Netiva Caftori's First attempt at Java


Scheduled for Fall 2000
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Introduction to Jbuilder

Check some Java script examples

Some Java tools for developers

Or more directly check Java 1.0.2 API documentation

Three ways for you to use Java:

  • From the G drive in the lab: G:\java\start
  • From the Yoda system by downloading Java there.
  • On your PC by following these steps

    Course Description

    Prerequisites: Knowledge of an Object-oriented programming language and Data Structures.

    Java has gained enormous popularity, maybe because of the promise that you can code a program once and run it anywhere. Java is simple, object oriented, distributed, interpreted, robust, secure, architecture neutral, portable, high performance, multithreaded, and dynamic.

    Students in this course will be encouraged to write their own programs from the start building on simple examples. They will use the AWT (Abstract Windowing Toolkit) and the Java class.


  • A free download of Java and C++ books.
  • Our textbook: Problem Solving with Java, by E. Koffman and U. Wolz, Addison Wesley, 1999.
  • Optional reference: Java in a nutshell, a desktop quick reference, by David Flanagan, Oreilly, 3rd edition, 1997...recommended highly as a reference tool.
  • Java, How to Program, 3rd Edition, by Deitel & Deitel, Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-13-012507-5, an alternative to the textbook, more thourough and complex.
  • Programming Java, an introduction to programming using Java, by Hirshfield, Decker, 2nd edition, 1999.
  • An Introduction to JAVA Programming by Daniel Liang, QUE, 1998.
  • Java, Java, Java, Object-Oriented Problem Solving, by Ralph Morelli, Prentice Hall, 2000.
  • Java, an Object First Approach, by Fintan Culwin, Prentice Hall, 1998
  • Programming with JAVA, Barry Holmes, Jones & Bartlett, 1998
  • Java Programming, an IS Perspective, Jan L. Harrington, Wiley, 1998
  • JAVA, an Introduction to computer science and Programming, Walter Savitch, Prentice Hall, 1999.
  • more to come
  • How to install Java on your PC (Win 95-98)

  • Start Window Explorer
  • On the C drive create a new folder (by right clicking) & name it java
  • Insert the CD given to you in class into the CD drive
  • Go to the CD ROM from Explorer
  • Drag (with Control key down) the jdkwin32.exe into java
  • Open up the java directory and double click on the jdkwin32.exe to unzip it. Note that there is another java subdirectory inside of the original java directory.
  • Set up a batch file in the java directory named javstart.bat by copying it also from the CD.
  • Create a shortcut
  • Create a new folder in C:\java called pgm for your future programs.

  • Return to Dr. Caftori's home page or to her her office