Installing JDK 1.5

If you are new to Java, the first thing you need to do is to install JDK to your local machine by following this steps:

  • Go to
  • Click the “Download JDK” hyper link.
  • Follow the instructions on the Web pages to download jdk-1_5_0-windows-i586.exe to a working directory on your hard disk. This file is about 45 MB.
  • Double click on the file name: jdk-1_5_0-windows-i586.exe in the working directory in the File Explorer.

Read more on installation at
Java Tool Tutorials – Herong’s Tutorial Notes.

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Java Is the #1 Language

In his presentation at OSCON, Roger Magoulas, the director of O’Reilly Research, provided some interesting graphs based on our trends data mart. Here’s the 3-year programming language market share trend based on computer book sales:

Programming Language market share trend in computer books

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