This week's book giveaway is in the OCMJEA forum. We're giving away four copies of OCM Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect Exam Guide and have Paul Allen & Joseph Bambara on-line! See this thread for details.
Hi. I'm brand new to this, and have been all over the Oracle site. On one page, before the noob lessons begin, it says to download the JDK from Apple. The link given does not lead to a specific JDK download. So I looked at both the 'Developer Tools' section and the 'Java' section (left hand bar), neither of which listed a JDK as such. These are the two pages in question, btw:
Welcome to JavaRanch Alex, we are happy to have you here
Joined: Aug 12, 2011
Wonderful. Thank you, Ulf. And thank you, Seetharaman, for your kind welcome.
Quite honestly, I will have to learn this next Spring from an instructor who could not teach me how to open a paper bag, so I'd like to gain a solid understanding of the basics before then.
It just occurred to me that in that process I will need to gain a passing familiarity with the basic GUI libraries and any other common ones. Are they a separate download, please? If so, is there a preferred location for 'library shopping' in general?