i know nothing abt running programs of java
i'v learnt a bit of it in theory but have never ever compiled a single program/class.
also, rite now i dont even have any IDE to work in. (but hopefully i'l get it from a friend of mine)
the issue is: i want to start practicing java from the scratch. i gz that means using the java compiler / machine n console etc..
plz help me wid al the procedures to start with it, as you can see that i dont even know the terminologies too...
(i work on win xp)
so, what al installation files i'l need to install java in my pc?
what wil be the procedure to compile any java code/class (i assume the codes can be edited in notepad too)
once i'm well familiar with the above procedure, i plan to shift to a more comfortable platform. plz suggest me which would be better: netbeans or eclipse?
also,, i feel that if i start working on some project, that would be better rather than practicing simple/trivial programs.
finally finally,, can i get some tutorial which will guide me properly during the learning and project development phase?
i would be v v v v v v v happy n grateful to u al if you could help me out even a little bit.. thx agen in advance :o