Wikipedia:WikiProject Java

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WikiProject Java is a Wikipedian community that aims to better organize information in articles related to Java and its components (programming languages, editions, tools, end-user software, people, companies, etc.). This page and its subpages contain a lot of suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help on occasions, see the to-do list there.

WikiProject Java

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If you would like to participate more in this project, then you can add your name to the list of participants, keep in touch with project developments by watchlisting Wikipedia:WikiProject Java, and join discussions on the talk page (if you are not a member) or Java Cafe (if you are).

Background, scope and goals

WikiProject Java should be a descendent project of WikiProject Computing (as are WikiProjects WikiProject Computer science, C++, Databases, Free Software, Internet, Linux and Macintosh) among others. It will then have the value of uncluttering WikiProject Programming languages... It was born on September 24, 2009 (through Alainr345).

This WikiProject aims primarily to provide readers of Wikipedia a clear and consistent reference for programming in Java and its platform. Java in this context refers to a number of computer software products and specifications from Sun Microsystems that together provide a system for developing application software and deploying it in a cross-platform environment.

The ultimate goal of this project is to provide a comprehensive guide to Java-related articles on Wikipedia.

Current goals

"List/Tag/Assess/Write/Maintain", that's our motto here!...

Structure and participants

With the current limited number of participants, we do not seem to need a structure yet - everybody is equal here.

To add yourself to this WikiProject, put the Java userbox that will look something like this in your userpage by typing: {{Wikipedia:WikiProject_Java/Userbox}}

Crystal java.png This user is a member of WikiProject Java.

List of participants

 *  Charter members
 ** Coordinator    -You can now aim to be Coordinator if you so desire!


The current award for the project is The Computing Star.

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a WikiProject Java participant


This is a collection of Java related articles, created or still redlink.
Please list all articles by putting the name of the article (including bracketed text).
This article list could be incomplete.
Please help adding to it.

Article requests

Articles for deletion

Recent changes to Java-related articles

Recent changes in various articles within the scope of this project (not comprehensive):

  • Recent changes in articles related to Java
  • New articles
  • Article alerts (bot filing Proposed deletion, Articles for deletion, Featured article reviews, Good article nominations, Good article reassessment, Peer review, Requested moves, News, etc.)


  • Number of pages with template Portal|Java: 4 (See{{Portal|Java}}%22&fulltext=Search&ns0=1&ns6=1&ns8=1&ns10=1&ns12=1&ns14=1&ns100=1&title=Special%3ASearch&advanced=1&fulltext=Advanced+search)
  • Total number of pictures in Category:Java_platform on Wikipedia: around 300 (See Cat Scan)
  • Total number of pictures in Category:Java_(programming_language) on Commons: around 266 (See Cat Scan)
  • Number of pages with navbox Java (Sun): 43 (See Cat Scan)
  • Number of pages with navbox Java Virtual Machine: 31 (See Cat Scan)
  • Total number of articles in Category:Java_platform: around 1482 (See Cat Scan)
  • Number of articles classified DIRECTLY under Category:Java_platform (plus total number of subcategories): around 221 (See Category)
  • We are working towards the following milestones:
1482 quality-assessed pages: 100% complete
1482 importance-assessed pages: 100% complete

  • Article count Importance by Quality matrix for WikiProject Java from WP1.0:









Bots/Tools used

  • Erwin85Bot (to get Java category page count, automatically daily)
  • ArticleAlertbot (to get notice of urgent situations, automatically each day)
  • AlexNewArtBot (to get notice of new articles related to Java, automatically each day)
  • DASHBot (to get list of living person biographies without references, automatically daily)
  • WP 1.0 bot (to get Quality/Importance matrix, automatically each 3 days) MOVED HERE
  • WolterBot (to get Cleanup listing of project articles, automatically each month)
  • MiszaBot_II (to get project/portal talk pages archived, automatically each month)
  • Popular pages queue (to get traffic stats on Java-related articles, automatically each month)
  • AWB (to get project tag on articles according to category, ONCE)
  • Importer (to get WikiNews, ONCE)
  • Xenobot (to get auto-assessment, on demand)
  • CatGraph


See also

Current activity

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Things to keep in mind

There are a few things that you should try to keep in mind while editing Java articles.


One of the primary goals of this project is to make Java articles accessible, so you should make an effort to explain any jargon.



Try to ensure that every Java article includes at least a few relevant references, and direct citations for anything that could be considered controversial. Wikipedia articles cannot be a substitute for a textbook (that is what Wikibooks is for), and references can give readers some idea of where they should go if they need more information than the article can provide. Just as important, providing further reading enables other editors to verify and to extend the given information, as well as to discuss the quality of a particular source.

You can find more information on citations and references, as well as several examples for how the cited literature should look, in the style guide on citations. Wikipedia's List of publications in computer science can be a good source of references and citations for Java articles, as can Citeseer and Google Scholar.

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