I took a class in college for java programming for beginners but had a very bad teacher so during my break I am learning on my own in hopes to catch up.
I decided to buy Head First Java but I am wondering what IDE I should use? In my school they used JGrasp but I don't like it very much.
I am not sure if head first java recommends one or what but I have to wait till it shipped to me.
So I am wondering what IDE I should use I was thinking of just going to a full blown IDE like Netbeans since I figure I will eventual use it so might as well start now.
But it is pretty hard to use like I don't even know how to open a existing java program I wrote and run it in netbeans I have to take all my code make a new project, then make a new file and copy and paste the code in.
If I just try to open the file it won't let me compile it.
So I don't know if this the right approach or what....