The First Step

  • Quentin CharatanEmail author
  • Aaron Kans
Part of the Texts in Computer Science book series (TCS)


By the end of this chapter students should be able to:
  • explain the meaning of the terms software, program, source code , program code;

  • distinguish between application software and system software ;

  • explain how Java programs are compiled and run;

  • provide examples of different types of java applications;

  • write Java programs that display text on the screen;

  • join messages in output commands by using the concatenation (+) operator;

  • add comments to programs.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of East LondonLondonUK

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