Last revised on 9/14/99
To download java2 visit the standard edition java page and follow their instructions. Please note this almost 20 megabyte and may take a while to download the whole thing.
The Java Tutorial Book is available on line. You can may specially check out the getting started section to see how to open a file, write a Java code, save, compile and run it, all under Windows, but the unix version is similar.
In addition there are some commercial development packages known as interactive development environments or IDE. Here is a list:
ü Netbeans (Free download for personal and noncommercial use)
ü Jbuilder (If you wish to buy it, do it through University Bookstore and show your student ID to get it for $50)
ü VisualAge BY IBM
ü Visual Cafe By Symantec
ü Power J By Sybase
ü J Developer By Oracle
ü Code Warrior By Metroworks
ü Visual J++ By Microsoft
The magazine Java Developers Journal is an a trade journal with articles and tips on Java programming
Te text book "An Introduction to Object Oriented Programming" 2nd Edition by T. Budd is a good book on object oriented design with lots of examples and codes in various languages, some in Java.