hello everyone, i am new to this site,i have just started learning java and require you guys help.could anybody suggest where i can download visual cafe free of cost.is there any IDE that is better than visual cafe.please help me out on this.
If you find a site that is letting you download Visual Cafe free of cost, that site is violating federal laws and should be shut down. Borland's base version of JBuilder is free. And I beleive that there is a free version of IBM's Visual Age.
Hi, I'm learning Java this semester and have tried a number of Freeware IDE and other Java programming related tools. For most of my need I have found that ConTEXT (editor w/syntax highlighting) and JDK Commander (that wrapping the JDK in a graphical user interface)does a great job. The IDEs that I have tried and found that I use are JCreator, BlueJ, and RealJ. So far I have found all to be stable, except RealJ. BlueJ is written in java, all the others are Window programs. RealJ gives an "illegal operation error" often when you close it or a window with the close button. BlueJ is a visual IDE written for teaching object-oriented programming. JCreator and RealJ are your basic IDEs. Other that I have tried are, �Jasupremo', �Jipe' these are java apps that look good, �Decaf Java Editor' is still a bit green. I tried FORTE for Java - community edition but it is too slow on my computer. My recommendations are JDK Commander and a text editor like ConTEXT for basic tools then try JCreator for an IDE, also have a look at BlueJ. Dean resources: ConTEXT -- http://www.fixedsys.com/context JDKCommander -- http://www.geocities.com/jdkcommander/ JCreator -- http://www.jcreator.com BlueJ -- http://www.bluej.org/ RealJ -- http://www.realj.com
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Hi Balaji, It is usually not recommended to use an IDE when you start learning Java. You'll be learning the IDE... But if you just want to use the IDE to edit java source code files, then go ahead, use an IDE. And Forte is a good one, for free. In my own opinion, by coding yourself you'll probably do quite a few errors and learn from them. Something you would not get as much with an IDE. Also the IDE may do some coding for you and you may not really learn from it... It's been posted several times to avoid using an IDE, so that you can learn the language... Best of lucks in learning Java. It's really an excellent oop language. ------------------ Hope this helps. Have a good day. [This message has been edited by Serge Plourde (edited November 01, 2000).]
Just my $.02. I've recently downloaded the free version of Metamata's IDE (www.metamata.com). It is by far not as powerful as JBuilder or Forte, but it might suffice for many users. It is pretty lightweight (runs slow, but acceptably on my 133MHz/64MB Linux box) and has good debugging support (which is hard to find among lightweight IDEs). Greg