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JBuilder 7 Rocks

Vivek Viswanathan
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Joined: Mar 03, 2001
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Hi
I have just installed and have started using Jbuilder 7, and it is really great. I just love it
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Frank Carver
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While I can enjoy your enthusiasm, could you perhaps tell us a little more? What do you like about it in particular? In what ways is it better than other IDEs or previous versions? What sort of projects are you using it for?
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Andrew Spruce
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Joined: Feb 27, 2001
Posts: 21
I share his enthusiasm. The ability to browse to class definitions using ctrl-enter, to view references to a given instance or class using ctrl-shift-enter and the ability to automatically open a class definition by name using ctrl-minus rather than having to remember which package it is in is extremely useful.
The "suggestion" import of undeclared but required packages also "rocks".
Ilja Preuss
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Joined: Jul 11, 2001
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Originally posted by Andrew Spruce:
I share his enthusiasm. The ability to browse to class definitions using ctrl-enter, to view references to a given instance or class using ctrl-shift-enter and the ability to automatically open a class definition by name using ctrl-minus rather than having to remember which package it is in is extremely useful.
The "suggestion" import of undeclared but required packages also "rocks".

Of course by implementing this features, JBuilder is only slowly catching up with IDEs like IDEA and Eclipse... :roll:


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Jamie Young
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Joined: Jun 19, 2001
Posts: 31
What where you using prior to the JBuilder7?
I am currently using JBuilder4 and as soon as our upgrade gets here we will be using JBuilder 7, too.
jeff lee
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Joined: Sep 09, 2002
Posts: 2
"Of course by implementing this features, JBuilder is only slowly catching up with IDEs like IDEA and Eclipse... "
HUH?? JBuilder had that functionality (at least) in JB4, which existed well before IDEA and Eclipse to the best of my knowlege (if you know different lets hear it). How is JBuilder "catching up?". When IDEA or Eclipse has as good a designer, documentation as good as, or as good a debugger as JBuilder maybey they will catch up.
Sam Wang
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Joined: Jul 17, 2001
Posts: 95
I know Jbuilder is wonderful at windows,
but I don't know how I can start it in
red hat!
I have installed it sucessfully and I
type sh $JBUILDER_HOME/bin/jbuilder in
terminal window,nothing happens!
I have installed two jdk,one is 1.4(from sun)
and the other is 1.3(installed with jbuilder)
1.4 is good and can compiles and runs.
When I type $JAVA_HOME/bin/java,also nothing
happens!
Why??


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jeff lee
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Joined: Sep 09, 2002
Posts: 2
I have installed it sucessfully and I
type sh $JBUILDER_HOME/bin/jbuilder in
terminal window,nothing happens!
I have installed two jdk,one is 1.4(from sun)
and the other is 1.3(installed with jbuilder)
1.4 is good and can compiles and runs.
When I type $JAVA_HOME/bin/java,also nothing
happens!
Why??
I don't know how new of a Linux user you are. If you are very new then:
have you defined $JBUILDER_HOME yet, if you "sh echo $JBUILDER_HOME" does it echo JBuilder's path?
Was there icons placed on the desktop when you installed JBuilder or did you have a zipped version?
Sam Wang
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Joined: Jul 17, 2001
Posts: 95
I surely set $JBUILDER_HOME and now I know
why.Although thank you.
Ilja Preuss
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Joined: Jul 11, 2001
Posts: 14112
Originally posted by jeff lee:
"Of course by implementing this features, JBuilder is only slowly catching up with IDEs like IDEA and Eclipse... "
HUH?? JBuilder had that functionality (at least) in JB4, which existed well before IDEA and Eclipse to the best of my knowlege (if you know different lets hear it).

Sorry, I misunderstood the poster saying that those features were new to JBuilder.
How is JBuilder "catching up?". When IDEA or Eclipse has as good a designer

Are you talking about a GUI designer here? Yes, that is something currently missing, though *I* don't miss it at all...
as good a debugger as JBuilder

Mhh, I think the Eclipse-debugger is quite powerfull. What feature should I miss?
Craig Demyanovich
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Joined: Sep 25, 2000
Posts: 173
One of the things that disgusted me about JBuilder 5 Enterprise and EJB development was that it generated primary key classes whose equals() implementation violated two of the five stipulations of the equals() contract described in the documentation for Object.equals(). Has JBuilder 7 fixed this horrendous error (I state "horrendous" since we're talking about the possibility of non-unique primary keys here)? If not, it definitley rocks much less than you think.
In the end, I prefer and IDE that doesn't force me to accept all of the favors it wants to do for me, especially if it doesn't do them well or correctly. Maybe JBuilder 7 is better in this regard than 5 was for me, but I haven't used it since version 5, preferring instead Eclipse or IDEA.
Craig
Jim Yingst
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Joined: Jan 30, 2000
Posts: 18671
Are you able to use JB7 with Java 1.4? The specs claim yes, but when I tried it with JB7 Personal (the free version) it only worked with Java 1.3. Which is why I now prefer IDEA and Eclipse. But perhaps I missed something...


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