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exessive external JARs [message #686518] Wed, 22 June 2011 12:11 Go to next message
Zhou.X.B  is currently offline Zhou.X.B Friend
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Hi,

I am new to Java world and surely to eclipse, after years using Delphi. I am learning to become a real Java developer utilizing eclipse. In my starting pace I found so amuzed and also confused about Java. Every try to write a simple program I always use so many external JARs in my Java project. Is there any pitfall using exessive external JARs in a project ? And how can I know not to use certain external JAR without try-and-error removing one by one ?

Thanks in advance,
Zhou.X.B.
Re: exessive external JARs [message #686610 is a reply to message #686518] Wed, 22 June 2011 15:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell BatemanFriend
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On 22-Jun-11 06:11, forums-noreply@eclipse.org wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I am new to Java world and surely to eclipse, after years using Delphi.
> I am learning to become a real Java developer utilizing eclipse. In my
> starting pace I found so amuzed and also confused about Java. Every try
> to write a simple program I always use so many external JARs in my Java
> project. Is there any pitfall using exessive external JARs in a project
> ? And how can I know not to use certain external JAR without
> try-and-error removing one by one ?
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Zhou.X.B.

Don't worry about how many JAR files you end up using. Don't go out of
your way to add JARs unless you know you need them. Typically, you write
code based on what you learn from research and add the JARs you need.
Usually, you won't acquire a lot of unnecessary JARs, but even if you
do, it doesn't hurt (except for a bit of diskspace).

Later, you'll discover which JARs you did or didn't need.

In short, don't worry about this. Just move ahead. You're on the right
track since you chose Java in the first place.

;-)
Re: exessive external JARs [message #687934 is a reply to message #686610] Thu, 23 June 2011 14:49 Go to previous message
Zhou.X.B  is currently offline Zhou.X.B Friend
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Thanks Bateman, it's realy encouraging.
By the way, how can I download the Eclipse HTML Help Center ? My eclipse installation lack of "Platform Plug-in Developer Guide".

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