Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Software required for this course

The following software has been installed for you in the CS labs. All of it is either open source or otherwise freely available and runs on the three major platforms (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X).

You are encouraged to install this software on your home and/or work computer as well by following these instructions:

  • If you do not yet have a Java SE Development Kit (JDK) 5.0 or later on your system, you should download the JDK 6 (first item on the page).
  • Download and install the Eclipse Europa package Eclipse IDE for Java Developers from here.
Alternatively, if you are already comfortable with another IDE, such as NetBeans or IntelliJ IDEA, you may continue using that IDE. (A classroom license key for IntelliJ IDEA is available from the Blackboard area for this course).

If you are using Windows, you will also need a Secure Shell (ssh) client for access to your Linux account, for example:

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