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help me to choose correct IDE

Siva kandasamy
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Joined: Dec 31, 2002
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Rrefer my posting, I am new to IDE and also new to Java.

I am kind of overwhelmed with many tools ( IDE ) and confused not knowing which one I should use for my development work.

I am planning to use IDE on my existing legacy application source code.
We are using servlet, xml, xslt,html, javascript, etc.
Please help me to choose correct IDE tool ?

many thanks
[ May 20, 2006: Message edited by: Siva kandasamy ]
Sanjaya Sugiarto
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Joined: Mar 25, 2004
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Free as in beer solutions:
Netbeans (it has all you need out of the box)
Eclipse (you need some extra plugins for your need)

If you want to pay for a very good and intuitive IDE, then IntelliJ IDEA is definitive for you.

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Jeroen T Wenting
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Joined: Apr 21, 2006
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Try as many as you can a hold of, then choose one or two and stick to them.

The reason there are so many is that there are so many different preferences between people, noone can tell you which you'd like best (except the purchase department where you work who couldn't care less but just pick one at random often based on who has the best salespitch).

manuel aldana
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Joined: Dec 29, 2005
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well if your new to java, you should first understand how compiling (javac), and running (java) works. understand what a classpath is etc. etc.

IDEs are there to make life easier not for forgetting what is happening behind the scenes.

so write some code and use the command line first. when you figured out how it works let the IDE take over control.

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