With the latest update to the ADC Reference Library, Apple has deprecated the entire Foundation and Application Kits for Java. Previously, it was stated that the Java-Cocoa bridge was still valid for learning purposes.
Apple Deprecates Cocoa Kits for Java
Submitted by anonymous 2006-07-26 macOS 12 Comments
Maybe they just finally made it “official” or just updated the documentation (as seems to be the case online) but this doesn’t strike me as “new news” entirely. I recall hearing similar way back when OS X 10.4 was released.
I could never understand why someone would want to write Cocoa in Java. The disjoint between them is enormous. Cocoa is Objective C. The language and its capabilities pervade the entire framework.
I tried to write a Cocoa app in Java, but it was like trying to saw a coconut in half with a butter knife.
Edited 2006-07-26 18:23