Background

Java – programming language designed to build secure, powerful applications that run across multiple operating systems, including Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. The Java language is known to be flexible, scalable, and maintainable.

IDE/Integrated Development Environment

JVM/Java Virtual Machine – software that carries out the instructions

Javac / Java Compiler – translates code into computer-friendly instructions

Javac – command line tool that is used to compile program

Sourcecode – consists of the programming statements that are created by a programmer with a text editor

Object code – contains a sequence of instructions that the processor can understand but that is difficult for a human to read or modify, eg: 11001010

API/Application Programming Interface – set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications

Java API documentationhttp://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/api/

JavaDoc – de facto standard for documenting Java code;   

– a way to document your code using a special automatically generated template

– allows the automatic creation of web pages that describe the methods of a program

– helps prevent errors that are cause by using methods incorrectly, passing the wrong arguments to methods, or passing the arguments in the wrong order

– add before every method and before every class

Bytecode – compiled format for Java programs

Sourcecode / Java file – holds one class definition; with a .java extension

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About bernadetteengleman

Hello, I am Bernadette from New York City. I moved here from Chicago in 2013. I am originally from the Philippines. I started studying web programming in 2015. I love it because I like making fun websites and web apps. The projects that I built so far are posted below. I like to cook and I love to travel. I also like to volunteer and I am a team leader with the non-profit organization, NYCares.
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