is that it has very few references, especially for its length. For example the last three paragraphs of Criticism have no (ZERO) refs. See WP:CITE and WP:V
  • My rule of thumb is that every quote, every statistic, every extraordinary claim and every paragraph needs a ref.
  • Refs that are there often are inomplete and need more information. Internet refs need URL, title, author if known, publisher and date accessed. {{cite web}} and other cite templates may be helpful.
  • Article is very list-y, this should be converted to prose where possible. Some lists, like the five goals, are OK, but this is too many
  • Article seems to have too many See also links and the External links section does look like a link farm.
  • The programs (code) do not seem to have any refs - how is that not original research?
  • While I think a few examples of code are useful, the article seems to be more like a programming manual (how to). See WP:NOT
  • A model article is often useful for ideas - there are several possible FA models at Wikipedia:Featured_articles#Computing

Hope this helps. If my comments are useful, please consider peer reviewing an article, especially one at Wikipedia:Peer review/backlog (which is how I found this article). Yours, Ruhrfisch ><>°° 03:46, 15 June 2008 (UTC)