I wrote a very simple Java application in Notepad++ and saved it in the Documents inside of File Explorer. Then I opened the command prompt and typed javac GetStarted.java but it says 'javac' is not recognized as... So how do I compile this?
Assuming that you have Windows. Go to Control Panel. Select System and then Advanced System Settings. From there you will get a dialog with 5 tabs. Select the Advanced tab and Environment Variables button on the bottom. That will bring up a dialog with two sections. The bottom section has administrative values that apply to every user. If you don't have admin rights, you can enter the path info on the top section but you still need to know what you're doing.Then how to add the javac path to the PATH environmental variable?
If you don't have admin access, you can update your path by creating a new Path variable in the top section and setting the value to the directory where your javac program is located. My javac.exe is located in C:\Java\jdk1.7.0\bin so it would look like this:But what's the PATH info that I need to enter to the top section?
You will have to have your path configured with an IDE also. Once it is set, you won't have to set it again.But you know what? This is too complicated. I think I should get a Java-specific IDE rather than doing it with Notepad++. Because Notepad++ is just a text editor, I have to do this path thing every time I need to compile something. So What Java-specific IDE would you guys recommend?
javac.exe is javac. Microsoft has a setting that, by default, hides known extensions like .exe (I hate that stupid setting).What's javac.exe by the way?