LAB EXERCISE 1: Installing JDK and Compiling/ Running a Java Program
and Install the latest Java Standard Edition
Development Kit (JDK) on your PC.
NOTE: If the JDK has been installed on the PC, proceed to Step B
1. Accept the License Agreement
2. Choose the production version
(i.e. Windows 8 will be the Windows x64 version,
Windows 7 32 bit will be Windows x86 version,
Windows 7 64 bit will be Windows x64 version)
3. Once it is downloaded, install by double clicking on the jdk-8u201-windows-xxx.exe
4. Accept the recommended default installation options
The installation directory of JDK will be in the C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_201
B. Add the JDK bin folder path so Windows can find the Java Compiler and Interpreter
1. Select Start -> Computer -> System Properties -> Advanced system settings -> Environment Variables
2. Under System variables scroll down and select -> Path
3. Click on the Edit button
Append the following directory path to the
end of the Variable value.
If you installed JDK 8u201 on your PC, type ;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_201\bin
In the LMC Computer Lab PCs, JDK 8u201 was installed, type ;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_201\bin
5. Click the OK buttons to close the windows.
C. Compile and Run the Java Program
a folder on your desktop called “Calculator”
and save the zip calculator.zip file on your
3. Extract the calculator.java and place the file
into the Calculator folder.
Note: The calculator.java file can be opened and viewed in Notepad.
The Java program was created using the Integrated Development Environment (IDE) tool called Eclipse. This is the IDE tool we will be using when creating our Java Programs.
4. Go to
Start, Run and type cmd for the command window
5. Go to
folder you created by typing CD desktop\Calculator and
6. Type dir for the directory listing. Verify the calculator.java file is in the folder
NOTE: You can view the code of the calculator.java in NotePad
7. Compile the Java program.
From the command line, type javac calculator.java and press enter
8. Run the Java program.
From the command line, type java –cp . calculator and press enter
NOTE: The Java application will launch. Test the application.
D. Submit your exercise in the Canvas Lab Exercise #1 Drop Box
1. Submit the screen shot of the application
with your test data and the DOS window showing the command line you entered to
run the Java program (see step C8#).
NOTE: You can use Paint (save as JPG) or Word to paste the screenshot.
up and submit the compress Calculator folder.
NOTE: Right click on the folder and select Send to “Compress Folder”. The file will have a file extension of .zip