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[Java] Java Beginners Guide #1: Setting up your tools

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Submitted By: Masa

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Welcome to my Java Beginners Guide!
In this tutorial, I'm going to show you the tools you're going to need to get started with making Java applications.
Before we go any further, you might like to read some information about Java:
Java is a class-based, object-oriented programming language originally created by Sun MicroSystems which was later taken over by Oracle.
Java is an excellent WORA (Write Once, Run Anywhere) language, meaning that compiled code can be run on any platform that supports Java.
You may like to read further into the details of the language, and can do so by reading the [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] entry.

Now let's get started!

Java JDK
You are going to need the latest Java JDK installed before you go any further. If you don't have the latest JDK, you're not going to have access to all of the features available to you (and you always want to have it all as a programmer!).
You can download the latest JDK from the [ Register or Signin to view external links. ]

Java IDE
Next thing you're going to need is a Java IDE. Technically an IDE is not absolutely necessary but it makes it soooo much easier! Personally I use [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] but there are lots of IDE's available, so if you have a preference feel free to use it; be warned though, my tutorials will be based on using Eclipse and some processes will be different in other IDE's. There are several different versions of Eclipse available; I would recommend the most complete one (should be top of the list) as this will include everything should you want to use your IDE for other purposes than just pure Java.

These are all the things you need to get yourself set up and ready for your first Java application which I will cover in the next tutorial. Good luck and feel free to ask me any questions!


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Thanks for this. I'm considering learning a new language some time this year


Will come in handy over this semester for me. Just started taking it. Thanks for the share. Will refer to this if I run into any issue's.


TwitchFamous This is actually really useful, ty.

There is another one (submitted it the day after I submitted this one) but it appears to have got lost in the system; hopefully it should be approved shortly.


This is actually really useful, ty.