Hello All, I am new to Java. I am using OCA Study Guide by Boyarsky and Selikoff and I am on page 6 (Chapter 1). I was unsure which editor to use to write a Java Program so I downloaded notepad++ and I typed this code:-
I save as file in my Downloads folder as Zoo.java
Then I use command prompt to CD (change directory) into my Downloads folder where I see my Zoo.java file and I type javac Zoo.java
However, I get an error message such as 'javac' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
Any help/feedback would be appreciated? Also, what other tool or editor should i download to run java programs?
I think NotePad++ is very good. If you are still at the stage where you are getting that error message, maybe you shouldn't be using a cert exam study guide. Consider a more basic book, e.g. Head First Java by Bates and Sierra (O'Reilly, 2005). Because it is an old book, be sure to get a second‑hand copy.
That error message is almost always caused by not setting your PATH environment variable correctly. It only occurs on Windows®. Can you remember the folder where you installed Java®? It will probably be something like C:\Program Files\Java\jdk22.214.171.124, in which case you need to add "C:\Program Files\Java\jdk126.96.36.199\bin"; to the beginning of the current PATH; if you use Win10, it goes on a line by itself and probably doesn't need the ; ut it probably does need the quotes.
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Thank you for your post Campbell Ritchie. I haven't installed the Java Development Kit. I went to the wikipedia page of JDK and clicked on this link: https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/index.html and I see a bunch of Java Software to download under new and top downloads. I am unsure which one to download. My best guess is the JDeveloper and ADF. Please advise.