1.13. Typical Java Development Environment

We now explain the commonly used steps in creating and executing a Java application using a Java development environment (illustrated in Fig. 1.1).

Figure 1.1. Typical Java development environment.

Java programs normally go through five phases—edit, compile, load, verify and execute. We discuss these phases in the context of the JDK 6.0 from Sun Microsystems, Inc., You can download the most up-to-date JDK and its documentation from java.sun.com/javase/6/download.jsp. Carefully follow the installation instructions for the JDK provided in the Before You Begin section of this book ...

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