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Java™ Application Development on Linux® by Michael Schwarz, Carl Albing

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Chapter 6. The IBM Developer Kit for Linux, Java 2 Technology Edition

This chapter introduces the IBM Java Software Development Kit. It does so mainly by pointing out how completely the kit mimics the Sun Java Software Development Kit covered in Chapter 5. Some time is spent on the minor differences and some installation issues.

What You Will Learn

  • The small number of important differences between the IBM and Sun Java Software Development Kits.

  • How to put more than one version of Java on the same development machine and how to switch between them painlessly.

Use Linux Features to Make Multiple Java SDKs Play Nicely Together

We did not spend much time discussing the installation of Java on your Linux system in previous chapter. In fact, we did not discuss ...

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