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Chris Lucier
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I have seen most books and people I have talked to say learn Java in a text editor before using the IDE. I agree, is there a text editor that can show the code tags to look for simple errors?
 
PrasannaKumar Sathiyanantham
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but that is the reason one must not use IDE...

with simple text editors you will know the mistakes you make from compilation and search for them and understand them and correct them ....

If you use IDE it will give the solution for you (it provides great time management but reduces your thinking)
 
Albareto McKenzie
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I agree with PrasannaKumar, that's the main part of using an editor and not an IDE, I recomend you notepad++ it's open source, it's light and it's great, look a screenshot:



(Mine is in Spanish but you have it in hundred of languages)
 
zhang guoqiang
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I recommend editplus, it is a good tool for your requirement.
 
Albareto McKenzie
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EditPlus is a nice tool but you have to pay for using it and for what you are going to use it is enough with the notepad++
 
Venu Chakravorty
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Try MacVim if you are using Mac or Vim on Windows
 
zhang guoqiang
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Albareto McKenzie wrote:EditPlus is a nice tool but you have to pay for using it and for what you are going to use it is enough with the notepad++

Yes.Editplus must pay some time to study.if not it is equal notepad.
 
Albareto McKenzie
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zhang guoqiang wrote:
Albareto McKenzie wrote:EditPlus is a nice tool but you have to pay for using it and for what you are going to use it is enough with the notepad++

Yes.Editplus must pay some time to study.if not it is equal notepad.


I didn't mean that, every tool that you start to use requires some time to get used to it, I was thinking on money, if you go to www.editplus.com you will see this:

EditPlus Text Editor is distributed as Shareware. You can download the evaluation version and try it for 30 days. If you find it useful and decide to keep using EditPlus Text Editor after the evaluation period has expired, you must buy a license.

EditPlus Text Editor 3.11 Evaluation Version (1 MB)


As far as I don't like to have pirate software installed in my computer and I am definitly not going to pay for something that have a free (in both senses) solution I choose Notepad++
 
Campbell Ritchie
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Albareto McKenzie wrote:. . . As far as I don't like to have pirate software installed in my computer and I am definitly not going to pay for something that have a free (in both senses) solution . .
Agree 100%
 
tam yan
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I would suggest this feather-light editor - NaviCoder Editor, it is free but very useful, let’s give a try
 
francis chan
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why not try NaviCoder Editor, it is free!
 
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Welcome to the Ranch, both of you. I had never heard of NaviCoder, but you can find about it here. It is described as an IDE on its website, and we usually think it is a bad idea for beginners to use IDEs. They have enough to learn with Java, never mind the IDE too. I see NaviCoder seems to be Windows-specific, and I usually use a Linux platform, where you can use kate, gedit, etc.
 
zhang guoqiang
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Now I'm learning to use gvim,it's very great.
 
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