getting started with java:what is needed?

Hello all,
I wanted to start learning Java, as I'll probably be using it in college. So, 
this brings up the question: What sort of things will be needed to run java 
apps on windows and the mac, what other tools besides the compiler? I hear 
about a lot of extra apps or toolkits that are needed to make things 
accessible, so I'd like to be on the right road.
                Thanks,
Tyler Littlefield
        http://tds-solutions.net
        Twitter: sorressean

__________
View the list's information and change your settings at
http://www.freelists.org/list/programmingblind

Other related posts: