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Default Java - 01-09-2012, 03:27 PM

So lets say I'm moving from Alice to Java, but I am home schooled so I am teaching myself. What would you recomend? Is there a way to download Java off the internet? Is it free? What is Java SE 7?

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/ja...ion/index.html

does this website have the correct download? It is recomended in the Dick Baldwin tutorials.

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Default 01-09-2012, 06:47 PM

Your computer *should* already has Java installed, unless you are using some ye olde machine or whatever, haha

You might be using a Mac or something, and I believe that the newest OS X does not automatically update Java for you, so you will definitely want to download it.(look below for version stuff)

Java SE 7 is the newest version set to release, somewhere in I think(correct me if I am wrong) July? So right now the latest and greatest is Java SE 6.

Personally, I have always hated Java docs, but you may find them useful. :-/


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Default 01-09-2012, 08:12 PM

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So lets say I'm moving from Alice to Java, but I am home schooled so I am teaching myself. What would you recomend? Is there a way to download Java off the internet? Is it free? What is Java SE 7?

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/ja...ion/index.html

does this website have the correct download? It is recomended in the Dick Baldwin tutorials.

Thanks in advance

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If you have a mac You should have java jdk installed.


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Default 01-10-2012, 12:34 AM

You're going to want a good coding environment as well, so I recommend starting with Eclipse or Netbeans. After that, I would suggest getting this online textbook: Forgot the name, will fix tomorrow.


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Default 01-10-2012, 09:19 AM

I have a windows xp. So if I wanted to create games and such in java what would I have to download.


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Default 01-10-2012, 03:47 PM

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Default 01-10-2012, 08:50 PM

Ok, so I went with Eclipse IDE for Java developers from http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/?osType=win32. Any pros or cons to this that you know of?


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Default 01-10-2012, 08:52 PM

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that page was inconclusive and would not open.

"We're sorry, the page you requested was not found."


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Default 01-10-2012, 09:45 PM

The biggest problem with Eclipse is that it is very slow and eats your RAM for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Again your computer should already have Java. To check which version you are running go here :

http://javatester.org/version.html

If however you know for a fact you don't have Java at all then go here :

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/ja...sp-138363.html

The correct download is at the bottom.


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Default 01-10-2012, 10:25 PM

Mr. Kidnapper uses Eclipse. I find it notably easier to use than Netbeans, but I downloaded both for compatibility. Though the main reason I use Eclipse is because my AP Computer Science class teaches with it.
If you want a good start, I will give you several goals:
Make a program that recites a poem. Do it all in one declaration, but retain lines.
Make a program that: Adds, subtracts, multiplies, divides, increments, decrements, and finds the remainder.
Make a program that separates an inputted number (Use Scanner) into the largest values of change, where the highest value of dollar is a $20 bill, and we will exclude $2 bills and 50 cent coins. For example, separate $5.31 into one five dollar bill, one quarter, one nickel, and one penny. Tip: Use Modulus.
Make a program that rolls two separate dice (Use Random). After that, add the values of the dice together and decide whether the end result is even or odd. Print the result. Do this three times (For loops can help.)
Make a program that calculates pi to the 9th decimal place using the Leibniz Formula for pi.
Make a program using JFrame that contains an image drawn using Graphics2D. Use methods such as QuadCurve2D, CubicCurve2D, Line, Rectangle, Ellipse2D, etc. In fact, why don't you draw a whole face (lol)? Enable anti-aliasing.
Make a program using JFrame that contains an image drawn using Graphics2D that is up to three GeneralPaths. Draw a suspension bridge or something.

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