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Garren Walter
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Hi all,

I am simply trying to follow a tutorial online and I have installed Eclipse in the same way as the vid. My problem is that I have no idea why I can't create a new project (can't click finish) because it looks like I need to connect to a DB or something. I just wanna start coding. There seems to be so many extra 'things' attached to Java (Apache Tomcat, JFS and a bunch of other things which I have not idea about). Feeling really stupid right now. Does any one have a good resource to walk through the baby steps of all this? I have attached a screenshot of where I cannot go any further. Thanks in advance.
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Tim Harris
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Trying to get some clarity here: Are you new to Java, and trying to make a new Java project? Or actually trying to make a new JPA project?
 
Garren Walter
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Hello, I am completely new
 
Tim Harris
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You don't want to create a new JPA project. You want to create a new Java project.

If you have the Package Explorer window open, you can right click on it, hover over "New", then select "Java Project".

There's also a "New" button on the Quick Access bar that you can use to select a new Java Project.

If you're in the "New Project" Wizard, "Java Project" should be the first option at the top.
 
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Hi Garren
It is recommended that you start learning Java by writing the code in a text editor and compiling and running through command line.
Basically this is the way to get hold of the Java basics (like configuration, classpath and other commands).
Then you can get the help of Eclipse (or any IDE) to create bigger projects.
 
Garren Walter
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Thank you Tim. I have now found where to go, feel a bit silly. Thanks for your time. I have included a screen shot
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The Java ecosystem is large and vast, and right now, you need about 0.5% of it. IDEs can be confusing because they throw everything in your face at once, and before you understand what all that stuff is, it can be daunting and confusing.

 
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Bear is right. In fact if you are a beginner you can hardly do better than uninstalling Eclipse. Install a decent text editor←link and set up the options in that link. Fidn our FAQ about editors. Learn how to use the command line/terminal and only start using IDEs when you are more experienced.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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