Basics of Java Programming

"All the world will be your enemy, prince of a thousand enemies."
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Hopefully you are all set up now and ready to execute some code of your own. In this chapter you will learn about the structure of the Java language with a variety of simple console programs. A console program is a program that is text based and looks similar to text entered in a command prompt window. The example programs in the early chapters of this tutorial are console programs and are not visually attractive windowed apps or applets. We will keep it simple to start off with until you understand the nuts and bolts of the Java language.