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.
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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!
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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