Using Java and BlueJ on your own computer
Using Java on your own computer
Sun's Java Development Kit is available as a free
download over the Internet. Follow the Java SE (Java Standard Edition)
Note: The JDK is not an "integrated development environment" (IDE).
It is purely driven from the command prompt in a command window. In some ways that's easier, and in some ways
it's harder. Various software products are available to "front end" the
JDK and make it easier to use - BlueJ is the one we use in CSCU9A1 but there are others (see list below).
- BlueJ is a relatively simple
Java programming support system. It is a simple project manager and
program editor, and is used as an interface to the Sun JDK ("Java
Development Kit", required too,
BlueJ is free for personal, non-commercial use.
- If you would like a more powerful Java programming support system,
then there are a number of options around. Here are some (in no particular