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  • Simple3D Graphics JavaFX rewrite of my first article using Swing
    Simple 3D graphics using Java was my first article using Swing UI. As you know JavaFX is the replacement for Swing. In this article I will talk […]

  • Larry Gray wrote a new post, Facebook 6 months ago

    facebook.com /softwaredeveloperzone  Please visit and Like the page so that you can receive post in your feed. I am very active on the FaceBook page. I post video, audio, and image content there that you will not […]

    Many articles are introductory– Some articles contain source code that you are free to use — I will be working on about 6 sourceforge projects — Some of the SourceForge code I may pusblish here — Contact […]

    Would you like a place to write some articles and share some code? But don’t want the hassle of managing a web site yourself? This might be the place for you.

  • Register–Hang out–Message members–Forums–Discussion Groups–Get a buddy to hang out here with you and join me. Voice and Text based chat rooms.


  • Persistant Storage– File IO — Database — Intro to Data Structures




    Show you how to do Git


    Edit Something


    Demonstrate how to use sourceforge git repo, and eclipse with command line Git

  • Larry Gray wrote a new post, Videos 6 months ago

    3 Videos with more to come–
    Task Examples–
    Or maybe anything



  • Larry Gray wrote a new post, Podcast 6 months ago

    10 meaty Podcast–
    Not a lot of jabber–
    I’m learning be patient–
    Audio Quality is not superb yet–
    They will be better in time–
    Java Language–
    2D and 3D game coding


  • Larry Gray wrote a new post, Articles 6 months ago

    Over 70 Articles–
    Most for Newbies–
    Some with sourcecode–
    File IO Tutorial–
    2 Database Articles



  • I discuss the tools that I use for coding or publishing Software Developer Zone. I talk about what I’m doing with SDZ, what languages I’m learning, what tools I’m using with maybe a few pointers or tips. Join […]

  • An Object is a Data Structure
    Objects are data structures. We all know programs have data, in fact in OOP an object is Data and Related program logic packaged into this thing called an Object. In Java, we have […]

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    1 day, 8 hours ago

    Just took down s2member for now, s2member was conflicting with buddypress, please register now, it should work fine. If not contact admin@softwaredeveloperzone.com

  • Larry Gray posted a new activity comment 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    You should put up a photo

  • Easy steps and tips to get started learning to code Java
    How easy is it to begin learning Java? I will explain the steps needed to get started. What tools are needed? Which tools to avoid at first. Ask yourself a […]

  • Profiling without an  IDE with Java
    Think you need an IDE or a paid IDE to profile? Think again. I explain in this post how to do this with the basic Java language. You will find some interesting results in the […]

  • Random Access Files with Java
    Random Access Files (RAF) in Java are super easy to use. Use an RAF when you are doing more database-like operations vs document-like operations. With an RAF you can move to any […]

  • Organizing Sprites, Tiles, Textures etc on Image Strips or Grids.
    This article is about a tool for organizing sprite or tile images into image grids or image strips. It’s useful for organizing game sprites, […]

  • Isometric or Orthogonal 3D views
    In this article, I demonstrate 3D Graphics showing you how to project a surface in 3D using 3 modes for drawing the surface. There is a left-hand mode, a center mode, and a […]

  • Sound Effects and Musical Notes
    I will demo how to play a wave file or other sound files as effects. How to play musical notes. Later I will write on how to play music files simultaneously with sound effects.  […]

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