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Exploring the Mandelbrot set with Java

When the Java programming language and the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) first came out in the 1990s, the JVM was slow. Computers in general were slow back then, compared to how fast they are now.

The Mandelbrot set, in color. I don’t remember if this was under DOS or Windows 95. It wasn’t with Java, that I remember for sure.

For example, if you wanted to write a Java program to display the Mandelbrot set fractal in color, you would probably have to wait five minutes for the thing to…




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Alonso Del Arte

Alonso Del Arte

is a composer and photographer from Detroit, Michigan. He has been working on a Java program to display certain mathematical diagrams.

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