I've decided to get serious about learning Java....again.

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I've decided to get serious about learning Java....again.

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So, I was bored and rememberd that I had a 591 page Java Tome. Well, since I normally don't do anything after school (aside from the homework) I thought I could devote an hour or so to learning to program in Java.

So, my firs step is to obtain a java compiler.

I went to Sun Microsystems website, went to "Downloads," then went to "Java" and I've hit a wall. I don't know what to download. The book says to go to the following web page to get the compiler version (at the time the book was printed):

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http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3
So, any hints? The only thing that's holding me back is the compiler. After that I've got the book and I'm home free. So, hints ahoy!

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http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/download ... ns-50.html

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Post by Stavros »

Sorry for the late reply. Thanks for the link.

Not to sound like a Doubting Thomas (or sound like I distrust you), but I just wanted to get a second opinion on the newest version. You know, so I don't download 100+ MB of stuff only to find out that it's old (especially for what little download bandwidth I've got). So, anyways, thanks Nerdz and B_B.

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I pointed him to get 1.4.2 nerdz, 1.5 is a little strange because it don´t support javac -wc which is very useful for beginners to check the code for syntax errors...but well, maybe it´s integrated in the netbeans IDE, I had not much time to check it out since I´ve installed it... :?

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