This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Pretty much my brother said hey let's learn Java and gave me a link to this site, as well as exercises, and then I bought the Headfirst into Java book as well. I've worked with a bit of C# and some scripting so I'm excited to learn, but I have no idea how to get the SDK set up going. I know that there is the 1.6 version out, but I don't know what I need to install so I can compile from the command prompt, and run files as well.
I'm also not sure about path files for bin folders. I'm not sure if it should be Path, or CLASSPATH, or what.
I would really appreciate any input or help on how to get started with this. I would really also appreciate if you didn't give me a link and say do x, to get such and such, because sometimes links like that are vague, like sun.java.com. If you do put a link could you please elaborate or tell me specifically what to do.
Thanks a lot in advance I really appreciate any help.