I am a BRAND NEW programmer. Even newer to JAVA. I have done mosty .NET things. But I really want to learn JAVA more!! However I have wasted two days now, and this seems to be a pattern in the open source world.
I am getting sick and tired of following directions and then spending days and weeks trying to figure out why the directions did not work? Did I not follow them?? Did the person giving the directions leave out steps?? Maybe they assumed the missing steps would be known by the user?
I SIMPLY WANT TO SET UP Eclipse and Derby on my PC and start learning. All I do with my time is try to figure out why the directions to set this combo up always fail.
Here is what I am trying to do:
1. I downloaded Eclipse JEE
2. Then I downloaded the plugin things for Derby.
Unzip the core plugin files into the Eclipse home directory. The location where you installed Eclipse is referred to as ECLIPSE_HOME. For instance, this might be /eclipse in a Linux or Unix environment or C:/eclipse on Windows. Unzip the files to the ECLIPSE_HOME directory. Copy the entire directory from the ui and help file plugin projects into the plugins directory. For instance you should have a a folder called org.apache.derby.ui_1.1.1 and org.apache.derby.plugin.doc_1.1.1 after downloading and creating the plug-in project in Eclipse. Three new subdirectories should now exist under the ECLIPSE_HOME/plugins directory:
- My first problem is this: “I do not have a org.apache.derby.core_10.3.1 folder!!!!!! I did this on two PC’s and got the same result! What am I doing wrong???? Why do I not have the org.apache.derby.core_10.3.1 folder???? I cannot continue with other steps without manipulating files in that folder. Please help me.