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Mon, 23 Oct 2017

I got an automatic Java update in Windows

Since I installed the JDK instead of the JRE, I didn't know if automatic Java updates would come at all and would cover the development portion of the tools.

I got the update today, and as you can see from the image above of my Windows command line, all is updated.

Wed, 09 Sep 2015

Playing with Java arrays and JavaScript objects

Today I started playing with Java arrays.

I'm also trying to figure out JavaScript objects at the same time.

(The Javascript is for a project I'm cooking up. I'll focus when I'm ready to focus.)

Sun, 23 Aug 2015

Learning Java - why and how

Time has been a little tight over the past couple of weeks, but I had an "opening" today that I used to work on Java. Beginning Java. Very beginning Java.

I'm using the Oracle Java tutorials. You can download the whole thing as HTML in a .zip, or as epub and mobi files.

I have both the full HTML and the mobi version, which is made up of 20 separate .mobi files that I emailed to my Amazon Kindle reader because a) I'm too lazy to plug it in to the computer and b) they offer e-mail-to-Kindle, so why not use it.

I'm going through the material slowly, typing in the programs when that seems appropriate and using javac to compile and java to run them.

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