Creating Effective JavaHelp
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: June 2000
Pages: 192

Effective, instantly available online help is a requirement for today's interactive applications. Until now, Java application developers have been forced to develop their own help system. That's no longer necessary. With the release of JavaHelp™, there is a complete and standard online help system for the Java™ platform.Creating Effective JavaHelp covers the main features and options of JavaHelp. It shows how to create a basic JavaHelp system, prepare help topics, and deploy the help system in an application. Written for all levels of Java developers and technical writers, the book takes a chapter-by-chapter approach to building concepts. It imparts a complete understanding of how to create usable JavaHelp systems and integrate them into Java applications and applets.Topics covered include:

  • Understanding JavaHelp
  • Creating your first HelpSet
  • Planning the JavaHelp project
  • Preparing Help topics
  • Creating HelpSet data and navigation files
  • Enhancing the HelpSet
  • Using the JavaHelp API for advanced presentation options
  • Deploying the help system to your users
  • Using third-party help-authoring tools
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By Julia Ozerskiy

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Comments about oreilly Creating Effective JavaHelp:

This is an excellent book.

The author has done a great job providing instructions A-Z.

In a few short chapters the book takes you thru the whole process, starting with creating your help topics, integrating with Java applications, and finishing with deployment instructions. The book also provides a concise, to-the-point reference section.

Very easy reading, yet extremely effective and instructional.

I strongly recommend this book to any developers considering JavaHelp for their

applications.

 
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By Jodi Burt

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Comments about oreilly Creating Effective JavaHelp:

This is such a good book; clear, short and to the point! My developers wished that we would have found this book when we were at the start of our first big Java project-they estimate that they could have saved about 2 or 3 production weeks.

I would also like to pay a compliment to the Sun tech support staff. We had been using RoboHelp as the editor for our JavaHelp and were having some serious problems (which were related to RoboHelp, not JavaHelp) RoboHelp's support people were not able to support their own product. The Sun people not only resolved our issue, but offered several work-arounds for other possible issues that they had seen develop...so very helpful, polite, and they went that extra bit for a customer.

...kinda' like human versions of your great book!

Jodi Burt

Lead Senior Technical Writer

 
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By Mike Foster

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Comments about oreilly Creating Effective JavaHelp:

Easy to understand, excellent examples, essential information

After having worked on a JavaHelp (JH) project over a year ago when JH

was still very young (1.0 was just about to be released), and having to

wade through the JH User's Guide and JH Specification then for information,

I found this book very good for bringing myself back up-to-speed for

resuming the project after a year layoff. I wished I would've had it when I

initially began the project a year ago.

This book is very easy to read, contains excellent examples, and has the

the proper level of information to get help writers started on the right foot

with JH so they are productive quickly. It is written for the help writer but

includes just enough detail for helping developers that the help writer may

have to work with in order to implement a JH system. Overall, a very good

book that I am recommending to other writers assigned JH projects.

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