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Create First Program

In this section, you will learn to write a simple Java program. For developing a java program you just need a simple text editor like "notepad".

Create First Program


In this section, you will learn to write a simple Java program. For developing a java program you just need  a simple text editor like "notepad". 

Open the notepad and write your program. 

Let's create a class createfirstprogram that will print a message "Welcome to RoseIndia.net" on the console. 




Here is the code of createfirstprogram.java file:

class createfirstprogram{
  public static void main(String[] args) {
  System.out.println("Welcome to RoseIndia.net");

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Save this program in the specified directory ("C:\Vinod" in this example) with name createfirstprogram.java.  

This class contains  public, static and void java keywords (these are pre-defined words in java which carries specific meaning).

public keyword specifies the accessibility issues of a class. Here, It specifies that method can be accessed from anywhere.
static keyword  indicates that this method can be invoked simply by using the name of the class without creating any class-object.
void keyword specifies that this method will not return any type of data. 
main() method is the main entry point of the program, to start execution. First of all JVM calls the main method of a class and start execution .  JVM (Java Virtual Machine) is responsible for running java programs.
args is a string array that takes values from java command line. It's index starts from '0'. We can access values by writing args[0], args[1] etc.
println() function prints the output to the standard output stream (monitor).
represents the standard output stream (monitor).

Now, you are ready to compile and run this program. Open the command prompt and go to the directory ("C:\vinod" in this example) where your program is saved.

Java uses the "javac" command to compile your program (Type javac createfirstprogram.java) . After compiling successfully, you can run it. Java uses the "java" command to execute your program (Type java createfirstprogram). It will print  "Welcome to RoseIndia.net".

Output of program:

C:\vinod>javac createfirstprogram.java

C:\vinod>java createfirstprogram
Welcome to RoseIndia.net


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Posted on: February 25, 2008

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Pankaj Bawane
May 30, 2011

This is very nicely explained
Abdulmanaf J.K.
July 7, 2011
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i want to learn more about how to make a jave software like this simple example.
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October 10, 2011
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I want to know which software application I can use to learn java programming, and also how to create a graphic users interface with java for a software? Please I need help urgently. Thank you
December 12, 2011

i want to know how to integrate all the frames that i have created, so that it will work like a software. i mean i want an executable file that will open up my main window. simply a n executable file for windows platform. if you know anything about this then kindly mail me at vikasdevde@gmail.com thanks
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January 9, 2012
very good thx

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March 30, 2012

really helpfull...............
April 27, 2012

this is best
June 8, 2012

this information was really helpful to me..keep posting the programs with easy method and easy understanding especially based on constructors and functions.step wise .thnx
June 24, 2012
Use of string[] args

Why we are specifically using string[] and args words there..whats the use of it..
July 24, 2012

why we need class in java ?? we can make also by using variables??
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July 27, 2012

Excellent program. begners easily understand this code.
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How to run and create a simple program in JAVA.?
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I have followed your instruction to a T, but command prompt says there is no command/batch file. What should I do?
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Plese explain the word "static" in java?