Stand Alone Java Application
Hello. I'm rather new to Java, I only have a couple of sub-par high school classes and some self taught stuff to work with. I think I'm pretty decent for my level, when it comes to working in Eclipse. But I've never really made anything outside of it. I decided to find a java community and hopefully use it to educate myself a great deal further.
I recently got some friends together, who are at a similar or lower level than I am, and we want to work on a project (more for a learning experience than being significantly useful).
One thing that I really wanted to do was make a program with java that runs outside of Eclipse, but not on an applet. I tried to research this, and discovered I should use a batch file or something. Honestly, I have no idea how to do this and when I tried to read about it I became even more confused.
I also wanted to know if one uses the same basic workings of applet graphics when using graphics in an application.
Anyway, any links or information on how to accomplish the stand alone application would be greatly appreciated.