BlueJ is an integrated Java
environment specifically designed for introductory
BlueJ was developed at a University specifically
for the purpose of teaching object orientation
The BlueJ environment was developed as part of
a university research project about teaching
object-orientation to beginners. The system is
being developed and maintained by a joint research
group at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia,
and the University of Kent in Canterbury, UK.
The project is supported by Sun Microsystems.
The aim of BlueJ is to provide an easy-to-use
teaching environment for the Java language that
facilitates the teaching of Java to first year
students. Special emphasis has been placed on
visualisation and interaction techniques to create
a highly interactive environment that encourages
experimentation and exploration.