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I am embarking on my Java/JBuilder journey and, now that I have downloaded the JBuilder, I am clueless as to where to get started coding. I have emailed my instructor but, for now, I am lost. I am really anxious to get atarted.
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This may not be what you want to hear if you are trying to learn JBuilder, but I highly recomend using a simple text editor and the JDK to initially learn JAVA. Trying to learn JAVA and an IDE at the same time can really become a huge undertaking, and you unfortunatly end up learning more of the IDE than the language itself.
I don't know if JBuilder comes with the JDK, but if it doesn't, you will need one. You can download one Here
In fact, I still to this day don't use an IDE to create my java apps. Too much of a learning curve for me to try and learn one. But that is me. Some people are really good with IDE's and benifit from them. But chances are they started out with notepad and the command line compiler.
Personally, I use JCreator Pro for my editing. They have a free version, it is written in C++ (Windows only though) and is pretty nice.
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[ September 09, 2002: Message edited by: Gregg Bolinger ]
 
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Shirl,
Welcome to JavaRanch!
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Originally posted by Gregg Bolinger:
This may not be what you want to hear if you are trying to learn JBuilder, but I highly recomend using a simple text editor and the JDK to initially learn JAVA. Trying to learn JAVA and an IDE at the same time can really become a huge undertaking, and you unfortunatly end up learning more of the IDE than the language itself.


I agree with Gregg here. I used Notepad myself, though now I'm partial to Visual Age
 
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An item in the help menu is called "JBuilder Tutorials". You may want to take a look at that.
 
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