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- An “integrated development environment” that includes tools for editing, compiling, and debugging programs.
- The “Java Development Kit” that contains the compiler, Javadoc, and other tools.
- The “Java Virtual Machine” that interprets the compiled byte code.
- text editor:
- A program that edits plain text files, the format used by most programming languages.
- A “Java Archive”, which is essentially a ZIP file containing classes and other resources.
- command-line interface:
- A means of interacting with the computer by issuing commands in the form of successive lines of text.
- redirection operator:
- A command-line feature that substitutes
System.out with a plain text file.
- A command-line feature that allows you to specify a pattern of filenames using the * character.
- A tool that allows you to run one statement at a time and see the contents of variables.
- A line of code where the debugger will pause a running program.
- call stack:
- The history of method calls and where to resume execution after each method returns.
- unit test:
- Code that exercises a single method of a program, testing for correctness and/or efficiency.