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Thread: Where to start?

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    Default Where to start?

    I took a one year class of java programming four years ago and haven't touched it since. I'm now beginning to program my website and would like to incorporate java into the site.

    What programs do I need to begin writing code for my site (I use a mac)?
    Any good beginner tutorials you would recommend for web programming with java?
    Does the code go directly in my html file or is it stored in a separate file?


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    Default Re: Where to start?

    Programs needed:

    the JDK (normally downloaded from Java's website, but Apple has their own version on their website for macs). This is for compiling your program. the JDK also comes with the JRE, which is required to run your java program.
    A text editor or IDE (Strongly suggest the latter). Two very good IDE's are Eclipse and Netbeans. Both are completely free and open source (do a google search to find them). IDE's have all the tools for editing source code, managing file structure, and compiling/testing your code all in one place with a nice GUI for easy access.

    Beginner tutorials:
    Java tutorials by Sun (well, now Oracle)
    This has a list of tutorials made by the people who maintain and improve Java. They're actually fairly good, but don't get discouraged if you have to go over a tutorial multiple times before it makes sense.

    Java Swing Tutorials
    Another set of tutorials about programming with Swing (a GUI API that is quite useful).

    Applets
    Applets are usually the main type of Java program you will imbed into your website. These tutorials will teach you how to write applets. I believe somewhere in these tutorials it will tell you how to setup your webpage to run the applet.

    And as always, we will try to answer any questions you may have

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    Default Re: Where to start?

    Which hosing company would you prefer that could supply good value for my money?

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    which hosting company would you prefer that could support jsp and mysql?

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