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Thread: New to Java

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    Default New to Java

    Hi all,

    I'm hoping to take a module at in in java programming next semester and wondered if you guys had any very basic tutorials/explination on where to get started, what you need etc.

    Cheers
    Phil


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    Default Re: New to Java

    Hey Phil,

    Welcome to the Java Programming Forums.

    To get started in Java I suggest you download a good Integrated Development Environment (IDE) which is basically an Java editor/compiler.

    I personally use Eclipse which can be downloaded here:

    Eclipse downloads - mirror selection

    If you need any help after install, just ask.

    The best place to start to learn Java is at the SUN Java tutorials site:

    The Java™ Tutorials

    They cover everything there from the very beginning.

    Look at the 'Getting started' link and go from there...



    Eclipse contains everything you need to start programming in Java. If you want me to show you how to write a simple "hello world" program using Eclipse then I can do that for you too.

    It will seem quite daunting when you first start but stick at it. Java is actually quite easy to learn and you'll be writing programs in no time.
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    Default Re: New to Java

    Thanks very much for the warm welcome and informative reply. I'll give eclipse a go and give you a shout if I get stuck.