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Preeti Raghavendra
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Hi All,
I am a complete fresher in Java and I want to know that to create desktop applications and even to use servlets, JSP etc. what do i need to download on my system.
Will JDK work fine or J2SE is required. Well, I have no idea about any of these.
And also what version of the above will be OK. I have Tomcat installed with me.
 
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Welcome to the Ranch

You will find instructions here. What you download is called the JDK. Don't use NetBeans if you are a beginner. Don't use Microsoft Notepad; download Notepad++ Notepad2 or jEdit which are much better for programming.
Follow the installation instructions carefully, particularly the bit about setting the PATH permanently. Don't do anything with your classpath at this stage.
 
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Download whatever appears to be the most recent version, with the red "download JDK" button; at present it is called Java 6 update 20.
 
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Preeti Raghavendra wrote:Will JDK work fine or J2SE is required.

These are not two comparable things that you have to choose between.

JDK = Java Development Kit (also sometimes called Java SDK) = the software that you need to compile your own Java source code into runnable programs.

J2SE = Java 2 Standard Edition. This is an old name, it's currently called Java SE (Sun dropped the "2" from the name because it didn't really mean anything). "J2SE" or "Java SE" isn't a software package, it's just the name of the Java standard.
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:Welcome to the Ranch

You will find instructions here. What you download is called the JDK. Don't use NetBeans if you are a beginner. Don't use Microsoft Notepad; download Notepad++ Notepad2 or jEdit which are much better for programming.
Follow the installation instructions carefully, particularly the bit about setting the PATH permanently. Don't do anything with your classpath at this stage.


I use notepad++ because of the option you can have with it like auto close brace,brackets, and others so you don't have to close it your self also you can change the theme on it so you can relax your eyes if white background and black makes it blurry also you can download the plugin nppexec which is a cmd built in no need to go to run then cmd then blah to compile your code also in the progam you can use the function fill list and word completion list, notepad++ is like a IDE but not one at the same time.
 
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