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The Java® Tutorial: A Short Course on the Basics, 6th Edition by Sharon Biocca Zakhour, Joni Gordon, Sowmya Kannan, Scott Hommel, Raymond Gallardo

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Chapter 1. Getting Started

This chapter provides everything you’ll need to know about getting started with the Java programming language. The first section provides an overview of Java technology as a whole. It discusses both the Java programming language and platform, providing a broad overview of what this technology can do and how it will make your life easier. The second section provides information on the “Hello World!” application. This hands-on approach describes what to download, what to install, and what to type, for creating a simple “Hello World!” application. It provides separate instructions for the NetBeans integrated development environment (NetBeans IDE), Microsoft Windows, Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS), Linux, and Mac ...

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