Download Links

I mention various software packages on this site, but instead of scattering download links all over the place I'm going to consolidate them here.


First off, you'll need a Java Development Kit (JDK), freely available from Oracle:

Oracle JDK

https://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp


You will also probably want an Integrated Development Environment.  I'm at least passingly familiar with three, so those are the ones I'm linking here.  They're in alphabetical order, don't take the order as being an endorsement of quality, all three products will let you build stuff easily enough:

Eclipse

http://www.eclipse.org/


IntelliJ IDEA

https://www.jetbrains.com/idea/


NetBeans

https://netbeans.org/


You may want to download Git as well.  While this is certainly not required to get started, using it will make it easier to grab updates as I made them.  Git is integrated pretty well into IntelliJ, I can't speak to how it works with Eclipse and NetBeans:

GIT

http://git-scm.com/


I'll continue to update this page with other software I mention.  Come to think of it, I haven't mentioned GIT yet.  I should probably put up a post about pulling the source code examples for the blog...