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Ice Manual

The Ice Manual is our primary documentation for Ice, Ice-E, and Ice Touch. The manual includes tutorials for all of our supported programming languages, guides that help you take advantage of the more advanced Ice features, and reference information for the APIs, tools, and services.

For details on the JavaScript mapping, please refer to the Ice for JavaScript documentation.

Slice API Reference

Much of the Ice APIs are defined in Slice, the specification language for Ice. We use a tool to extract the comments in the standard Slice files and generate online documentation, similar to the Javadoc tool for Java. Use this API reference to quickly find the definitions of standard types and operations.

Release Notes

Release notes describe the improvements and fixes included in a release, and provide instructions for upgrading existing applications. The release notes for the latest versions of our products are listed below:

Frequently Asked Questions

Our list of Frequently Asked Questions provides detailed answers to the questions we get asked most frequently. If you don't find the answer to your question here or in the Ice manual, feel free to post your question on our developer forums.

Training Course

ZeroC has developed an extensive training course for developers that want a solid grounding in programming with Ice for C++ and Ice for Java. After delivering these courses successfully over the past several years at customer sites, we have now released the training materials for public use under a permissive license.


We have published several articles in magazines and written a number of technical articles with in-depth treatments on specific topics, such as our chat demo and the performance of Ice compared to other middleware.


Our screencasts give you a hands-on look at Ice development. Invest a few minutes of your time and learn how easy it is to get started building your applications with Ice.

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