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entry Nov 2 2006, 11:08 AM
We have expanded the Free Java Books section to Free Computer Books'. It now has over 5000 free online computer books on pretty much all computer subjects, such as Internet, Web, Programming, Design Pattern, Architecture, Software, Hardware, and many more

They are all organized under easily-to-find tag cloud. You do not need to drill down many levels just to get to one book.

All free books are just one tag away, All free books are just one click away.

entry Nov 1 2006, 01:21 PM
We have just completely revamped the site, hope that you like the new look. This pave the way for adding many more new exciting features to the site, so please stay tuned.

entry Apr 2 2006, 08:52 PM
Recently, we received a very angry comment from an author, because our book section has a link that refers directly to the PDF version of his book and not to the landing page on his site. He calls it HIGHLY UNETHICAL and STEALING. What do you think?

We publish the communications between the author and us. We remove some names to protect the parties involved, because we want a healthy dicussion on the practice of linking directly to the PDF file of a book, and not something else that might lead to personal attack.

>>>>>>>>>>> From author

your books section is HIGHLY UNETHICAL

As a former publisher ( I build {Site Name} ) I have to say that your books section is highly unethical. In short, you are STEALING.

When a website puts up a book (be it in HTML or PDF), they expect to benefit from that investment by having people come to their site to get the book. So you guys should at least link to the landing page where the book was hosted on the original site. But by linking direcly to the PDF\'s, or the printer friendly versions of the articles, you are STEALING from the original site that posted it.

Shame on you!

{the Author}

>>>>>>>>>>>> Response from us

Dear {the Author},

First, we would like to thank you for your highly acclaimed book, {Book Name}, we bought the books as a result of first reading the PDF version and then clicking the Amazon link on the first page of the PDF file.

We were very shocked, to say the least, to read your comments posted on our site, and we could not believe those comments would come from a highly respected author like yourself. We totally and completely reject your accusations, especially those very RUDE remarks. We are NOT in violation of anything as you accused and we follow widely adopted Internet practice as most search engines do. However we have removed the link in question as a goodwill gesture.

We don't understand how the original site or the author (you) would not get the credit, when you use the first full page of the PDF file to make full claim of all credits even with some clickable HTML links (that is how we bought the book).

We are not pretending to own anything as we clearly state in bold at the same page "ATTENTION: We do not own or store any copies of these books in our server, only provide links to other sites. "

Let us quote some key points in our emails to {Person A} and {Person B},

We will remove those links if the authors are not happy about. As we (and our searchbot) have no way of knowing what is the original site of those books, or if the other sites hosting the books have any agreement with the authors.

We only make use of publicly available links found on the search engines. What is the difference from such links on our site and those links on the search engine sites?

I suggest that you should get search engines to remove those links first, then our search bot will not find them and post them on our site.

May I also suggest that you should try to correct the source of problems, and contact those sites hosting your contents directly, since we have no way of knowing if they host it legally or not.



entry Mar 31 2006, 12:05 AM
We are upgrading our server in order to better serve you. We are experiencing some technical glitches during upgrade, thank you for your patience.

entry Mar 22 2006, 02:18 PM
On the package index page, a third section, examples, is now added. The three sections are

1. Packages section

It lists all the subpackges. The number next to a package name indicates number of examples for this package.

2. Classes section

It lists all the classes contained within this package. The number next to a class name indicates number of examples for this class

3. Example section

It lists all the examples contained within this package.

Please take a look at the following


entry Mar 9 2006, 11:42 AM
This is the translation in Russian

KickJava.com сообщил что их Java Source Codes Repository перевалил за 20 миллионов строк исходных кодов!


entry Mar 8 2006, 02:54 PM
Surprised to see the previous news item has been translated into Chinese. http://news.csdn.net/n/20060307/87844.html

If you know of any other language translation, we would like to post it here too.

"KickJava.com 推出Java原代码库,目前包含了超过20,000,000行的代码。

该代码库的特点就是所有的原代码都连接到JDK APIs且广泛的互相引用,所以可以用来轻松的跟踪call stack。


地址:http://kickjava.com/src "

entry Mar 6 2006, 11:01 AM
Java.net reports today

KickJava.com has introduced a Java Source Codes Repository of over 20 million lines of codes, with more being added. "The unique feature is that all source codes are extensively cross-referenced and linked to JDK APIs, so that it can be used to track the call stack easily." Code is organized in sections by package, so the top level consists of "org", "com", "java", etc.


Java.net also reported another news about KickJava.com on Sep. 23, 2005

KickJava.com has added some new java code search features. They write in, "You can browse all J2SE, J2EE and J2ME APIs, and examples in one place. It just adds a new feature to allow you to search 20,041,731 lines of Java source code. Simply click on the 'Search More Java Examples' & it will search all its source code and return the search results with rank. You can easily navigate the source code through the hyperlinks."


entry Feb 22 2006, 09:17 PM
Thanks for KickJava users' suggestion, we create a Blog here so that we can post news and announcements regarding http://KickJava.com.

In addition to contacting us by email, KickJava users are also welcomed to contact us in the following two new additional ways,

1. Post your comments right here in our blog.
2. Post your replies in our dedicated topic, http://121space.com/index.php?showtopic=133

We are closely monitoring these two venues.

Thank you for your support over the years, we hope that this can improve our communication in order to better serve you.