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What are the most common IDEs SCJP programmers are using?

Marcus Laubli
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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?


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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...

Give a man a fish, he'll eat for one day. Teach a man to fish, he'll drink all your beer.
Cheers, Jeff (SCJP 1.4, SCJD in progress, if you can call that progress...)
Jay Pawar
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Simple Textpad !!!

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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!

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.

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.

Yester I saw BlueJ: Sincerly I did not like it very much.

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

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

My favorite of the editor was Gel: my recommended choice, and its free.

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



This first two are for free.
You can get commertial implementations of Eclipse in the IBM Websphere version.

You can get commertial implementatios of Netbeans in the SunOne Studio version.

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.

Another excellent choice is IntelliJ IDEA

Hope it helps!
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