Each week there will be one or more concepts with which the lab will be concerned. The examination of those concepts will often require downloading a file or files from the class website and manipulating those files using the Java programming IDE JCreator. The files for labs can be found on the lab page of the CS101 class website - www.cs.virginia.edu/~cs101. The purpose of this week is to gain familiarity with the software tools for this course.
By default your home directory will be mounted as the J: drive.
All files need to be saved to your home directory To do so, first click on the My Computer icon in the pop-up window. Next click on the drive associated with your home directory.
Then click Save to copy the desired file into the folder.
The typical lab file that you will manipulate will be one that you downloaded from the CS 101 website. The file will most likely be a Java file and you will manipulate it using JCreator.
JCreator is an IDE - Integrated Development Environment. This IDE allows you to create, edit, compile, and execute Java programs.
To examine a downloaded file, use the File menu of JCreator and select Open. Follow a procedure similar to the one used for specifying a download location to open the desired file.
A program can be edited, searched and saved within JCreator using the standard Windows text commands. Other commands can be found on the File and Edit menus.
To compile a Java program file with JCreator, use the Build menu and select Compile File.