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which IDE Netbeans or Eclipse or another? and database and serial port Please help

mick lynch
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Joined: Aug 17, 2008
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Hello is there one IDE better than another for GUI ?

I need to learn a computer language to create a database and update via serial port.

Is there a database I can create with graphical tools ? Is there a serial port control in the GUI tools ?

Sorry for such basic question.
sandeep lokhande
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Joined: Jan 25, 2010
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I found that Netbeans IDE For GUI in swing application is good.
The directly the events can me manupulated through GUI etc.

The Database is now depends upon what is your requirement is,
Go ahead with some tutorials for Database and IDE,
Find a cheap or free DB,

That will make a good start .......!

Beat Luck.


Thanks and Regards,
Sandeep Lokhande.
mick lynch
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Joined: Aug 17, 2008
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hi and thanks. could you point me toward good tutorials ?

I have already downloaded eclipse, is that going to be any good for the gui building ?
I havent really looked into it other than doing some beginner ''classes, getters and setters''.
Luigi Plinge
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NetBeans is said to be better than Eclipse for GUI building, although you'll really need to learn to program Swing for anything "custom".

Here are some links for the serial port: links
Paul Beckett
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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.
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Luigi Plinge
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If you're just starting out and not too worried about speed, you might find it easier to learn Python than Java.
mick lynch
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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.
bill steve
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Joined: Feb 22, 2011
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i'm pretty much a beginner too.

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.

good luck.

steve
mick lynch
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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.?
Death Arte
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Joined: Feb 17, 2011
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Good day!

Try to search and download this one bro.

Java Studio Creator 2


you can view the details about JSC2 here.

but when i click the link for download it said that "Content Removed"

if you are interested to get a copy just pm me and give me your email, so i can send you the file..
Jesper de Jong
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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.

NetBeans and IDEA have great support for Maven projects; Eclipse needs an additional plug-in for Maven support. IDEA is very good for Scala development. NetBeans comes with very good out-of-the-box support for Java EE projects (in my opinion better than Eclipse). In my experience, NetBeans is better for working with non-Java languages than Eclipse, such as JavaScript.

Java Studio Creator is a project that died years ago. It's not useful anymore.


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Death Arte
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Jesper de Jong wrote: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.


Wow! I didn't know this.. Thank you for sharing this..

Jesper de Jong wrote:Java Studio Creator is a project that died years ago. It's not useful anymore.


Yes its true...

@mick lynch

Sorry but the JSC2 is too large to send.. I tried many different online file storage but most of them can handle 100MB only..
Jesper de Jong
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Myk Romo wrote:Sorry but the JSC2 is too large to send.. I tried many different online file storage but most of them can handle 100MB only..

Why do you still want to send it to Mick? Eclipse, NetBeans or IDEA are much newer and better.
Death Arte
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Jesper de Jong wrote:Why do you still want to send it to Mick? Eclipse, NetBeans or IDEA are much newer and better.


because he said that he wants to test it...
 
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