This diagram is a model of Java™ technology. The diagram explains Java technology by placing it in the context of related concepts and examples, and by defining its major components and the connections between them. It shows how developers use Java technology to create programs that benefit people everywhere, and explains how computers and networks relate to Java technology.

The diagram is intended to help developers who are familiar with one part of the Java platform understand other parts. It relates unfamiliar technologies to ones with which developers may already be familiar. The diagram also provides an overview for developers who are new to Java technology and an introduction for non-programmers who want to improve their ability to converse with developers. For more information, visit the web site at http://java.sun.com.