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Vyacheslav Petrov
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Please could you recomend me a Java IDE, something easy like Notepad and not so heavy as JBuilder. Or the last one (JBuilder) is more and more useful?
Is there IDE that supports following features:
- syntax highlighting;
- class tree;
- "to do" list;
- distributed development (I mean the simple file interchanging and up-to-dating);
- project specification/documentation;
- fast access to methods and properties (like in Delphi and VB).
Thank you.
 
Eric Sexton
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My favorite was Textpad. It's pretty cool. Check it out.
I now use IBM's WSAD now. It's based on Eclipse. It's big. It rules.

Now that I re-read your requirements, Nevermind. I would still try Eclipse if I were you.
[ October 13, 2003: Message edited by: Eric Sexton ]
 
chi Lin
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Another pretty good choice would be JCreator, the LE v2.5 is free for download.
 
Gregg Bolinger
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The answer to this can easily be found in our IDE's and Other Tools forum by doing a simple search in that forum as this question has been asked a millions times.
I am going to request that this thread be moved to that forum so you will recieve better responses.
On that note, please take a look at all our forums before posting a question. Posting the questions in the appropriate forum will always yield better results.
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zhu a ming
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eclipse or jcreator
 
Jim Yingst
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Moving to IDE's and other tools.
 
Matthew Phillips
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David Crossett
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I found JDeveloper to be VERY easy to learn and helpful with the constructor pop-ups, etc. Also, as I grow in the language, I learn more and more what it is capable of. Of course, never get away from being able to compile and run from command line!

David
 
Manjunath Bhat
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if you want something like Notepad then try JENS' File editor. It is basically c/c++ editor. you can configure it for Java and customize it. It's very light weight. It has following features syntax highlighting,code formatting (press f10) , clas/method explorer, and many more. Better than TextPad. Use it once and you will use it agian!
But Eclipse rulz!
M B
 
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