If you would like to do your Java programming on your home computer,
you can get what you need here.
Software to Download
Java Standard Edition (SE). This is where you get the
Java Development Kit (JDK). The latest version is JDK 6.
Get the latest non-beta update of the JDK, not just the JRE (Java Runtime
You don't need the one that comes with NetBeans or Java EE.
Development Environment. This is the same interface we have in
the CS labs. We have the second one on the list: "Eclipse IDE for
Java Developers (92 MB)". Version 3.5.2 is the latest.
- Javabook and CSLib packages. Though not part of
the standard Java classes, the classes contained in these packages
provide nice ways of getting user input and output, like the
InputBoxes and OutputBoxes we've seen in class.
You can download them from our
package documentation. In Javadoc format. You can
also download it as a zip file.
- CSLib package documentation. In Javadoc
format. You can also download it as
a zip file.
- WinZip. You'll need a
compression utility like WinZip in order to turn in electronic
copies of your projects. If you are using a computer running
Windows XP or Vista to create your projects, you won't need anything else since
that operating system already
has the ability to create compressed zip files.
RAR is another compression format
that is ok to use too.
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