I have recently begun taking a Java class and one of the programs that the instructor suggested that we use to write, compile, and test our code was Dr. Java, which is a freely available (not sure if it's open source or not) program, which can be downloaded from SourceForge. From what I understand, Dr. Java is supposed to be a good program for both beginners and advanced programmers alike, so I'm unsure why I can't seem to figure out how to configure it, haha!
Well, I am able to launch and run Dr. Java without any problems, but for some reason, it appears as though Dr. Java is unable to find a compiler, thus, I can't compile any code within the program.
As for a compiler, I have downloaded and installed the JDK from the Oracle website, and even tried reinstalling it, but Dr. Java is still unable to recognize the JDK compiler. I have checked the program's settings, but am still unsure as to why the JDK compiler isn't being detected by Dr. Java or how to even go about configuring the program to recognize and use the JDK's compiler so that I can start coding on my own computer.
The Dr. Java program doesn't appear to even need to be installed, but rather just runs from a ".exe" file, which I have a shortcut to on my Desktop. (The original file is in the Downloads folder.)
Any help with this issue would be greatly appreciated!
Edit: I just realized that I spelled "compiler" wrong in the title of this post! Oops!
Edited by Jamiemcg, 01 February 2012 - 11:21 PM.