Setting Up Your Pc
You’ve arrived house, recent out of your native pc retailer. You’ve got a brightly coloured field (a field with software program in it). You tear open the field, take out a CD-ROM, and put the CD-ROM into your pc. In a couple of minutes (or perhaps a number of hours), you’re off and working. The software program is put in and also you’re typing your coronary heart out.
This state of affairs is typical for software program that you just purchase at your neighborhood pc retailer. However what in regards to the software program it is advisable to start writing your personal pc applications? This ebook tells you methods to write Java applications, however earlier than you may write Java applications, you want a number of items of software program. You want a Java compiler and a Java digital machine (JVM, for brief). You additionally want the Java API documentation and an built-in improvement atmosphere (IDE).
You may get this software program in a brightly coloured field, but it surely’s simpler (and cheaper) to obtain the software program from the Net. In reality, all of the software program you want is free. It comes as a number of downloads — some from Solar Microsystems, and one other from this ebook’s Website.
Downloading and putting in a Java compiler
Once I need the climate to be sunny, I carry an umbrella to work. Bringing an umbrella tells the climate gods to do the other of no matter Barry anticipates. The identical type of factor occurs with the Java Website.
If I would like somebody to revamp the Website, I simply write an article describing precisely methods to navigate the location. Someday between the time of my writing and the date of the article’s publication, the individuals at Solar Microsystems reorganize your complete Website. It’s as reliable because the tides.
Anyway, the Java Website is in a relentless state of flux. That’s why I don’t put detailed directions for navigating the Java Website on this ebook. As an alternative, I provide some timeless suggestions. If this part’s “timeless suggestions” aren’t particular sufficient for you, go to this ebook’s Website at http://www.dummies.com/go/bpjavafd. On the Website, you’ll find up-to-date directions on getting the software program you want.
Downloading and putting in the Java API documentation
I launched Java’s API documentation in Chapter 1. With out entry to the API documentation, you’re a little bit misplaced pet. With entry to the documentation, you’re a robust Java programmer.
So, comply with this part’s steps to get the API documentation (your very personal copy on a pc close to you)
Downloading and putting in the J Creator built-in improvement atmosphere
Within the earlier sections, you get all of the instruments your pc wants for processing Java applications. This part is completely different. On this part, you get the instrument that you just want for composing and testing your Java applications. You get J Creator — an built-in improvement atmosphere for Java.
J Creator runs solely on Microsoft Home windows techniques. In case you use Linux, Unix, Macintosh, or another non-Home windows system, go to this ebook’s Website for additional directions.
You probably have expertise putting in software program, then downloading and putting in J Creator is a routine process. Right here’s what you do:
Working J Creator for the First Time
- In case you haven’t already achieved so, launch J Creator.
The J Creator Setup Wizard seems in your display. The wizard’s first web page is for File Associations.
- Settle for the File Associations defaults and click on Subsequent.
The wizard’s subsequent web page (the JDK Dwelling Listing web page) seems
In case you’re studying this paragraph, you’ve in all probability adopted a number of the directions on this chapter — directions for putting in a Java compiler, the Java API documentation, and the JCreator IDE in your pc. So the burning query is, have you ever achieved the set up accurately? The reply to that query lies in Chapter 3, as a result of in that chapter, you utilize these instruments to run a model new pc program.