Hey there future programmer!

Congratulations on taking your first step into learning Java!  I really hope you enjoy this course.  Before we get started will need two things:

  1. The latest version of Java JDK (Java Development Kit)
  2. An Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

To download the latest version of Java you can visit the oracle website at https://www.java.com/en/download/ . Otherwise you can google Java JDK.  

Next, we will need an IDE.  This will provide us a workspace for our coding.  I choose to use JGrasp for simplicity.  However, if you have a preference for another IDE, it should not affect the course in any way.

If you want to use JGrasp you can find it under “download” at: https://www.jgrasp.org/javafx.html

If you have any issues getting set up, leave a comment.  Otherwise, the JGrasp and Oracle website provide instructions on how to properly install their software.  

Also, if you ever have the need to download any of the examples provided throughout this course, feel free to visit the GitHub repository.