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Practising Java programs

  1. Oct 3, 2011 #1
    what tools or software is required to start practising java programs on my pc?
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  3. Oct 3, 2011 #2


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    Start with the Java JDK : http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html [Broken]
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  4. Oct 3, 2011 #3
    The "standard" free Java IDE these days is Eclipse, from: http://eclipse.org/
    Once you un-cross your eyes after reading about it and trying to figure out how to use it, it's actually a pretty good toolset. I believe you will still need to download a Java Development Kit (JDK) as uart says above. The JDK will give you all the stuff you really need to compile and run programs from a console window, but Eclipse puts it all into a nice GUI and has a "fairly intuitive" debugger.
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  6. Oct 4, 2011 #5
    Thank you for helping me. I have installed Java JDK 7 for windows x86. Now, where should I write program and run? Is there any interface where I could write the code and compile in it? Should I use Notepad?
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2011
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