This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
If you are a java beginner then I would recommend not to you eclipse. First get to know java. Play with it. Learn it. After that you could just start working
in eclipse. You will learn about special functions while using it and if you really want to learn it in side out then there are great eclipse tutorials out there.
"Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand." --- Martin Fowler
Please correct my English.
When I'm learning an IDE I usually just create a new project, start hammering through the menus, look at all the preferences I can configure, etc.
Joined: Jan 14, 2010
Thanks for your answers. Well I am not new to Java. However, from my previous project, we only used Crimson Editor. And for my current project, we will be using Eclipse for Web App Development. So now I am trying to familiarize myself with it. Currently I'm reading "Eclipse for Dummies". I hope it's a good start.