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anjali reddy

Joined: Apr 14, 2007
Posts: 11
Hello sir,
I am new to this forum.
I would like to start learning the concepts of JAVA.
Could any one of you guide me
1)how to master the concepts?
2)where I can download the JAVA Software and practice programs
3)where I can get the study material to learn about the topics in core java initially.

Waiting for reply!
Anjali Reddy
Vassili Vladimir
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Joined: Mar 08, 2007
Posts: 1585
Hi and Welcome,

Read this book

and check SUN's website for software and examples.

You also have Google as a reference for all your needs ...

Best of luck ...

Vassili ...
SCJP 5.0, SCWCD 1.4, SCJA 1.0
marc weber

Joined: Aug 31, 2004
Posts: 11343

Welcome to JavaRanch!

What operating system are you running?
  • If you have a Mac, then you shouldn't need to download or configure anything -- you're ready to go. See this thread in our Mac forum to get started.
  • Otherwise, go to Sun's Java SE download page to download JDK 6u1. Follow the installation instructions carefully (especially the part about setting the system PATH variable). Then see the Java Tutorial to get started.

  • "We're kind of on the level of crossword puzzle writers... And no one ever goes to them and gives them an award." ~Joe Strummer
    anjali reddy

    Joined: Apr 14, 2007
    Posts: 11
    hello sir,
    Sir, I heard Eclipse would be the good tool.
    Could you guide me how to install Eclipse in my system.
    Sir, my system is not Mac.

    Waiting for reply!
    Anjali Reddy
    Eric Daly
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    Joined: Jul 11, 2006
    Posts: 143
    I might be so dumb as to assume you're running Windows. Well, download eclipse from this page. Select a download link from a location near you. OR, if you are running linux, you need to find out if you have yum or apt or something equivalent, and find a repository that has eclipse. For example, in Fedora Core 6 you would go to a terminal and type

    or something similar.

    Studying for SCJP 6
    Campbell Ritchie

    Joined: Oct 13, 2005
    Posts: 46412
    Don't try Eclipse. Not yet. It is an excellent tool, but you have enough to learn in Java without trying Eclipse at the same time. My preference on Linux would be to use gedit as a text editor; on Windows get the free version of JCreator and use that as if you were using a text editor. NotePad is too basic to be any good.
    Any editor you use needs syntax highlighting and bracket highlighting; a large proportion of errors turn out to be () [] or {} not properly paired off, so bracket highlighting makes it easier to find and correct such errors.

    BTW: If you are running Windows, you don't need to install Eclipse. All you have to do is unzip and save it in a folder and remember where it is. Then R-click its icon (round and blue), drag it onto your desktop, and create a shortcut there.
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