Hi everybody. My name's Michael but you can call me Mikey. I recently got the book Head First Java so I could learn Java.
It recommends this website and forum if I have any problems. I just have a few questions about installing Java.
The book says to install Java 2 Standard Edition SDK. I have installed Java Standard 7u3 (jdk-7u3-windows-x64.exe) and I assume this is the correct one (my PC is 64 bit). I also created an Oracle account but it seems to want information like where I work etc. I'm a student so I can't fill in this required information. Do I actually need an Oracle account or should I just leave it?
It also asks to download J2SE API documentation. I searched around and I found Java API?. Am I in the correct place? If so how do I downlaod everything? I click on the link and it only gives me a description.
I have another question about adding an entry to my PATH environment variable, but that can wait until I've downloaded everything.
I would greatly appreciate any feedback if it's not too difficult. I understand my questions may seem trivial to some people but I haven't ever done anything like this so I'm not sure if I'm downloading the right things etc.