1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 28, 2009 9:12 AM by PhHein

    Fully basic stuff,please help.

      Hullo everyone,
      Great to finally be able to join the java world.I have lots of questions but all just the basics so I beg that you be understanding as you read through(coz to the experienced,it might be total trash)

      How do I start up my compiler using "cmd prompt" and how do I get to test my applet?

      Please help me out as am totally new to this environment.Every book I've read seems to be omitting this part and suggesting other compilers.
        • 1. Re: Fully basic stuff,please help.
          Hi and welcome.

          For basic questions post to the [New to Java Forum|http://forums.sun.com/forum.jspa?forumID=54].

          The getting started links:

          [Sun's basic Java tutorial|http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/]

          [Sun's New To Java Center|http://java.sun.com/learning/new2java/index.html]
          Includes an overview of what Java is, instructions for setting up Java, an intro to programming (that includes links to the above tutorial or to parts of it), quizzes, a list of resources, and info on certification and courses.

          A general Java resource site. Includes FAQs, forums, courses, more.

          To quote the tagline on their homepage: "a friendly place for Java greenhorns." FAQs, forums (moderated, I believe), sample code, all kinds of goodies for newbies. From what I've heard, they live up to the "friendly" claim.

          [Yawmarks List|http://forums.devshed.com/java-help-9/resources-for-learning-java-249225.html]

          [The Java Developers Almanac|http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0201752808?v=glance]


          Joshua Bloch's [Effective Java|http://www.amazon.com/Effective-Java-2nd-Joshua-Bloch/dp/0321356683]

          Bert Bates and Kathy Sierra's [Head First Java|http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0596004656?v=glance]

          James Gosling's [The Java Programming Language|http://www.amazon.com/Java-TM-Programming-Language-4th/dp/0321349806/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1247059012&sr=1-1]
          Gosling is the creator of Java. It doesn't get much more authoritative than this.

          Joshua Bloch and Neal Gafter [Java Puzzlers.|http://www.javapuzzlers.com/]