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How to Create the Most Basic Java Window
A lot of Java programming involves creating command line applications. But I like to get to opening a graphic window as quickly as possible. This is no problem because it's actually very easy to create a basic JFrame window. More ...

Java for Loop
A loop is a block of statements that are repeated. A loop may be repeated a fixed number of times, repeat until some condition is met, or can loop indefinitely while the program is running. There are three main loop control structures available in Java: for, do and while. More ...

The Sun One Studio Java IDE
You can develop Java applications by typing code into Windows Notepad and executing them from a DOS prompt. But sooner or later you will want to become a more productive programmer, and that requires use of an Integrated Development Environment (IDE). More ...

Java if Comparison Statement
A computer program is a list of instructions for the computer to follow. Some instructions tell the computer to test a variable and to follow a group of instructions based on the result of that test. The most basic conditional test is the if statement. More ...

How to Use Boolean Expressions in Java
A Java boolean can have one of two values: true or false. In some languages, such as C or C++, integer values can be treated as a boolean, with 0 equal to false and any other value equal to true. Not so in Java. In Java, you can't convert between an integer type and a boolean type. More ...

A Comparison Between The Java IDEs: Netbeans and Eclipse
Both NetBeans and Eclipse are open source and cross platform Java IDEs. Eclipse is supported by IBM, whereas NetBeans is supported by Oracle. Each IDE provides several innovative features and tools to simplify and speedup Java application development. More ...

Display Quotation Mark in Text in a Java Program
To define a String in Java, you enclosed it within quotation marks. These quotation marks are not shown when you display the string. More ...

Display Variable's value in Text in a Java Program
Java uses the concatenate operator (+) to paste two or more strings together. However, you can also use the concatenate operator to display the value of a variable with a String. Java will automatically convert the integer values to Strings for display. More ...

Your First Java Menu
Many times the user of a sotware application performs functions by selecting items from a menu. In this article I give you an overview of the Java event model and how to create a Java program with a simple menu. More ...

Display a Line Break in Text in a Java Program
In computer programming, a collection of letters that make a phrase, sentence, or paragraph, is called a string. Within a string there may be special characters that are used to produce things like tabs, backspaces, and carriage returns. A line break is created using the newline special character. More ...

Reading Files with Java
Without the ability to read files, your application would be severely limited. In this article I show you; how to use the JfileChooser dialog box to select a file, how to display the contents of the file in your applications window, and how to scroll the Window. More ...

Passing Arguments to a Java Application
In this article I use a very short example program to demonstrate several basic principles of Java programming; how to pass arguments to a Java application, how to convert a string to an int, and how to use an if structure. More ...