Re: Simple java test

Howard Brazee <>
Thu, 01 Feb 2007 12:59:05 -0700
On Wed, 31 Jan 2007 19:41:58 -0500, "Hal Rosser"
<> wrote:

A Minimal IDE like "JGrasp" makes the learning experience go smoothly
without getting all bogged down in learning something like Netbeans or
Eclipse. It sort of a text editor that lets you step through your code to
debug it.
Some prefer to work from the command line, but JGrasp is a good compromise.

That seems like a useful solution. I installed it on my computer and
told it not to change any actions (so JBuilder would continue as it

I tried the applet in chapter two of _Java and JavaScript Programming_
by Peter Wayner, and was able to compile it into the same directory as
the .java file. That chapter said to use a browser to run it. But
it has a System.out.println(message); in it. Firefox says "Applet
Kids started". I would rather not run Resin in this exercise and
don't know if it would help. Is there a different setting that I
need if we are to use this book's examples?

Here's the code:
    <TITLE>Kids Title</TITLE>
    <h1>Kids Header</h1>
    <applet code="Kids.class" width 0 height 0>
import java.applet.Applet;

public class Kids extends Applet {
  int boredomFactor = 3;
  // how long until they quit.
  String message = "";
  // What they normally say
  String quitMessage = "";
  // What they say when they quit
  public void MyTurn(Kids WhozNext){
    if (boredomFactor-- <= 0){
    else {

  public void init(){
    Kids Bobby, Kenny;
    Bobby = new Kids ();
    Bobby.message = "Kenny, you did it.";
    Bobby.boredomFactor = 4;
    Kenny = new Kids();
    Kenny.message="Bobby, you did it.";
// public static void main(String[] args){
// System.out.println("testing Kids");
// }

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