952400 wrote:A text editor. You did not download Visual Studio or something, you only have the tools to be able to compile and run stuff. Command line tools. Java is freedom and thus requires intelligence and reasoning to be able to use it properly, nobody is going to hold your hand and tell you what to use and how to do things. Its all up to you to discover that through reading, studying and experimentation. If that is not your thing you may want to consider switching to .NET.
How do I open a session in order to write JAVA code? What do I need to download then?
952400 wrote:Its funny how you bring up Microsoft stuff as an example :) Really, Microsoft .NET with Microsoft Visual Studio. I have this 'feeling' that that's where you belong and you will thrive.
Gimbal2 - Thank you for your time and trouble, and I will make one final stab at this: If I had wished to create a Word document, then I would open an MS Word session, type my sentences, and save the document. Likewise, I wish to open a Java session, type my logic, save it, compile it then execute it. It seems to me to be the most basic of requirements – or am I asking for too much?