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I have recently started a Java course Online, I use the BlueJ IDE but i don't feel 100% comfortable with it.
I wanted to know your opinions on a good beginners IDE from anyone involved in any form of java development. I Search on the Internet and and others and they have recommended a few others, but if those are anything like BlueJ i'll be inclined to say no thanks. I have heard good things about ItelliJ and NetBeans but everyones input will be much appreciated!
 
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Both IntelliJ and NetBeans are very popular here, as is the Eclipse IDE. Eclipse may be somewhat less friendly than the first two, but it has a lot of power (and it's what I generally prefer).
 
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Eclipse is my choice also but I consider it to be "expert friendly". It has a steep learning curve. If you are just starting out I might suggest skipping a full-blown IDE for the time being and trying NOTEPAD++ which is an enhanced version of NOTEPAD that can do things like syntax highlighting. I haven't used it myself but a lot of beginners start with that.
 
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Agree about Notepad++ which is an excellent tool on Windows®, but I think it is unrelated to MS NotePad. There is another tool called Notepad2, which is related to Notepad++.
 
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VS Code is nice was well - available for Linux, macOS and Windows.  You can use it just as an editor, or install extensions to make it a full IDE.
 
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