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    Hey guys! I just turned 13 and got 2 books on java amounting to 1,300 pages!
    So anyway, I was wondering if any of you know where to download the scripting software java scripting software?

    (I will only download programs from the official website of said program so I know It is not downloaded and sold for free )
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    Happy birthday! I'm wondering which books you got?

    The jdk can be downloaded from the oracle website. Here is a nice little tutorial which was incredibly helpful when I started and installed java: TheNewBoston – Free Educational Video Tutorials on Computer Programming and More! Java Programming Tutorial – 1 – Installing the JDK

    You can also find an incredible amount of help at the following few links:
    Java Platform SE 6
    Java Platform SE 7
    The Really Big Index
    "Hello World!" for the NetBeans IDE (The Java™ Tutorials > Getting Started > The "Hello World!" Application)

    All links are safe, and all but the first are official.

    Also, I suggest you avoid IDE's and do command line compiling(but this is my opinion), notepad++ is a favored text editor of mine, but whatever you are comfortable with is best. IDE's help a bit too much for a beginner; so for now I think it's safe to say: stay simple when learning.
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    IDE's help a bit too much for a beginner
    In other words: it can be overwhelming trying to learn the language and the IDE at the same time. So, since you obviously can't use the IDE without knowing the language, it's a good idea to spend some time learning only the language, and then progress to learning the IDE.


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    is not so hard to learn how to use the IDE I personally use eclipse 64 bits cause I've JDK 7 64 bits installed : P althoug I can use 32 bit instead, u must know that if you dessire to make MIDlets with any IDE you must have JDK 32 bits because it won't work in 64 bits.

    and also I think nobody in here has told ya that you must make sure that both java -version and javac -version must be working properly in your OS despite which one you are using.

    I think that for linux is something like this :

    *important* U must enther the path where you actually installed the JDK jvm the ones below are just a demonstration

    sudo update-alternatives --install "/usr/bin/java" "java" "/usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7.0_02/bin/java" 1
    sudo update-alternatives --install "/usr/bin/javac" "javac" "/usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7.0_02/bin/javac" 2

    sudo update-alternatives --set java /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7.0_02/bin/java
    sudo update-alternatives --set javac /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7.0_02/bin/javac

    sudo update-alternatives --config java

    java -version
    javac -version

    and for Windows is the easiest thing in the world just goole it

    CHEERS :-)

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