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Sams Teach Yourself Object Oriented Programming in 21 Days, Second Edition by Anthony Sintes

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Appendix B. Java Primer

Java Developer’s Kit: J2SE 1.3 SDK

The Java Developer’s Kit (JDK) from Sun Microsystems provides the environment for all Java development. Over the years, Sun has renamed the development kit from the JDK to the Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE) Software Development Kit (SDK; however, the purpose of the tools and libraries remain the same—to assist developers in their efforts to write quality, platform independent, object oriented software.

Many popular integrated development environments (IDEs) incorporate the SDK in addition to a powerful editor and debugger. Sun’s Forte and Borland’s JBuilder provide stripped down versions of the IDE for free; however, for the purpose of this discussion, the scope will be limited to using ...

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