Hello everyone. I want to say a thanks in advance to anyone taking the time to help me out,appreciate it.
I am a total java-noob, so i would suggest that anyone who tries to give me some answers has a great deal of patience :p I thank you for that too.
Off to the questions then. Ive studied 9 months pascal (!), and 11 months C and had a few visual basic lessons,so the first question i need to ask is: what on earth is up with java?
i don't understand the lack of its own "program platform" which would include text editor,compiler,debugger, preferences editor(like,i dont know,path setting?) etc? Whats with using a text editor,
which in my case is (im ashamed to say so) wordpad,aka "spam tab"pad? I started learning the basics of java, code,differences with C etc,when i realise im at point 0, since i have absolutely no idea how to even set up the basics. How to set up the \bin path,how to compile, what am i going to do with my ,erm,primitive wordpad text editor etc.
I understand that what im asking is a getting started guide, but most of all i need to understand why this language is the way it is...
I don't really know what you mean by "why this language is the way it is". The only thing I can really make out is that you don't know about an IDE to use for it, but that scarcely has to do with the language.
Take a look at NetBeans. This is a great example of a "program platform" as you call it.
However, I would first recommend you read the tutorials. They should answer most of your questions.