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Basic question in Java.

 
Ram Ganesan
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Hello All,
I am very new to Java and JavaRanch. A friend of mine sent me a folder having a few .java files and an equal number of .class files. He threw me a challenge to figure out what the program was all about using JBuilder. I dont know where to start as I am jus a few days old with Java. I want to know how I would use JBuilder to understand the program as a whole.
Thanks.
 
David Crossett
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Open JBuilder and select 'open'. Browse to the files you want to open ( you will open .java files, not the corresponding .class files ). That's pretty much it. Although, I would recommend opening the .java files in TextPad or NotePad first, and compile from the command line. Until you at least can compile from the command line and write code in a text file, you should stay away from GUI development tools (I'm only talking about 2-3 days, though). After you've done your first 'hello world' program from the command line, then start using JBuilder. That way, you understand what is happening 'behind the scenes.' Just my two cents!
 
Ram Ganesan
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Thanks David. That helped.
 
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