Re: newbie

"Andrew Thompson" <u32984@uwe>
Fri, 08 Jun 2007 11:01:38 GMT
JB wrote:

It's an old Teach yourself Java 2 in an unfeasibly short time by SAMS
that I found lying around (published 7 or 8 years ago so don't know
have valid it is anymore, but it seems to be working so far.

There are a number of new things intorduced, such as
Generics, but that book should give a reasonable overview
of most of the keywords and language constructs.

...I figure
I will go through that and see what happens after that.

Try to keep a late model JavaDocs handy, you might be
hitting deprecation errors in some classes and methods
(hopefully not too many).

Do you have any other recommendations?

The Java Tutorial - free, (relatively) up to date, direct
from the horses mouth. It can be browsed online, or
downloaded for local viewing (If you specifically
requested books earlier - my apologies).

Also, I can't seem to make an .exe file from a Java application, I
have to use java MyApp.class from the command line.

By collecting the classes in a Jar file, you can add
a manifest that specifies the main class. When a
Jar with manifest is double clicked, it will open and

Further, you can launch/install Jars using web start.
Web start can specify things like download strategy
(for automatically updating the application), icons
(for desktop shortcuts and menu items) file associations..

..I am assuming making an exe possible, ..

Possible yes - a good idea, no.

Andrew Thompson

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