mick lynch wrote:...I need to learn a computer language ...
If you are completely new to Java then I'd recommend keeping away from an IDE to start with. Use a text editor (notepad, notepad++, textpad etc) and compile from the command line to keep it simple to begin with. You can then learn how to use an IDE once you understand the basics of the language.
If you're just starting out and not too worried about speed, you might find it easier to learn Python than Java.
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Luigi Plinge wrote:If you're just starting out and not too worried about speed, you might find it easier to learn Python than Java.
I did think about Python, I have been programming a Parallax chip in SPIN which uses white space for program syntax control. kHeard Python is similar to Spin. However I like the idea of Java And I think it may have more in common with othuer languages than Python .
Is there a database that I can use with a Graphical GUI to create ?
I have seen a video of SQL server in VS Studio created in this way and was dead easy.
i would recommend, as somebody else said, using the command line for a bit. it will help you understand how it works (and also be frustrating).
i like NetBeans better than Eclipse, at least to start with. It's just more straightforward.
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thankls. Why is it better to use commandline and simple editor ?
I know that programming a microcontroller is a good way to understand how programming actually works.. for instance how different variables work the 1's and 0's behind the scene.
iTS a low level and I can appreciate learning simple stuff first.
Is that what you mean ? I find the eclipse no problem but I may be missing out on what is going on.?
Eclipse, NetBeans and IntelliJ IDEA are three most used and well-known Java IDEs. Eclipse and NetBeans are completely free; there is a free Community Edition of IDEA, and the Ultimate Edition costs money. All three of those are excellent IDEs with lots of features.
If you want to build Swing GUIs, then NetBeans has a great GUI builder. Eclipse unfortunately does not come with a GUI builder, but you can get the free Google WindowBuilder Pro as a plug-in which works also very well.
Java Studio Creator is a project that died years ago. It's not useful anymore.