All these years I am using MS-Access/VB of Visual Studio 6.0 to create my database applications. Now, I want to develop in Java so that I can migrate my own Apps in the Java platform. I am learning Java using notepad (text editor). Can anyone help me with an intelligent (friendly) editor like visual studio 6.0/VB-Editor and help like MSDN that's available in Java so that I can learn and start doing my work faster. Thanks in advance.
Hehe, you used intelligent and VB in the same sentence.
I second the eclipse suggestion. It has so many add on features, and is easy to use, no development tool for Java comes close to it.
For a better text editor, text pad is good, but it is nagware. Crimson Editor is just as good and completely free. Both are far and away better then notepad.
For help, go to www.sun.java.com for tutorials and stuff. For a complete listing of what is available in Java go to http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/api/index.html , assuming you have 1.5.x. If you have an earlier version, change the 2.5.0 in the URL to match your version. Documentation is one of the largest stregnths of Java, far better then the mess at MSDN. [ March 28, 2006: Message edited by: Rusty Shackleford ]
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