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Recommendation for a good Java editor?

Phillip Ankerson
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Joined: Aug 10, 2011
Posts: 27

I have a couple of decent text editors, wondering what the gurus use to code java (not in an IDE). Suggestions??
Walter Gabrielsen Iii
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Joined: Apr 09, 2011
Posts: 158
I like Notepad++ because it has a built in language highlight feature, and as importantly, a Macro recording/playback/save feature (lets you save your key typing for later use.).

Really any text editor would do, but a macro feature and a syntax highlighter are really useful features in a code editor.
Wouter Oet
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Joined: Oct 25, 2008
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I also really like Notepad++. It's lightweight, fast and does everything you need from a text-editor.


"Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand." --- Martin Fowler
Please correct my English.
Campbell Ritchie
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Joined: Oct 13, 2005
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Notepad++? Notepad2 and jEdit are also good.

Of course, I go one better, not usually using Windows®, so I get gedit and Kate just for the asking
Stephan van Hulst
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Joined: Sep 20, 2010
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I tried Notepad++, but after using UEStudio it just seems... lacking.

I never thought I'd spend money on something like a 'simple' text editor, but I absolutely love UEStudio.
Campbell Ritchie
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UltraEdit is the editor associated with UEStudio, which Stephan uses.
Stephan van Hulst
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Errr... yes, thanks Campbell ^^';
fred rosenberger
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I use ConTEXT.


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MrKamal Joshi
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Joined: Jul 31, 2011
Posts: 24

Personally i use Textpad<www.textpad.com/download/>.It provides facility to write,compile and run the code.

Angus Comber
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Joined: Jul 16, 2011
Posts: 90
Emacs - but be prepared for a steep learning curve.
Unnar Björnsson
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Joined: Apr 30, 2005
Posts: 164
I've always liked Textpad, it comes with lots of language highlighters and java compiler and application launcher shortcuts, compile with (ctrl+1) and run with (ctrl+2)
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
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