This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
Eclipse has plugins for C/C++ and comes standard with the JDT plugin which is for Java development. Now if you are looking for a Visual type IDE, like Visual Studio, for all languages then no. That would be way too much for 1 IDE in my opinion.
Eclipse is a good approximation. Not only does it handle Java and C/C++ but there is some work in progress to implement a C# plugin which you can run if you download the .Net framework. I personally enjoy very much Eclipse's modular extensible nature. Within Eclipse you also have access to a wealth of SD tools (pattern interfaces, GUI generators, metric calculators, etc).
I find the komodo ide quite convenient. It is from activestate.com (approx. 21MByte to download) and comes for a 29USD fee personal license - not free literally, but very affordable with a 30 day trial period. Main focus are scripting languages (perl, python, tcl) but others are supported as well. Actually, it is my present favorite
I was using Netbeans for a long time (from http://www.netbeans.org/) and now later eclipse. At the moment i work with WSAD (websphere studio)and although built on top of eclipse (it is actually eclipse) i find it a bit heaveier. wasnt sure personally which of the features are part of eclipse and which are added on top.
Shai koren<br />SCJP2 <br />SCEA (well yea only part 1 so far)
Originally posted by Pradeep Bhat: Is Jcreator free?
JCreator is free, though with some missing features such as Code Completion, which is a biggy for me since I can't type. They have a shareware version that is good for 30 executes with all the bells and whistles and they have the freeware version that lacks some features.