Editing Your First Java Program 
w/Text Editor

(Free Web Tutorials & Resources)

by Michael Thomas

Java First Steps Home Page

You can use any text editor to edit the Java Programs.  One of the best environments to program in is called an IDE (Integrated Development Environment).  For training purposes, you do need to create some programs using a Text Editor and the DOS compile process.

Warning:  Some programs created with unix vs Mac vs Windows systesm may use different end of line characters.  This may cause some editors to read in the source code differently.  A good text editor will take care of this for you.

To complete this section, you should have already completed the "Compile Your First Program" step of Java, Your First Steps.  We will be using both the files downloaded and the compile process in this prior section to complete this section.

Editors that come with Windows (NT and/or Win 98)

Create for First Applet & Application from Scratch

Other Free Editors (Freeware)

Other Text Editors