Discussion in 'macOS' started by drenriza, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. drenriza macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2011
    Hi all.

    I need to start java developers kit on my mac os x 10.6.
    As i can read on different forums you download the program from the software update, for mac users. But how do i launch the program??

    Thanks on advance.
  2. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    I'm confused by your question. Are you talking about a Java IDE? I've never used one that Apple provides, I would assume that it comes as part of the developer tools, but I can't find it so maybe that's not what you're talking about. If you're trying to run a java program you have written navigate to it's folder in terminal and type
    java program.java
    replace program.java with the name of your program.

    If you're looking for an IDE I highly recommend Eclipse. There are probably better more Mac like Java IDEs but the one I'm comfortable with is Eclipse.

    Actually if any Java programmer around here knows of a great OS X-ified Java IDE I would love to hear about it.

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