Resources and Software Download

Last changed: November 20, 2000, 09:04 AM


    Download of Java Platform

  1. Required download: Go to Java developer link at http://java.sun.com/products/. Here you will find the exe files for the Java platform. You need to register and download the files. Follow the instructions, download and install java on your machine.

  2. Required download: Go to ArgoUML web page and download the four jar files. Follow the instructions for downloading and running the program. I have zipped the necessary files in argouml080.zip which you can download and unzip all in the same directory.

  3. Optional but highly recommended download: Go to JBuilder home page at http://www.borland.com/jbuilder/foundation/download/windows.html. And download the main JBuilder Foundation software. You may also download samples, tools and documentation for JBuilder from that site. You should follow instructions as to how to download, get an activation key, and install JBuilder software.




    Additional resources:

  1. Strongly Recommended: You should probably bookmark the link http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3/docs/ Its contents are also available for download (about 23M file) from http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3/docs.html

  2. Recommended: You may also bookmark the Java Tutorial page. This is a popular book which is available for free on line and is easy to read and understand. It makes a good complement to your text.


    Editors

While Notepad or Wordpad in Windows are adequate for the most simple of editing tasks, you will greatly benefit by an editor with specialized utilities for helping programmers. One very popular such editor which is freely available for download is emacs. There are two versions available one form http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/emacs.html and the other from http://www.xemacs.org/Download/index.html. Make sure to dwonload and install the windows version. Instructions are provided on these web sites.