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Java™ Phrasebook by Timothy Fisher

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1. The Basics

This chapter contains the phrases that you will need to get you started in Java development. These are things that you need to know before you can accomplish much of anything in Java. The basics include compiling and running your Java code, and understanding the Java class path. Unlike languages such as PHP and Basic, Java source code must be compiled into what is called byte code before it can be executed. The compiler places the byte code into Java class files. Therefore, it is important for anyone programming in Java to understand how to compile their source code into class files, and then be able to execute those class files. Knowledge of the Java class path is important for both compiling and executing Java code. Therefore ...

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