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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) download links.

    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, see above).

    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 order):

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