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installation of java software


Joined: Apr 25, 2001
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Dear Friends
I am a beginner in Java without any software background. Can somebody tell me what is the software I need to install on my Hard disk to write Java programmes?
What are the good books for beginners?
Andy Ceponis
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Joined: Dec 20, 2000
Posts: 782
Go to and download the java version for your platform. Follow the install directions and check to make sure your path and/or class path variables are set up correctly. Thats all u need to get started.
Richard Boren
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Joined: Mar 01, 2001
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A good starting point is right here at JavaRanch at Cattle Drive. Also the Bunkhouse has book reviews.
Let us know if you need more info.
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Greg Harris
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Joined: Apr 12, 2001
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a lot of the books come with some version of the JDK on a cdrom... i installed JDK 1.2 from a cdrom that came with The Java Tutorial, 3rd Edition on my Linux box and on Windows 2000 & 98 boxes... same disc.
i suggest getting it from a book if you do not have a high-speed connection.

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dhanashree ghaskadbi

Joined: Apr 26, 2001
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Thanks for your replies
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