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    Default New to Java - Eclipse set up?

    Hello all. I am a complete newbie to Java and have been following some video tutorials which have so far given be a very good insight into the world of Java. I want to start playing with some of my own code and running it on my PC but I am having trouble getting Eclipse configured properly.

    My aim is to programme Android Applications and so I initially downloaded and configured Eclipse for this purpose. This may or may not be effecting my current issue with it not giving me an option to run my script as a Java Application.

    I have followed Eclipse's own Hello World tutorial which is all going fine until I get to the last step where it says to right click on the created HelloWorld.java file and select Run As > Java Application but all I get is Run As > Run Configurations...

    Is there another step in the Eclipse Configuration that I need to complete to be able to develop pure Java programmes rather than the Android variant that I orginally set it up for?

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    Default Re: New to Java - Eclipse set up?

    Start with Notepad++ and compile using the command line.
    Once you know how the command tools work, and how the classpath works, then pick up an IDE.
    Just spend the first month or so not on an IDE.
    Please do not ask for code as refusal often offends.

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    Default Re: New to Java - Eclipse set up?

    Sounds like a better approach. Can you recommend any good tutorials to show how to set up and use a compiler? Also any good beginner java tutorials would be handy.

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    Default Re: New to Java - Eclipse set up?

    If you're forever cleaning cobwebs, it's time to get rid of the spiders.

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    Thumbs up Re: New to Java - Eclipse set up?

    Quote Originally Posted by DarrylBurke View Post
    Hey, I just wanted to jump in here to say thanks for your Tutorial suggestion. I am new to Java and have been lurking through threads on this forum trying to find which direction to go. I've installed Eclipse and was looking for others who are using this IDE...

    I ran into this thread and checked out the tutorial you suggested and from what I've seen, it is just what I need to find answers to questions such as... what Java can do, why program with it and other questions. This tutorial looks like it will answer most of my questions.

    Thanks again...
    Dennis

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