I would like to get started programming Java, I'm not even sure whether web applets, or whatever. I haven't been able to get that far I've been so hindered. I find myself in a rather inconvenient situation, I am running OS X 10.4 Tiger on a PPC Mac. Unfortunately for myself, many programs do not work on this OS X version and this processor.
I just need some basic knowledge: How to program/compile Java programs without an IDE. Or an IDE that is free and works with my OS and processor.
Just to note, I have no programming experience with non-web languages, and I have scoured Google and come up short.