i have decided to learn java.i went to the library got some books and i am on my way learning. wow this is a very useful language and i can't wait to start in. i needed to dl JDK which contains javac, the compiler program(just to run things off my machine first to learn the basics) and java which is the program that executes the .class file the javac compiler created. i have learned u must use the cmd prompt, and i am now at a loss. i have no clue about how to use it, but i tried a few times to do what this book says to run both apps.
it says C:\>javac Example.java
then C:\>java Example
well thats all fine and dandy but when i start up cmd prompt it says immeadiately
C:\Documents and Settings\user>
... but i try anyways so i do this
C:\Documents and Settings\user>javac Example.java
and the window says 'javac is not recognized as an internal or an external command, operable program or batch file. i have no clue what to do now, and i have been playing with it for about 2 hours. any help would be appreciated.
*crap now that i thought of it, i probably shouldda put this in the programming section*
Edited by groovicus, 15 August 2006 - 05:36 PM.