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elvin badian

Joined: Jul 27, 2012
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how can i start in java(JCreator) program?
i don't know the how to start and what i write in in java.
can you help me out where i start?
Alex Armenteros
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Joined: May 05, 2010
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First of all, be a bit more specific on the Thread Topic these kind of topics are usually ignored by lots of people.

Second I don't know exactly how the JCreatOr (not JCreature , I googled and did not found it) IDE works, but it's similar to the eclipse IDE at first view.

In the IDE you should start creating a project, and search the option to create a class with a main method, you can start there. If the option don't exist create one class with a method called

public static void main(String[] arg)

and you are good to go.
elvin badian

Joined: Jul 27, 2012
Posts: 3
is it i must study in in IDE?
Darryl Burke

Joined: May 03, 2008
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Since your question is specifically related to using an IDE, I'm moving it to a more appropriate section.

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elvin badian

Joined: Jul 27, 2012
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what is the using of IDE?
Campbell Ritchie

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I used to use JCreator rather like a glorified text editor. It only worked on Window® when I used it.
Tim Holloway
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An IDE is a program system that assists in the design, creation, debugging, and maintenance of software. It typically consists of intelligent editors, a debugger, and often has the ability to extend to a large set of add-on functions via a plug-in system.

The problem with using an IDE to learn to program is that:

1. You have doubled your work. You need to learn the programming language AND you need to learn how to use the IDE.
2. IDEs do stuff and you don't know why they do them or what it means.
3. When IDEs generate code, it is often not very clean or intelligent compared to what a person would create. People are more flexible and intelligent. It also used to be that IDEs would accomplish their tasks by pulling in vendor-proprietary libraries that made you dependent on that vendor and not as capable of doing more general work.

For this reason, we tend to advise people who are just starting out that the best beginning "IDE" is Windows Notepad.

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Bill Gorder

Joined: Mar 07, 2010
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Tim Holloway wrote:
For this reason, we tend to advise people who are just starting out that the best beginning "IDE" is Windows Notepad.

I would say Notepad++ you then get the advantage of syntax formatting, tabs etc.

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J. Kevin Robbins
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Tim Holloway wrote:For this reason, we tend to advise people who are just starting out that the best beginning "IDE" is Windows Notepad.

I concur. Starting out with an IDE when you don't yet know the language is a Very Bad Idea.

I recommend Notepad++. It has a tabbed interface, syntax highlighting, and collapsible bracket matching. But since it's still a "dumb" editor, it forces the new student to learn the command line compiler and understand classpath, two things that IDE's isolate from the user resulting in lots of questions about Class Not Found errors.

Another good one is EditPad.

For a flashback, when I first learned x86 assembler, the only editor available was edlin. And we liked it. Those were the days.

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Nitish Bangera
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When i started out with JCreator, it wasn't an IDE. It was more like TextPad. We had options to compile and run in the JCreator itself. If you are just starting out with java programming then never use an IDE.

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