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can't find the proper sdk exe to start and run the SDK along with classes

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Hello:
I have downloaded the java sdk development, several versions of it. However, I cannot find not one proper exe file that will open the sdk development interfaces. I have searched my computer and it does seem that I have all the files such as bin, ect... , even some sample classes, except for the main sdk exe that will open the java classes. So, I need some help with this issue, which would be greatly appreciated.

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  • 1. Re: can't find the proper sdk exe to start and run the SDK along with classes
    796440 Guru
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    The SDK is not one single executable. And to "open java classes" doesn't really mean anything.

    You'll want to start here:

    http://download.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/getStarted/cupojava/index.html

    Perhaps by "executing the JDK", you're talking about an IDE? If so, the NetBeans link on that page is what you're looking for. However, I strongly advise you to avoid IDEs and do things with a simple programmer's editor and command line until you a) have a good grasp of the language basics, and b) are clear on the concepts of language, IDE, JDK, and core API, and what separates one from the others.
  • 2. Re: can't find the proper sdk exe to start and run the SDK along with classes
    863465 Newbie
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    First thank you for responding.

    Anyway, what I am looking for is java platform to build, compile and debug a java code. It's been sometime since I have used j2sdk1.4.1_01, what seemed to be the platform that I have used to make java files. I have changed my computer, but kept the java classes and files that I have built. As far as I can recall, I have used a j2sdk1.4.1_01 platform to build compile and debug the code, but its no where to be found on my computer. I will give netbeans a try, maybe this is what I want, maybe this is the j2sdk1.4.1_01 platform with a name change.
  • 3. Re: can't find the proper sdk exe to start and run the SDK along with classes
    863465 Newbie
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    "If so, the NetBeans link on that page is what you're looking for": Downloaded Netbean7 which Solved My problem.
    Wow, NetBeans is much more advanced IDE in comparision to the IDE I have used in the past for creating java classes. The NetBeans does seem to have the ability to use different java platforms.
    ThankYou

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