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Java Tools Advice

Sean Webster

Joined: Aug 24, 2002
Posts: 21
I have used Textpad as a java editor and thought that is was good. Recently, I have been playing around with Jbuilder 6.0 and think that it is good as well. I am a beginner java programmer and would like to know what experienced programmers recommend. I am wondering if I should stick with a simple editor like TextPad or go with the full blown IDE like Jbuilder. What do most companies use? Does it even matter?
Any advice would be appreciated.
adam faith

Joined: Aug 24, 2002
Posts: 22
I asked some friends the same and was advised to use a simple text editor, thereby focusing on learning java rather then the IDE, i was told once you have mastered the essentials you can then play with IDE to your hearts content.
Dave Vick
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Also, I'm goiong to move this to the IDEs forum, you'll get more responses there, and you'll find a lot of usefull info by doing a search too.

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