This page contains various resources on where to get help, Java, Eclipse and UMBC's computing environments.
Help with Course Material
Where to Get Help
- Course Staff — you're welcome to stop by any staff member's office hours
- Course Blackboard — forums are available for both general topics and specific projects. Students are encouraged to ask and answer questions.
- UMBC Division of Information Technology (DoIT) — help with your GL account
- Linux User's Group (LUG) — the LUG typically has an installfest each semester to assist in install Linux and maintains an active mailing list where people ask & answer Linux questions.
- JavaSE JDK — under “Java Platform, Standard Edition” select “Download JDK”; Java 6 is recommended.
- Eclipse IDE for Java Developers — requires Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.5 or 1.6
- WinSCP — transfer files from your Windows PC/laptop to the GL severs
- TeraTerm Pro with SSH for Windows — a terminal emulator to connect your Windows PC/laptop to the GL servers
- PuTTY — another terminal emulator to connect your Windows PC/laptop to the GL severs
- List of Java reference books
- Oracle/Sun Java Coding Standards
- Apple Java Documentation — Mac OS X should already have Java installed
- JavaSE 6 API — JavaSE 6 Javadocs
- Java Practice Problems
- Importing a .java file into your Eclipse project
- An Eclipse Tutorial by Dan Hood PPT PDF
- Eclipse Helios on-line help — previous version
- Eclipse Indigo on-line help —current version
Remotely Accessing the GL Servers
- Working from Home — a talk presented by Dan Hood (Fall 2008)