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What are the most common IDEs SCJP programmers are using?

Marcus Laubli
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Joined: Dec 24, 2004
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I'm interested in knowing what others are using.

I started using NetBeans and it seems somewhat "overkill" for what I'm doing.

I tried jEdit, however, I don't like the compiler interface.

Anyone else?


Marcus L´┐Żubli, SCJP 1.4, CLP 5.0, SCWCD 1.4 (preparing)
Kris Reid
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I use JCreator. It is simple, quick and best of all free!
marc weber
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Have you tried Eclipse?

http://www.eclipse.org/


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Pal Sudarshan
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BlueJ is also a good IDE
Jeff Bosch
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I use a text editor that has tool support and context highlighting.

Edit Plus Webpage...


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Jay Pawar
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Simple Textpad !!!


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Barry Gaunt
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BlueJ


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Krishna Srinivasan
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Look at this pgae.
Java Editors


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Vicken Karaoghlanian
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MS-DOS Editor


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Marcus Laubli
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Wow! I'm amazed about the aboundance of interesting things one can learn in a forum like this!

I'll check a cople of them out, thanks!

Marcus
Edwin Dalorzo
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Precisely in these days I have been experimenting with some editors and IDEs.

I installed JEdit: It's a good choice but not good enough for me.
http://www.jedit.org

I also worked a bit with Jext: There's a lot of interesting plug-ins for this one. Saddly some of them are in other languages.
http://www.jext.org

Yester I saw BlueJ: Sincerly I did not like it very much.
http://www.bluej.org

I have not teste the DrJava: If somebody has used it, let me know what you think.
http://drjava.sourceforge.net

I like very much the Programmer's Notepad: Good sintax highlighting and block collapsing, but you have to compile manually or using ant.
http://www.pnotepad.org

My favorite of the editor was Gel: my recommended choice, and its free.
http://www.gexperts.com

There are, of course, more powerful IDEs. Here are some:

Eclipse
http://www.eclipse.org

Netbeans
http://www.netbeans.org

This first two are for free.
You can get commertial implementations of Eclipse in the IBM Websphere version.
http://www-306.ibm.com/software/websphere

You can get commertial implementatios of Netbeans in the SunOne Studio version.
wwws.sun.com/software/sundev/jde

If these last two you can download trials.

For learning purposes (not for production) you can get for free a complete implementation of the [JDeveloper], which by chance is my favorite. The 10g Version is great.
[url]www.oracle.com/technology/products/jdev[/b]

Another excellent choice is IntelliJ IDEA
[url]http://www.intellij.com/idea[/b]

Hope it helps!
 
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