Installing Eclipse

Eclipse is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) which basically means it is tool to help you manage the building of your program.  This is the tool that will be used in the examples that follow.  You do not have to use an IDE but if you want to use it to follow along then read on for how to install eclipse, it’s very straight forward. Continue reading “Installing Eclipse”

Installing Java Standard Edition development kit (JDK)

You will need to install a Java Standard Edition development kit if you do not already have one.  For simple desktop applications the JDK is all you will need so unless you have a need for it you need not bother with what was J2EE or Java Enterprise Edition JavaEE.

If you are unsure what version and environment is already installed on your machine then follow these steps Continue reading “Installing Java Standard Edition development kit (JDK)”