was a Java technology related community website. It also offered a web-based source code repository for Java projects. It was shut down in April 2017.
Type of site
News and Collaborative revision control
Available inEnglish
Current statusPermanently shut down

HistoryEdit was announced by Sun Microsystems during JavaOne 2003.[1][2]

In January 2010, Oracle announced that it will migrate portal to Project Kenai codebase, encouraging users to move their Kenai projects to[3][4][5]

In June 2016, Oracle announced that "the and forges will be going dark on April 28, 2017."[6]


The Javapedia project was launched in June 2003 during the JavaOne developer conference.[7][8] It is part of

The project aims at creating an online encyclopedia covering all aspects of the Java platform.[9] The Javapedia project is openly inspired by Wikipedia.[10]

The prominent differences between Wikipedia and Javapedia include feature restrictions (for example, editing is open to registered users only), software used (TWiki), links (CamelCase is used), and content licensing (Creative Commons 1.0 Attribution license).

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Sun Rolls Out and, Project Rave at JavaOne". June 11, 2003. Retrieved June 13, 2010. Opening the show, Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW), the creator and leading advocate of Java, introduced new Java technologies; tools; communities including for consumers, and for developers
  2. ^ "Sun Microsystems Launches Portal for Java Technology Collaboration". June 11, 2003. Retrieved June 13, 2010.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 31, 2010. Retrieved June 13, 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Oracle Moving Project Kenai to". February 10, 2010. Retrieved June 13, 2010.
  5. ^ "Overview and Frequently Asked Questions for the Developer Community". Oracle Corporation. March 24, 2010. Archived from the original on April 16, 2010. Retrieved June 13, 2010. Our plan is to focus our efforts on as the hosted community of choice for Java developers. Thus, we are in the process of migrating the back end to the Kenai technology. This means that projects currently hosted on will be migrated to
  6. ^ " Forge Sunset". Oracle Community Directory. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
  7. ^ Sun Microsystems unveils, the ultimate destination for developers and focal point for open source collaboration (press release mentioning Javapedia)
  8. ^ The Source for Java Technology Collaboration - iBLOGthere4iM Archived September 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ The Javapedia Project from Sun Microsystems White Papers at ZDNet UK
  10. ^ "The Javapedia Project" (Press release). June 10, 2003. Archived from the original on January 12, 2008. Retrieved May 28, 2007.

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