Hello, friends! Please kindly note that I'm a complete newby to Java, having just completed my first tasks of downloading the Java 6, 32-bit program and the IDE Eclipse. I also ran my first program, HelloWorld through the IDE, which worked out well. However, when I go to the command line (and not the IDE) and type in "javac HelloWorld.java", javac doesn't seem to be recognized. I receive the error message "javac is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program . . .
Does this mean that I will need to reload Java 6? The code seems to work fine on the IDE called Eclipse. Any or all advice would be very welcome. Please forgive me for bringing up this question in the introduction if this is not the place for such a query.
To get back to the introduction, I hold a Master of Arts degree, but have no educational background in Comp Sci. I am enrolled in the Comp Sci program at Athabasca University, anticipating my first programming class in Java in the winter semester by currently learning it through lynda.com's beginner tutorials.
Recently, I have delved into PHP with the hopes of gaining skills in Web programming. I read PHP about four hours a day every day, although I'm a little afraid of actually working with the code on my system. Fortunately, I have recently download XAMPP and am getting started with the programming, which I love! I'm new to downloading files, having spent a great deal of money on Future Shop's IT personnel in order to have them download software for me, so I'm a little apprehensive about the download process.
As for hobbies, I love practicing Muay Thai martial arts, reading non-fiction (computer instructional, spiritual (hence "angelsonearth"), and motivational books), learning grammar, learning Web design and Photoshop, making video clips, and engaging in random acts of kindness.
I am so grateful to all of you for helping provide feedback and interesting commentary!
Friends, thank you so much for your kindness and conscientiousness! May the best of the world be there for you always--and may your karma for helping out others be returned to you tenfold!