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No Clue at all about Java

Sarah O

Joined: Jun 02, 2003
Posts: 1
Like the thread header says, I have no clue at all about writing Java except my browser won't let me use some kinds (mostly chat programs). I am on a VERY VERY modest budget and I am wondering where I can get a start on learning Java...I know how to do HTML coding, but I could not get C++ to work for me at all. I have seen some Java in the past that I want to use for my webpage, but it's old and appearantly no one thinks they're "cool" anymore so I can't find the codes to use and give them their due credit. PLEASE HELP!
Jon Dornback
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Joined: Apr 24, 2002
Posts: 137
Hi Sarah, welcome to the ranch! What you are looking for are Java "applets", which are designed to run in a web browser. Java can also be used to write a normal application (like a word processor or even a web browser).
If you want to learn how to write Java, the ranch is a great place get answers to any questions you might have about the language. Do a search on google for "java tutorials" for the basics on getting started, like how to write simple programs and how to compile/run them.
[ June 02, 2003: Message edited by: Jon Dornback ]

use the [CODE] tags - it makes it much easier for people to help you.
Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
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Or... (since some people tend to confuse them) -- is it client-side Javascript you are really asking about?

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Barry Gaunt
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Joined: Aug 03, 2002
Posts: 7729
Hello Sarah, welcome to JavaRanch.
Would you please review JavaRanch's Naming Policy and change your displayed second name to conform with it. Thanks in advance,

Ask a Meaningful Question and HowToAskQuestionsOnJavaRanch
Getting someone to think and try something out is much more useful than just telling them the answer.
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