How To Setup A Java Development Environment On Mac And On Windows.

Setting up a java development environment is a simple process but it can be challenging if you are a complete beginner and learning  about JAVA programming for the first time. This tutorial simplifies the JAVA development environment setup process by providing clearly defined steps that are easy to understand and follow. You will also learn about the anatomy of a java program and this entails learning about functions, parameters, classes, access modifiers and more.   We have also included recommendations on IDE software for developing JAVA programs, a list of websites and community forums that every JAVA developer should know about and also recommendations on computer desktops, laptops, monitors and many other accessories that are ideal for JAVA software development. If you prefer to watch the youtube video tutorial, click on the VIEW YOUTUBE TUTORIAL button below.


In order to complete this tutorial successfully the following items are required. Please ensure to have these items available before taking implementation action on this tutorial:
1) A Windows or Mac computer with atleast 4GB of RAM, a dual core processor and a 500GB hard drive
2) The Java development kit for Windows / MacOS
3) An intergrated development environment IDE for JAVA, e.g NETBEANS
4) MySQL database server for Mac / For Windows



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