The first of a new section of forthcoming tutorials "miescellaneous and system" features of Java, a new tutorial has been added on reading environment variables and system properties in Java.
The tutorial looks at issues such as:
what technically is the difference between OS environment variables and Java system properties?
commonly defined properties for cross-platform use
how to enumerate environment variables and properties, including how to unify the two separate APIs.
As usual, comments, feedback and requests for new tutorials are welcome via the Javamex forum.