Hi everone. My name is 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 regarding installing Java. (By the way I tried posting this before but the tab just froze. I refreshed and lost everything. So I'm posting again. I checked and as far as I know my original attempt didn't post but if it did and people have replied please inform me, thanks).
- The book says to download Java 2 Standard Edition. I have downloaded Java SE 7u3 (the 64 bit one). Is this correct? Also when installing it recommended to make an Oracle account, but when I made one it asked for my job description etc but I'm a student so I can't fill in some of this required information. Do I need to have an account or should I just leave it?
- It also asks for the J2SE API documentation. I looked around online and I found this. Is this the right place? If so how do I download everything? When I click on one of the packages it just gives me a description.
- I also have a question about adding an entry to my PATH environment variable, but that can wait until I've downloaded everything.
I would greatly appreciate any answers. I understand some of these questions may seem trivial to some, but I've never done anything like this before so I'm not too sure if I'm downloading the right things etc.