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Setup Java for Beginners

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This instructable is for staging your computer to be able to write your own code compile and run java without using the NetBeans program and its all free software.

Java is a programming language originally developed by James Gosling at Sun Microsystems and released in 1995 as a core component of Sun Microsystems' Java platform . The language derives much of its syntax from C and C++ but has a simpler object model and fewer low-level facilities. Java applications are typically compiled to bytecode (class file ) that can run on any Java Virtual Machine (JVM) regardless of computer architecture . Thanks Wiki


 
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Step 1: Download the Software

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(Only Windows) You will need to install, "Java SDK"(Java source code) and "Crimson Editor"(Color Text Editor). Links below.

Java SDK
 Download the latest release of the Java SDK or JDK (means the same thing) from http://java.sun.com. You will get an install program named something like j2sdk-1_4_1_05-windows-i586.exe, run this program and it will install the Java Software Developers kit. (make sure the file is called j2sdk####, and not j2jre#### which is the Java Runtime Environment).

Crimson Editor
Download the latest release of crimson editor from http://www.crimsoneditor.com. You will get an install program named something like cedt.exe, run this program and it will install crimson editor on your system.

Step 2: Installing Java and Crimson Editor

Java
Now, after downloading Java SDK. Click on the exe that you have downloaded to start the install process. You should just click next when prompted or until it has finished installing. and remember where you are placing the install files such as the to the default location, "C:\SunSDK"

When you create the admin account name and password please note it down or something will not work for you later in your java programming experience.

Crimson Editor
After Crimson Editor download has finished.Click on the exe that you have downloaded to start the install process. You should just click next when prompted or until it has finished installing.

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