This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
I have just now started my preparation for the SCJA exam and am completely new to JAVA.
I installed the Jave Standard edition development Kit from the sun website, but i am not sure about setting up of the environment variable. Can someone please help me with that. I also tried searching the Java Ranch with few key words but could not get the details.
Also, i have the netbeans IDE installed in my laptop. But i thought that i can learn better without using the IDE.
Please help me with the installation and execution of java program on my laptop(Windows Vista Home premium, 32 bit OS).