Java is an Object Oriented programming language whose syntax and features has highly influenced by C/C++.Java programs can also be embedded in web pages which requires Java Run Time Environment(JRE) in order to get executed.That’s why after the fresh installation of Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat you would require JRE for surfing Internet without any lack of functionality;because a lot of websites now uses java Applets to do some client side computation.On Ubuntu open JDK(java Development Kit) is recommended.
Installing Java Run Time Environment in Ubuntu 10.10
To install JRE just go to Synaptic Package Manager and search for ‘jre’ and select the packages that says open jre/jdk.After marking the package click on Apply button to begin the installation procedure.Then wait until the installation is complete….that’s all you have installed JRE successfully on your Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat.
Best platform for JDT
For Ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx),Eclipse Java Development Tools is one of the best IDE(Integrated Development Environment) available.Eclipse is crossplatform application so you can use it on GNU/Linux based operating system,windows,MacOSX.
Eclipse Java Development Tools
Eclipse is a great Open Source IDE which has support for multiple programming language by means of plugins.It is well suited as a foundation on which you can construct and run integrated software development tool.Eclipse is free and open source so you can find these softwares in ubuntu software center.
Install Eclipse :
how to install eclipse platform on ubuntu
After installing the eclipse platform you can install plugins for java development tools(JDT).
Install Eclipse jdt(java Development tools) :
To install jdt for eclipse just type “eclipse-jdt” in quick search bar of ubuntu software center.Then click on install to begin downloading and then installing process.Eclipse java Development Tools(JDT) will be installed within few minutes.That’s All..Java Development platform is ready Now!
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