Box Java SDK is in beta stage. Developers might notice changes over time. For now, the site offers Javadocs, authentication, and folders along with collaboration features with other members. Java SDK is an additional resource to the Box API available on the official site. With Box Java SDK, users can integrate storage, cloud, and file sharing characteristics into web applications.
With the recent explosion of cloud computing services, developers now have more opportunities than ever to take advantage of enterprise-scale computing platforms. However, most cloud computing services, such as Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), have unique and incompatible APIs. This has provided a challenge for organizations wanting to develop in-house applications that can later be seamlessly deployed directly to Amazon's service when necessary. For example, Ubuntu Server, a Linux-based operating system supported by Europe's Canonical Ltd, is the most widely deployed operating system on EC2, yet there has been no way for developers to create private, EC2-compatible cloud computing systems internally with Ubuntu.