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Text editor and sample code

R Shetty
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Joined: Feb 04, 2006
Posts: 7
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.

Thanks
Shaan Shar
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Joined: Dec 27, 2005
Posts: 1249

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.


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R Shetty
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Joined: Feb 04, 2006
Posts: 7
Thank you
marc weber
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Joined: Aug 31, 2004
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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.


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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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