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Core Java™: Volume I—Fundamentals, Ninth Edition by Gary Cornell, Cay S. Horstmann

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Chapter 2. The Java Programming Environment

In this chapter, you will learn how to install the Java Development Kit (JDK) and how to compile and run various types of programs: console programs, graphical applications, and applets. You can run the JDK tools by typing commands in a shell window. However, many programmers prefer the comfort of an integrated development environment. We show you how to use a freely available development environment to compile and run Java programs. Although easier to learn, integrated ...

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