Troubleshooting Java™ SE

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The Java™ Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) allows the development and deployment of a large variety of complex applications.

This web page contains pointers to information to help you troubleshoot problems you encounter with applications developed with Java SE release 6.

(For troubleshooting information for J2SE release 5.0, see Troubleshooting J2SE 5.0.)

Note: To see technical support options, visit our Developer Services site .

Contents of This Page

Troubleshooting Guides
Quick Tips!
Troubleshooting Tools
Pertinent Articles
Pertinent Blogs
Pertinent Forum Sites

Troubleshooting Guides

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Two separate troubleshooting guides are available (in English only) to help you diagnose and solve problems that occur in applications running on Java SE 6:

  • Troubleshooting Guide for Java SE 6 with HotSpot VM ( pdf version and html version)
    • For help with problems that occur between the application and the Java HotSpot virtual machine.
    • Describes the Java SE troubleshooting tools, how to develop your own tools using the APIs provided with the platform, several suggested troubleshooting procedures, how to submit bug reports, and detailed reference information. In addition, the document summarizes the changes in the troubleshooting tools since the previous release.
    • Document last updated November 2008
  • Troubleshooting Guide for Java SE 6 Desktop Technologies ( pdf version and html version)
    • For help with problems that occur with a Java SE desktop application.
    • Describes common issues which can occur with Java SE desktop technologies, such as Swing, AWT, Java 2D, and so forth, as well as suggestions for troubleshooting these issues.
    • Document last updated September 2008

Quick Tips!

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For a few quick tips, consult these tables of typical troubleshooting needs, with corresponding commands, by platform.

See also the section Summary of Tools, Options, and Commands in the Troubleshooting Guide for Java SE 6 with HotSpot VM.

Troubleshooting Tools

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Consult the following summaries of JDK troubleshooting tool for Java SE 6, by platform, including links to man pages, where available. Note that these tools are unsupported and experimental in nature, and they might not be available in future JDK versions.

Pertinent Articles for Troubleshooting

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Pertinent Blogs for Troubleshooting

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The Planet JDK site represents an aggregation of JDK developers' blogs.

The following is a (non-exhaustive) list of bloggers' helpful information and tips for troubleshooting Java SE applications.

Pertinent Forum Sites for Troubleshooting

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Visit the various forum sites, where you can browse for information and post your own questions. Perhaps someone else has already encountered your problem! Use the Search facility on the forum site to specify your problem area.

This is a very brief list of pointers to the high-level entries into some of these sites.


Page last updated: 14 November 2008

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