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vinay maddi

Joined: Apr 06, 2004
Posts: 6
Hi guys

can you guys let me know which jave IDE is the best and where can i get it

Corey McGlone
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Joined: Dec 20, 2001
Posts: 3271
Personally, I enjoy using Eclipse. However, if you're after your Java certification, I'd suggest using notepad and a DOS prompt so that you can get into the "guts" of Java.

SCJP Tipline, etc.
An Dres

Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 3
Best free one -
Best pay one -
emacs and vi work great too.
Abdulla Mamuwala
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 225
I use JCreator, its easy to use. Though, I agree with Corey that writing programs in notepad and compiling them from the dos prompt really helps.
Kishore Dandu
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Joined: Jul 10, 2001
Posts: 1934
JBuilder is not bad on a commercial sense.
But, on long term productivity front, many experts are now preferring Eclipse and they go for different plug-ins based on the requirement of the project.

SCJP, blog
B Hayes
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Joined: Feb 07, 2003
Posts: 61
Lately I've had success with Oracle JDeveloper (both 9 and 10), which is available for download.
It's definitely worth a look.
AJ Brown

Joined: Mar 30, 2004
Posts: 17
I first started to learn java last August with the bluej IDE (free) and the book that went along with it, "Objects First with Bluej". This helped me tremendously as I had tried to learn java before and gave up as I couldn't understnad it whe it was taught the traditional way. The book and bluej were the best. Then I decided to go for certification so since February, I have been studying the Bates and Sierra book. The bluej IDE and book brought me far enough where I could understand what was going on in the Bates and Sierra book. I am at the point where I probably will schedule the SCJP exam next week.
Glenn Castro
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Joined: Aug 24, 2003
Posts: 78
I used JCreator for making my programs before, for my studies and during my first job as a java programmer. Now I use the Eclipse platform and I can say that it is the best open source Java IDE I used so far. Working in a team of developers is easy for me now using Eclipse.
I suggest it if you're working or planning to work in a big projects.

Glenn Castro<br />Sun Certified Web Component Developer
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