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Learning with IDE?

Paul Puodziukas
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Is it not a good thing to learn Java using an IDE? I keep hearing it's best to always use command line. Are there any IDE's that would help a begginer to be more productive and yet keep focus on learning language rather than learning such a tool. I just want some options, that's all.
Fei Ng
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Originally posted by Paul Puodziukas:
Is it not a good thing to learn Java using an IDE? I keep hearing it's best to always use command line. Are there any IDE's that would help a begginer to be more productive and yet keep focus on learning language rather than learning such a tool. I just want some options, that's all.

If you are REALLY NEW to java or any language i think it is better to learn it without IDE. With IDE you mostly learning how to use the IDE and that not good for learning the fundamentals of java. IDE does help you more productive but doesn't help you understand the fundamentals of the language , the structure of the lanaguge. If you know the fundamentals picking any IDE up is really easy!! But i wouldn't agree the othe way around.
Dave Vick
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Paul
There are a couple of text editors out there that give you some of the functionality of an IDE (syntax highlighting, file managment, and in some cases compiling) that you might want to check out.
Two that I've used are:
textpad and editplus
hope that helps

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Paul Puodziukas
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Yeah, that sounds great. Where can I get an editor like editplus?
[This message has been edited by Paul Puodziukas (edited November 13, 2001).]
Cecil Phillip
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JCreator is an excellent IDE for beginners. Try it out
adi khalaf
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Originally posted by Paul Puodziukas:
Yeah, that sounds great. Where can I get an editor like editplus?
[This message has been edited by Paul Puodziukas (edited November 13, 2001).]

Give me your email,and i will send it to you.
Paul Stevens
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You have his email. Either click on the mail icon or click on the profile icon. Both will give you the ability to see the email.
Bosun Bello
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You can download textpad from www.textpad.com


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Thomas Whalen
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what was the question the orignator of this message was asking?


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William Barnes
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You want an editor that does syntax highlighting, at a minimum. Another really nice feature is automatic indentation. Good editors will know how far over to put that "{", for example. If you have access to unix emacs is a good choice.
[This message has been edited by christopher foran (edited November 14, 2001).]


Please ignore post, I have no idea what I am talking about.
Cecil Phillip
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Are EditPlus and TextPad FreeWare ?
Paul Puodziukas
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In response to " What was the question the originator of this message was asking? ";
Is my original question, which is at the top of the page, unclear? It's meant to be open-ended. I was'nt interested in a simple short phrased answer, so feel free to expand in your replies. I'm grateful for all input.
 
 
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