Join Peggy Fisher for an in-depth discussion in this video Downloading the Java IDE (NetBeans), part of Learning Java.
- In this course, we will start by downloading an IDE or an integrated development environment. There are many different environments available. I have chosen NetBeans IDE for Java SE, which stands for the standard edition, which is a free open source download. Prior to downloading the IDE, make sure you check for the Java Runtime Environment on your computer. Go to java.com/en. Click on Do I Have Java. Next, click on Verify the Java Version.
Notice, that I now have to install a plug-in. This step might be optional for you on your computer if you already have Java installed for the web browser. I'm gonna click on Free Java Download. I'm gonna click Agree and Start Free Download. Next, I'm going to click on the executable that downloaded. It's in the bottom left-hand corner of my screen. I'm gonna click Yes. I'm gonna click Install. I'm gonna unselect this and click Next.
At this point, you can see that we have successfully installed Java. Now, I'm being prompted to Verify my Java version. The plug-in was blocked, so I need to go to the top right corner and click on Allow Plug-In. I'm prompted to ask if I wanna run this application. I'm gonna say Run. And finally, it says, "Congratulations!" I have the the recommended version of Java installed. Now that we have the runtime environment, we can download the version of NetBeans based on our computer's operating system.
The http://netbeans.org website has download links for each of the following: Windows 32 and 64-bit operating systems, Mac OS X, Cocoa 32 and 64, and Linux, both 32 and 64-bit. On the Download window, I'm gonna scroll down, and I'm gonna choose Download the Latest JDK with NetBeans IDE Java SE bundle. This will automatically install the JDK, the Java Development Kit along with NetBeans.
Next, I need to see what operating system I'm running. On Windows, we can find the system type by right-clicking the Windows icon in the bottom left corner and choosing System. In the middle section under System, you'll see it has System Type. I'm running a 64-bit operating system. Now, I can choose the appropriate download, Windows 64. As you can see, I forgot to accept the License Agreement. I'm gonna click on Accept License Agreement, and now I'm gonna click on Windows 64.
Once the download is complete, I can click on the executable in the bottom left-hand corner. I'm gonna click Next to install. Again, I have to accept the terms of the License Agreement. Click on Next. I'm gonna install the JDK to the default folder and click Next. I'm gonna click Next again and Install. Okay, "Installation completed successfully." Let's click Finish. Now that we have successfully installed NetBeans, let's open it up.
Let's go down to the Start window and type in netbeans. You see NetBeans over here on the right. It is also helpful at this time to add a shortcut to our Start menu. So, let's right-click and Pin it to the Start menu, so now NetBeans has been successfully installed, and we're ready to start programming.
- Downloading and exploring NetBeans
- Understanding Java basics: data types, strings, arrays, and more
- Controlling flow with functions and loops
- Creating classes
- Sorting and searching arrays
- Manipulating files
- Handling errors
- Building GUIs