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Editor for Java

Rukmani Gopalan

Joined: Sep 12, 2000
Posts: 8
Everytime, I type a Java program, I do it on Notepad. Is there an editor for Java that I can download from the net? I am asking this coz if I use an editor, then the no of compilation errors will drastically come down.
Jane Griscti
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Joined: Aug 30, 2000
Posts: 3141
Hi Rukmani,
The MKIDesign site has a free editor
SynEdit that works fairly well. There's also a shareware editor TextPad
that many people use (can't remember the site address off hand but a search in should turn it up)
Hope that helps.

Jane Griscti
SCJP, Co-author Mike Meyers' Java 2 Certification Passport
Kay Tracid
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Joined: Mar 06, 2002
Posts: 148
You can also use KAWA IDE 4.01a on, I think it is very good. But you should crack it (, it is only a trial version.
Or you try the JBuilder from Borland, but I never use it before.
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Dear Rukmani,
Please do not shun compilation errors as they greatly help you develop the power for scanning your program and picking faults. A must...........if you want to go for scjp2.
Write your program in DOS and compile using javac command on console.
Angela Poynton
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Joined: Mar 02, 2000
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Textpad can be found at and is fantastic! You can also use it to compile and run your application.

Pounding at a thick stone wall won't move it, sometimes, you need to step back to see the way around.
Ling Wu
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Joined: Jul 19, 2000
Posts: 184
I downloaded mine from here:
Rukmani Gopalan

Joined: Sep 12, 2000
Posts: 8
Thanx a lot. All the replies were very useful.
I agree. Here's the link:
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