I can’t contain my excitement. There’s just a whole other world out there that I never really cared to explore in the past. I just didn’t want to get into the whole shizz of computer programming, so I avoided Java like it was the plague. Even if I knew that there are so many web-based applications built on Java.
I’ve downloaded JDK and Netbeans. It’s a lot like Dreamweaver in a way; you’ve got the source codes but it’s also a WYSIWYG editor. It has a very Visual Basic feel to it (although I have very little experience with VB).
This is a whole other world to me…almost like a parallel universe. I don’t even know where to begin. I don’t even know how to bring a Java application to a web browser. I saw a ‘database’ file in the sources, and I don’t even know if they have something like MySQL where the database is not stored with the source files.
I won’t have a lot of time to look into all of these today but I am checking out some open source (obviously) Java web applications. So hopefully these sites would give me an answer on how to begin with all this.
I’ve selected 6 sites to explore: