6.4. Getting Started: Nuts and Bolts

Okay, okay, enough talk. Let's get on with it.

If you're wise, you won't sit down and read these Java chapters straight through, engrossing though they may be to you. <SARCASTIC>No doubt it will be difficult to tear yourself away, but you've got to do it.</SARCASTIC> Seriously though, we suggest installing Java as soon as possible, reading a little, practicing a little, reading a bit more, trying a more complex application, and so on. Write some real programs as soon as possible, and experiment with as many techniques as possible. There's no substitute for experience. Here's how to start:

  • Install Java.

  • Install a Java-enabled browser.

  • Bookmark or install the on-line Java API.

  • Optional: Get an integrated development ...

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