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good, cheap code editor for learning Java

Rob Emenecker
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 19, 2007
Posts: 1
Hi all,

In my spare time I've decided to jump into Java. I'm looking for recommendations for a good code editor that provides reserved word highlighting and formatting (indenting, etc.). At this point in my Java journey I don't want an IDE, because I want to learn the coding. On the other hand, I want something that gives me clean presentation of my code, unlike straight running text from Simple Text or NotePad.

MultEdit and UltraEdit are out of my budget.

So what can you folks recommend that is cheap (or better yet, free)?

...Rob
Masoud Kalali
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Joined: Jul 08, 2004
Posts: 531

Hi
You may take a look at http://www.jedit.org/ its a free programmer text editor.


Masoud Kalali
Software Engineer - My Weblog - GlassFish Security
Tom Cleal
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 22, 2007
Posts: 13
I used textpad when I started doing Java, and still do occasionally.

It is about $35.

http://www.textpad.com/
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
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