Joel's Class

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Java How to Program


Java Programming
   Student Downloads
 

Joels Blog Class Tab
   Algorithm
   Computer Books
   Hello World
   Language Inventors
   Object Oriented Kangaroos 

Java Examples

Other Examples

Visual J# Express

Corporate Environment

Teach Yourself

Save money with PPI
   Press Release
   View the Talent

Perl Fluency Test  

Grading Exams


Visual Basic.NET
   Student Downloads


Joels Blog Class Tab
   Algorithm
   Computer Books
   Hello World
   Language Inventors
   Object Oriented Kangaroos 

VB Express

Virtual Labs

Color

Color Chart

Color Names

Database Normalization

Corporate Environment

Teach Yourself

Save money with PPI
   Press Release
   View the Talent

Perl Fluency Test  

Grading Exams

A+ Guide to Hardware
   Student Downloads 

Joels Blog Class Tab
   Atanasoff-Berry
   Bits and Bytes

Build Your Own PC
   High Performance
      Gaming Box
   Form Factor
      AT ATX LPX NLX
      BTX
      DDR2 - BTX - PCI Express
   Power Supply
   MotherBoard Tour
     Memory
         Kingston
         MemTest86
         PC Technician
   Device Drivers
      DriverFiles
      DriverGuide
      DriversPlanet
   HardForum
      NewEgg Tour
      PriceWatch
      TigerDirect BBB
      ZipZoomFly
    Monitors
      LCD

Anandtech Guides
   Budget Mid High Server
   Case
      Affordable
      BTX MicroATX SFF
      Computex 
   Power Supply
   Motherboard
      CPU
      Video Card
   Storage
   Windows Vista 

Tom's Hardware
   Build Your Own PC
      Fast and Cheap
   Case 2
   Motherboard Overview

      Beginner's Guide
      BIOS
      CPU
         Charts
      Graphics
         1 2 3
         SLI
   Hard Drives
   Networking
   Peripherals
   Serial ATA

My Computer
   Case CSBW210B
   Power Supply Okia 420
   Motherboard Shuttle AB45
      Intel® 865PE chipset
   Intel Pentium P4 2.0 GHz
   256mb Micron DDR RAM X2
   All-In-Wonder RADEON 7500
   NEC MultiSync FE950+   

Capacitors are Dangerous


A+ Guide to Software
   Student Downloads

Joels Blog Class Tab
   Atanasoff-Berry
   Bits and Bytes

Administrator Password

Computer Hope 

ExtremeTech

Network World
   XP Won't Boot

NewEgg

Operating Systems
   Debian
   Edubuntu
   Linux
   Solaris 10
   Ubuntu
   Windows Center
      Windows XP
      Windows Vista
         Download
         Sounds
         SuperSite
         Speech Recognition
         Which Vista
         Vista Business Case

OS Updates 

Office 2007 

Price Grabber 


 

CSC118

I want you to have fun in class.  Not fun at the expense of others in the class, but fun in experiencing the joy of exploring new things and acquiring new skills.  We are engaged in the serious business of learning the subject matter, but it's ok to display playfulness and enjoy every new discovery along the way. 

Microsoft Office Certification tests will be available on the MCC campus this year.  Students who complete the Computer Systems and Applications sequence of courses for the Computer Apps in Business programs will likely be able to take those third-party assessments free of charge as part of the program.  More information will be shared as the details for that are developed.

Both the Exploring Office book and Technology in Action books will be available as e-texts in MyITLab this year.

MyITLab

Students need to  register and enroll in the MyITLab course.

MyITLab

Getting Started

Home Computer Set-Up

Student Support

Student Guide

Video Tutorials


Computers

How Computers Work

Java

The Java SE (Standard Ecition) Development Kit (JDK) that includes the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) and command-line development tools that are useful for developing applets and applications is available for free at java.sun.com.  It has everything that you need to get started.

Visual Basic

Visual Basic is part of Visual Studio from Microsoft.

Visual Studio Express is a free version that includes Visual Basic Express.  It can be download from Microsoft and installed on your home computer.

Virtual Labs is a series of guided, hands-on labs which don’t require any installation and are available to you immediately for FREE.

Hardware

My favorite hardware site on the web is Tom's Hardware.  They target “grassroots technologists”—the huge population of technology early adopters who have grown up on video games, computers and gadgets—and have an insatiable need for more.  It's a great place to learn about the current computer hardware on the market.

Be sure to also check out Anandtech, another source for hardware analysis and news.

When it's time to buy hardware, my favorite website is NewEgg.  You could also check PriceWatch to compare prices from many other sources, or go to HardForum to read or join hardware discussions.

Example Build A PC Project.

Processor: Atom vs. Core 3

Processor: Sandy Bridge - Core i3, Core i5, Core i7


Operating Systems

Tools:

BrowserSpy

To see if your system's graphics are DirectX 9.0 compatible, follow these easy steps:

1. On the taskbar at the bottom of your screen, click Start, and then click Run.
2. In the Run dialog box, type "dxdiag."
3. Click OK. A dialog box will display the DirectX version you are running.


Windows Versions


Networking

Tools:

Diskeeper

Network Monitoring Tools

Free Network Monitoring Software

Top 100 Network Security Tools