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A short tutorial on using DrJava.

DrJava is a lightweight pedagogical environment for Java development created by the Programming Languages Team (PLT) at Rice University. DrJava provides a way to edit and save java code with key words highlighting, curly brace matching, and an interactive environment to manipulate objects and test code without having to write the main method. It can be freely downloaded from the web. Please see the DrJava home page

Dr java tutorials

On the main DrJava web site , one can find documentation and tutorials on its use:
  • Quick Start Guide : This guide covers the most important aspects of using DrJava, such as opening and saving files, compiling, testing, debugging and setting preferences.
  • Full Documentation : This is the full documentation for DrJava, covering all aspects of the system.
  • FAQ : This Frequently Asked Questions list covers many of the common issues that come up when running DrJava.
  • Video Tutorials : Some short introductory Flash vidoes on installing Java and DrJava and running DrJava. This is a good place to start for beginnings to get a feel for what can be done with DrJava. Note: The videos may not run in Internet Explorer, if not, please try accessing the videos using another browser, such as Firefox.
Below are some short descriptions of the various parts of DrJava.


Definitions Pane: When you run DrJava you will see a window appear. This window (GUI) consists of four subwindows. The top half of the GUI constitutes the Definitions pane. You type in all the class definitions here. After you type in some code, you need to click on the save button before you can compile your code. All the classes in the Definitions pane will be saved in a single file. There should only be one public class in the Definitions window, and the saved file should have the same name as that of the public class with the extension .java .


Compiler Output Pane: You compile your Java code by clicking on the Compile All button in the menu bar at the top. Every time you compile your code, DrJava will display all compile error messages here. Clicking on an error message will highlight the line where the error is suspected to take place in the Definitions pane. If there is no compile error, DrJava will declare success in this pane.


Interactions pane: There are several ways to run your Java code. For now, we will restrict ourselves to the Interaction pane at the bottom of the main GUI window. This is where you can type in any valid Java statement. Usually, you would type in code to instantiate objects of classes defined in the Definitions window, and call their methods to check whether or not they perform correctly. Typing a valid Java expression terminated with a semi-colon and then pressing the Return ( Enter ) key, will cause DrJava to evaluate the expression but NOT printing the result. If you want DrJava to print the value of the result in the Interactions window, you should press Return without terminating the expression with a semi-colon. There is a menu item to reset (i.e. clear) the Interactions window. Another way to clear the Interactions window is to force a re-compile by editing the Definitions pane. If your code has printing statements, the output will be displayed in the Console Output pane.

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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