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.
I just gave JawaBeginner a try and it is a really nice IDE. I like it a lot. BUT.....it is NOT free.
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The website doesn't say, but it is actually $49 for a single user: http://pivotonic.com/jawabeginner/purchase.html Also, it is written in Java, but it is quite snappy but tends to take a decent amount of memory (though not as much as Eclipse). I noticed it doesn't have templates (type in sy shift-space and it puts in System.out.println("") and it doesn't have CVS integration. Either way, it a nice editor. Has a lot of nice features. Definitely worth a peek if you are looking for a light-medium weight IDE. I'll probably be sticking with Gel though since it's free. Brian