Compiling and Running Java Programs

This section describes a tutorial example on how to compile and run Java programs.

When JDK is installed on your machine, it provides two commands for you to compile and run Java programs.

Let's try these commands with a very simple Java program. Use NotePad to enter the following Java program into a file called

class Hello {
   public static void main(String[] a) {
      System.out.println("Hello world!"); 

Then compile this program in a command window with the "javac" command:


To execute the program, use the java command:

C:\>\progra~1\java\jdk1.6.0_02\bin\java Hello
Hello world!

Congratulations, you have successfully entered, compiled and executed your first Java program.

Last update: 2013.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to XML Schema

 XML Editor and Schema Processor - XMLPad

Java API for XML Processing - JAXP

 What Is JAXP?

 Downloading and installing Java SE 1.6 Update 2

Compiling and Running Java Programs

 XML File DOM Parser -

 JAXP - XML Schema (XSD) Validation

 Xerces2 Java Parser - Java API of XML Parsers

 Using Xerces2 Java API

 XML Schema Language - Basics

 Introduction of XSD Built-in Datatypes

 "string" and Its Derived Datatypes

 "decimal" and Its Derived Datatypes

 "dateTime" and Its Related Datatypes

 Miscellaneous Built-in Datatypes

 Facets, Constraining Facets and Restriction Datatypes

 "simpleType" - Defining Your Own Simple Datatypes

 Complex Element Declaration

 Identity-Constraints: unique, key and keyref

 Assertion as Custom Validation Rules

 XML Schema Location and Namespace in XML Documents

 Overriding Element Types in XML Documents

 Linking Multiple Schema Documents Together



 PDF Printing Version