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From James Carman <ja...@carmanconsulting.com>
Subject Re: Inherent problem with Java classes.
Date Wed, 07 Oct 2009 18:15:52 GMT
This should get you started:

http://commons.apache.org/vfs/api.html

You'll want to make sure you've got everything you need on the
classpath so that all of the file system types you need are enabled.

On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 1:53 PM, Alan Grimes <agrimes@speakeasy.net> wrote:
> There's an inherent problem with all classes and class packages of all
> languages. Basically when you package up a bundle of classes there are
> few clues for a novice to determine which classes are for internal use
> only and which are the primary front end of the API. Similarly, when
> there are dozens of non-depreciated methods in a class, it becomes
> difficult for a novice to determine which are the critical calls that
> every application will inevitably use and which are there just to handle
> corner cases or special applications. This is why I had trouble finding
> the call for dowloading a file in the FTP system.
>
> Javadoc is wonderful. It certainly does help when one needs a
> refference. The VFS package seems to be closer to what I actually need,
> but at the same time it's much more complex. This is why HowTos and
> other tutorials are vitally important for all non-trivial packages,
> especially packages for use as libraries. =(
>
> Do you know where I can find useful getting started guides for VFS?
>
>
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