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compilers and Editor for java

Angela Jessi
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Joined: Nov 27, 2000
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I am using Textpad compiler for java. Is there any other good compiler for Java(For JDK 1.1.7 and Jdk1.3)?
parul patidar
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Joined: Sep 07, 2001
Posts: 53
compiler javac included with jdk1.3
ide or editor Free java
tool Forte for java (but needs a lot of memory)
Bigglesworth Naruki

Joined: Nov 05, 2001
Posts: 14
You do realize that TextPad is not actually a compiler, right?
It uses whatever javac.exe is in your path. So if you've already got the latest JDK, it'll probably be using that.
Bosun Bello
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Joined: Nov 06, 2000
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Like Bigglesworth said, Textpad is using whatever JDK is in your classpath. textpad is just an editor, and it's using the JDK you specified during installation, or the one it finds in your classpath settings.

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Junilu Lacar

Joined: Feb 26, 2001
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Check out Jikes

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Colin Kenworthy
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Joined: Aug 06, 2001
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JCreator is an IDE that I believe uses jikes as it's compiler.
Rikard Qvarforth
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Joined: Jul 10, 2001
Posts: 107
Or the Realj, pretty god ..
you can download the java api in winhelp format and use it in the compiler.
Rowan Brownlee
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Joined: Aug 07, 2000
Posts: 97
Hi Angela,
I've recently been using blueJ and can highly recommend it as an editor, compiler, debugger and a basic visual object modeller. It was written by teaching staff at Monash University specifically to teach object programming in Java. What I find most impressive is that it's both text-centric and visual. Take a look at the homepage at...
Biju Philip

Joined: Nov 03, 2001
Posts: 7

My prefs:
Emacs for an IDE
-use for Windows or UNIX environments
-Integrate with version control systems (CVS, ClearCase, etc)
-Integrated shell
-Integrated debugging
-more commands than you will ever need
Jikes (IBM) compiler
-faster than javac
Also a decent IDE - try JBuilder from Borland.
TextPad is a nice editor - I used to use it myself until I got into Emacs.
Thomas Whalen
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Joined: Aug 26, 2001
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aaahhhh!!! ANOTHER unix/linux bandwagoneer !?!
is Emacs REALLY better than JCreator? or EditPad Classic (for those that just want a very good plain editor)? Or, is this an "I don't like Windows" issue?

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Marilyn de Queiroz

Joined: Jul 22, 2000
Posts: 9059
Emacs also runs on Windows

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Salim Sentosa

Joined: Oct 29, 2001
Posts: 6
So where can I get Emacs?
Buck Turgidson

Joined: Oct 08, 2001
Posts: 8
I use Kawa. You can get a student license for about $35. It doesn't have a GUI component builder, but it's fine for servlets, and the like.
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