Java Programming Tutorial 1: Installing Tools

These instructions will lead you through the process of installing tools needed in order to program in Java on a Windows computer.

  1. You need a JDK (Java Development Kit) installed on your computer. You don’t need to download any package with additional tools, such as JavaFX or Java EE, just the JDK by itself. You can get it from the following website:
  2. http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html

  3. You should have Eclipse installed on your computer (we will use this as the Java code editor). You need the “Eclipse IDE for Java Developers.” You can get it from the following website:
  4. http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/

    Then unzip the file to some directory (say, “C:\Program Files” – it should create a subdirectory called “eclipse”)

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