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.
Joined: Sep 12, 2003
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 ]
Joined: Aug 24, 2001
Another pretty good choice would be JCreator, the LE v2.5 is free for download.
not so smart guy still curious to learn new stuff every now and then
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Joined: Feb 05, 2003
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!
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Joined: Oct 22, 2003
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