First, a bit of business: you may not have read our naming policy on the way in. It requires that you use a full, real (sounding) first and last name for your display name. Joke names and "handles" aren't acceptable here. You can change your display name here. Thanks!
Second: we've got a whole forum devoted to IDEs. I'll move this thread over there for you.
Originally posted by FredH: Thanks to all for your input. Please let me know your likes and dislikes.
Mr. Bolinger thank your for your list, but the nature of my question is to gain an opinion from the other members.
1. Your name still does not comply with the Naming Policy. 2. While I am sure that many people will probably respond, this question has been asked many many MANY times. And it would be benificial to you to search this forum. You'll find your answers a lot quicker than waiting for people to reply with opinions they've probably already stated before. [ April 29, 2005: Message edited by: Gregg Bolinger ]
Joined: Apr 14, 2005
My deepest apologies!
You would think that since today is Friday you would have a better outlook on the day that is ahead of you.
Forgive me for posting a redundant topic, but based on the number of posts I have made 3, and 2 of them to you, I am still navigating your forum. Do note that I got transferred into your forum.
You know that there is a nicer way to communicate.
A class in creative writing or therapy may help also.
Case and point: "We have closed your thread due to numerous topics already posted on this topic. Here may be a thread that may be of interest to you: Thread-Here." [ April 29, 2005: Message edited by: Gregg Bolinger ]
Using VI, textpad, notepad, etc is like using a shovel to dig the hole for your inground pool. IMHO, Eclipse or WSAD (Eclipse core) are the best IDE's out there. Especially when it comes to RAD (ironically next version of WSAD).
simply I use netbeans. I tried eclipse and jbuilder. Especially eclipse is widely used in this forum. However i think it is not for graphical aplications. It has a plagin for this but it is not very succesfull.
I think netbeans is ideal if you are not planning to write huge applications.
I rate IntelliJ Idea NO 1. It comes as a real help to anybody starting his java stint. anyone who knows C and not java can code using this ide. It really makes coding a better experience. I can not even think of coding using textpad or editplus. VI is distinct possibility.
The first IDE I used was JBuilder, I liked it a lot. Then my company got cash-strapped, so we were sort of directed to use NetBeans. However, my then PC was really underpowered and short of RAM, and struggled to run NetBeans, which was a bit of a memory hog. (This was about two years ago.) I switched to eclipse which ran better, and I've stayed with it.
I think that NetBeans is still the sort of official IDE for us to use, but an awful lot of guys in my department are using eclipse.
Actually, I was wondering if anyone out there is subject to any company policy on the IDE which they should be using.