A Newbie, Can't Trace My Compiler from Command Prompt!

A Newbie, Can't Trace My Compiler from Command Prompt!

Post by Absa » Sat, 05 Aug 2006 17:42:26


Hello to all. Am a newbie in java, just installing the package on my
system. I want to start learning the language from the scratch, and I
hope you guys will assist me in all fronts.

Presently I encountered some problems at the installation stage; after
running the J2eedk-1.4.3 for windows, I could not call up the compiler
from the command prompt, have been trying this since wednesday.
Meanwhile,I downloaded a popular java text editor (jedit42), but since
I could not run it, as it keeps on telling me that it could not find
the JDK in my system. (I saved my JDK in C:, in a folder titled: Sun -
Sun\Appserver) How can I find the right PATH?

Could you all help me out please. I want to find the java.exe file
from the command prompt, an indication that my system is configured.

Help me out pleas
 
 
 

A Newbie, Can't Trace My Compiler from Command Prompt!

Post by Andrew Tho » Sat, 05 Aug 2006 19:39:15


The 'EE' stands for Enterprise Edition which is Sun
'code' for 'runs on a server'. [ Sun is basically a good
company, but those folks in marketing that think up
these names, they are 'evil'. ]

The kit you need is the J2SDK (Software Development Kit).
The J2SDK is for developing 'core' Java programs (though
it is also needed for server-side *development*).

The SDK contains a runtime environment, as well as the
tools needed to compile/jar etcetera.

HTH

Andrew T.

 
 
 

A Newbie, Can't Trace My Compiler from Command Prompt!

Post by Absa » Sat, 05 Aug 2006 22:16:55

Hello,

Should I then download the J2SDK? I think I might downloaded the wrong
software in that case.
 
 
 

A Newbie, Can't Trace My Compiler from Command Prompt!

Post by IchBi » Sat, 05 Aug 2006 22:42:17


Pleas do not top post. It screws up of the readability of the thread...

Answer is yes.. JDK, download the latest (JDK 5.0 Update 7) here:
https://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp

You should look at this for learning Java:
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

And use these for reference:
'The Java Language Specification, Third Edition'
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

'JDK 5.0 Documentation'
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

'Java 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 API Specification'
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

'The Java Developers Almanac 1.4'
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Thanks in Advance...
IchBin, Pocono Lake, Pa, USA http://www.yqcomputer.com/
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