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Iuliana CosminaJava for Absolute Beginnershttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3778-6_2

2. Preparing Your Development Environment

Iuliana Cosmina1 
Edinburgh, UK
To start learning Java, you need a few things installed on your computer. The following are the requirements:
  • Java support on your computer (kinda’ mandatory).

  • An integrated development environment, also known as IDE, which is basically an application in which you write your code and that you use to compile and execute it.
    • The recommended IDE for this book is IntelliJ IDEA. You can go to their website to get the free community edition; for the purposes of the book, it will do.

    • Or, you can choose the most popular free IDE for Java development: Eclipse.

    • Or, you can try ...

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