Welcome to the New to Java Community pages. You can participate in the developer community in a number of ways:
Oracle sponsors several events throughout the year that may be of interest to developers new to the Java platform.
Blogs are an excellent way to keep up with the latest advancements that Java has to offer
Forums are a great place to get help for projects you're working on, for sharing your programming expertise, and for getting to know your fellow developers.
There are a large number of user groups that meet in cities across the world. Network with developers like yourself, and share what you know about the Java platform.
The Java Development Kit (JDK) is now available under the GPL. You too can contribute to future versions of the JDK!