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Vyacheslav Petrov

Joined: Oct 13, 2003
Posts: 1
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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Joined: Sep 12, 2003
Posts: 133
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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Joined: Aug 24, 2001
Posts: 348
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
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

Joined: Oct 05, 2003
Posts: 9
eclipse or jcreator

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Jim Yingst

Joined: Jan 30, 2000
Posts: 18671
Moving to IDE's and other tools.

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David Crossett
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Joined: Feb 05, 2003
Posts: 102
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 Crossett
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Manjunath Bhat

Joined: Oct 22, 2003
Posts: 8
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!
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