Obtaining the Java Environment

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Obtaining the Java Environment

Obtaining the Java Environment

You can download the SDK (software development kit) including the compiler and runtime engine from Oracle at: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html . Look for the download of JavaSE 1.6.0.10 (or the latest release of that version).

You can also download the API documentation and even the source code. Note that:

  • The documentation lists all the standard classes in the API, with their data fields and methods, as well as other information necessary to use the class. You will find this documentation helpful as you work through some of the exercises.
  • You can view the docs online, but it is worth downloading it so that you don't have to be connected to the internet to use it.
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