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About this Course

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This course is intended beginning computer hobbyists and first-year IT students.

The free online textbook for this course is Sams Teach Yourself Java 2 in 24 Hours. Read the Introduction to the book.

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Study Aids

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Using the Java 2 Software Development Kit

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Programming with the Java 2 Software Development Kit

Lesson 2. Writing Your First Program

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • Entering a program into a word processor
  • Naming a Java program with the class statement
  • Organizing a program with bracket marks
  • Storing information in a variable
  • Displaying the information stored in a variable
  • Saving a program
  • Compiling a program
  • Running a program
  • Fixing errors
  • Modifying a program

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Introduction to the lesson

Reading Assignments

Read the following sections from your free online textbook:

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) What You Need to Write Programs
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Creating the Saluton Program
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Beginning the Program
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Storing Information in a Variable
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Saving the Finished Product
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Compiling the Program into a Class File
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Fixing Errors
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Workshop: Running a Java Program

Learning Activities

  1. Use this search box to refine and expand your understanding of new terms and concepts in the reading assignments.

Custom Search
  1. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Read the  of the lesson Summary.
  2. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Test your understanding with the Q&A.
  3. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Try the Quiz.
  4. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Test your skills with the hands-on Activities.
    Return here after completing your hands-on  session.

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