The CDROM that accompanies this book includes everything students need to complete the exercises in the book using either Windows or Macintosh OS X operating systems.
Sample media files: All media materials are provided, including JPG images and WAV sound files, and sources for all required Java media classes.
DrJava This simple, free Java development environment lets students focus on learning Java and not the development environment. It has an interactions pane which allows students to easily try out Java code. Experienced users may also use another development environment (such as Eclipse or Sun Java Studio Creator) to run and edit the book's programs if desired.
MediaTools and Squeak: MediaTools allows students to work with multimedia files. With MediaTools, users can understand sounds at the sampling level, record new sounds, play back movies, and view pictures at the pixel level. The MediaTools are built on top of the objectoriented programming environment Squeak. When users install MediaTools they will also be installing Squeak.
Java: Created by Sun Microsystems, this is the complete Java 2 Standard Edition environment you need in order to develop and run Java applications. The accompanying CDROM contains the Java 2 Standard Edition 1.4 and 5.0 (also known as "1.5") for Windows. Mac users already have Java installed as part of the OS X operating system.