CHAPTER 2Installing and Configuring the Software

This chapter will walk you through the procedures for installing OSB and configuring your development environment. By the end of this chapter, you'll be able to compile and run the sample code that comes with this book.

To begin with, you need a computer that runs Java. Specifically, it needs to run Java Development Kit (JDK) version 1.5 or later. All the examples are written using JDK 1.5 (though they will work with JDK 1.6), and OSB requires that you have JDK 1.5 installed. Fortunately, OSB ships with two different JDKs that meet this requirement. One is the JRockit JDK, which is intended for use on production systems that run on Intel (or compatible) CPUs. The second is the Sun JDK, which is ...

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