Programming for this course may be done on your own PC or the PCs belonging to UMASS OIT, which run Java under Visual Cafe, or any of the CSE or ECS Unix machines. It is recommended that you use your own machine/laptop. Each Lab, with exception of Lab1 that must be done individually, should be completed in groups of 5 students (maximum) and they should be handed to the TAs in Knowles 301. You can either bring your laptop with your code running or make sure it runs on either the OIT or CSE Unix machines. Each group must also have a report and a Javadoc based documentation of the code and a floppy with the jar files. For use of Javadoc please read SUN's Java tutorial. The code including the documentation and reports should be delivered in jar files. You should be able to run the code from the jar directly. Each student in the group should be able to answer questions related to the Lab. Not all, but some groups or students will be selected/checked randomly and you must be prepared to answer questions asked by me or the TAs.
There are many excellent IDEs on the market that you can use if you have your own PC and want to learn a Java development environment or simply use JDE with Emacs.
Java API On-Line Java Tutorial at SUN
04/29/2002 10:40 AM -0700Csaba Andras Moritz