Here’s what we see when we start a new BlueJ “Project”. BlueJ automatically creates a small “readme.txt” file to hold any directions we wish to write about our application. We might write special instructions or “release notes” in this file.
Here’s what BlueJ puts in by default in our new class. It’s a lot of structure already done for us!!
Here’s what we see after we successfully Compile “Class1”. Note, the icon looks a little different for the class now. Notice the message down here, too.
BlueJ can quickly and easily create Web-based “javadocs” documentation for your classes! Just use the “tools” menu. The Java API is a set of javadocs, too!
Get help online if you want to learn to do more… Here’s a quick link to the Java API!
javadocs … Bytecode … Source code … BlueJ “project” file … A “readme.txt” file that most computer programs provide to users … In our project folder, here’s all the files!