This module introduced you to Java, the Java 2 Software Development Kit (SDK), and some of the most important tools the Java 2 SDK provides.
You began the module by learning about the benefits of Java as a software technology.
You then moved on to downloading, installing, and configuring the Java 2 SDK.
From there, you learned how to use the Java compiler to compile Java programs into bytecode executables.
You also learned how to use the AppletViewer to test applets without relying on a Web browser.
You then concluded the module by running a command-line Java application using the Java interpreter.
This module discussed how the following terms relate to Java:
- Bytecode: Bytecode is the executable form of Java code, which is capable of being executed in the Java runtime system.
- AppletViewer: AppletViewer is a utility included with the Java Development Kit that allows you to test applets without using a Web browser.
- Java interpreter:The Java interpreter is a program responsible for translating Java bytecode into native code that can execute on a given platform .
Click the Quiz link below to test what you have learned in this module.
Java Fundamentals - Quiz