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R Shetty
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Hi I was wondering what editor do most java programmers use and is there any book/samples that take a beginner (not beginner to programming just java) from start to end.

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Shaan Shar
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Dear
Normally we use Notepad as an Editor to edit the JAVA Programs Although we can use more sophistacated Programs but that is not advisable for Beginers of Java. So I suggest you to do programming on Notepad first then move to any other editors.
 
R Shetty
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Thank you
 
marc weber
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I agree that using a full-fledged IDE is not good for beginning Java, but I don't think NotePad is the best choice either.

For Windows, I recommend Crimson Editor. And for Mac, TextWrangler. Both of these are FREE simple editors that provide syntax highlighting, line numbers, etc.
 
marc weber
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Originally posted by R Shetty:
...is there any book/samples that take a beginner (not beginner to programming just java) from start to end...

The Java Tutorial is an excellent online recource. As for books, I recommend either Head First Java or Thinking in Java.

There is an online version of TIJ's 3rd edition, so you can see what it's like. You can also download a copy from the author's site. However, the new 4th edition of TIJ (covering Java 5.0) is only available in book form.
[ April 10, 2006: Message edited by: marc weber ]
 
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