maybe a stupid question, but just wonder~~~
how 2 make several classes, and make a relationship between them~~~like UML CLASS DIAGRAMS???
im trying, but i just cant c any UML icons or diagrams in my ~~~
iz there anything else i need2 download???
many thx~~~~~~~~ )))))))))
[ March 20, 2006: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
The JDK download from Sun does not include a GUI IDE. If you need to code visually, then you will need a third-party product. Check the IDE forum for suggestions.
If you're just learning Java, I'd recommend that you NOT use an IDE for a while! I think you'll get a better idea of what's going on if you use a text editor and run java and javac from the command line. Once you've got the basics down you can switch over to the IDE, but it's a good idea to understand what the heck that IDE is doing before you start using it!
The most important thing right now is that you learn how to program in Java. Without the strain of also learning the compiler, the command line interface, the VM flags, and how to properly install the JDK into your chosen OS, you can better understand how Java programs themselves must be written. Then, you can learn all the details of the JVM if you wish.
As for good IDEs, I can personally recommend JBuilder, NetBeans, Forte, and Eclipse (in my order of preference). They all do the job admirably, and are relatively easy to use, if somewhat heavyweight. (JBuilder requires something like 512-768 MB of memory.)
So, goodluck on your Java learning.
Originally posted by Jeremy Tartaglia:
... The most important thing right now is that you learn how to program in Java. Without the strain of also learning the compiler, the command line interface, the VM flags, and how to properly install the JDK into your chosen OS, you can better understand how Java programs themselves must be written...
I've never heard that argument before.
Normally, it's the other way around, since IDEs tend to have more of a learning curve, do a lot of things that a beginner should be doing themselves, and can "hide" a lot of what's going on. I have to agree with Bert.