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Looking For A Java IDE
Posted 18 January 2006 - 06:51 AM
I'm starting to work more on java this spring (university stuff) and I think I need a proper IDE. So far my java programming has been in little scale so editor and command line compiling has worked just fine.
So I'm looking for a good, free IDE. It does not need to have fancy features, just what you'd expect from an IDE.
My previous experience on IDEs limits pretty much to MS Visual Studio. I've also tried out Borland's builders but I've hated them, granted they all were quite old versions.
So what IDEs you use and what you'd recommend. And links please.
Thanks in advance.
Posted 19 January 2006 - 12:49 PM
I ahve been looking for the perfect Java IDE as unlike Visual Studio there are many optins..
First you have Borland's Jbuilder. Its quite decent and if you are used to Borland Technologies . then you might give it a try. But its not free and its not open source. But its used alot in Enterprise.
Then there is Eclipse SDK from IBM, its more of an all purpose tool. Its cross pltform and its based on IBMs SWT instead of usiong swing as its GUI kit. Its totally open source , but you may need to fine tune it for your needs.
Then my personal faverioute Netbeans. Its open source and its full of features. Netbeans used to be Sun's product but now they have seprate foundation (like mozilla is to Netscape..i think)
Another good commercial grade IDE Is Sun Java Studio Enterprise. Its based on Netbeans and its souped up with properiety stuff. It used to be 2000$ retail value but after MS released Visual Studio 2005 ...they have released a free version too. It has more goodies than plain Netbeans..but netbeans should be ok for any small university project
finally there is my advisor(who happens to be a java champ)'s fav IDE. Emacs with jds support. But i ahve been luring him towards netbeans for some time now.
you may wana check out netbeans first
Posted 21 January 2006 - 08:21 AM
But finally the choice is an individuals as different people tend to like different features...
Posted 23 January 2006 - 01:04 AM
But all you really need is notepad and a compiler.
There are many more out there, just do a search on goolge for java ide.
Posted 27 January 2006 - 12:12 AM
1. Borland JBuilder Foundations (Free) - I thought it was better than all the rest because it could do everything, design, code, compiler the works, very dependable uses JDK 1.4, works well with plugins like JMF and stuff very easily
3. NetBeans (Free) -didn't like the module loading time, either than that very solid IDE
4. Dr Java (Free) - Hated it like a whole bunch, constant problem finding classpaths Ack!
I think you should use Borland JBuilder... although I do recommend buying it off there site to get Enterprise Edition... I bought it and it was worth the money
Enjoy I hope I was some help!
Posted 12 February 2006 - 07:44 PM
Posted 13 February 2006 - 05:45 AM
I agree with the gentleman who said "all you need is notepad/compiler," as well. But, I think IDEs are more similar than they are different. It has a lot to do with what your comfortable with.
For instance, I used to do C++ with Borland's IDE. It was lot more "manual" and involved than say, MS Visual C++ IDE But I thought Borland was much more comfortable comfortable environment.
Well, for what is worth, that has been my experience with IDEs in general. Hope you'll find something that suits your needs. peace.
Posted 08 May 2006 - 09:13 PM
It is a powerful, easy to use IDE for new programmers.
It makes designing and maintaining projects easy to understand.
A portable IDE that i use is GEL, that I keep on my flash drive.
I don't know the website so just google "Gel"
Posted 19 July 2006 - 01:02 PM
After I've asked I've been using Netbeans. For a few months I've been doing solely C programming but before that I intensily did couple of months of Java coding. For my uses Netbeans has got everything and more importantly the lack of a pricetag made it my choice.
I'll have to see if I do more Java in future: if so Eclipse migth be worth trying.
Posted 20 August 2006 - 04:49 PM
Furthermore, NetBeans has migration options from Eclipse and JBuilder (one that my school uses).
Posted 03 October 2006 - 08:29 PM
I am a java and jsp programmer. I tried most of the editors especially for the web programming (Eclipse, JCreater, Netbeans,Borland Jbuilder, ....). But when you are using servlets for web programming it is not different then normal java programming. And you will use robust java code to create web pages. So i think
my experiments about trying to find a good editor for web programming can be as useful as for java programming.
Eclipse * * * *: The best free editor for java. You can feel like you are using a professional software. And could do most of the things easily. But learning it is a bit diffucult and have some weird problems.
Borland JBuilder * *: I dont understand why people are using it. Delphi was their best programming editor. And i tried to use JBuilder for java because the success of Delphi. But after a few minutes i decided to not use it again (3 years ago).
Oracle JDeveoper * * * *: I think it is better than Eclipse. But it's last stable version doesn't support latest technologies.It's beta version has a lof of bugs, and you can't use it for a long time comfortable.
Intellij IDEA * * * * *: My favorite IDEA ("develop with pleasure"). When i am using it to write java code i feel like i am using an intelligent editor. It makes most of the thing to use and write easier. Setting panels is very professional and beaituful. Sometimes if i dont write some code with this editor i miss it. It's interface is very wonderful for me because i dont familiar to see nice graphics in java programs or editors.
When you are writing code it is very diffucult to write false code. Because it has lots of sweet warnings and
guides to write the best code.
If you just wanna write some simple code and dont want to use advanced features of editors then i will suggest to use JCreator. Maybe there are better editors then JCreator for small programs. But i haven't
searched editors for small programs.
And an advice for new programmers: Don't use editors auto-complete feature until you become familiar with java language. Because if you have a weak memory like me , you will forget most of the codes if you use auto-complete.
Posted 16 October 2006 - 02:24 AM
So JCreator suits my needs, and I recommend JCreator as an IDE to anyone who is starting out in learning Java.
JCreator makes small programs extremely simple to code, compile, and execute.
Posted 10 November 2006 - 10:30 PM
I have been using Eclipse recently at home, but the installation is way too big to take with me. I have been working off a usb-drive, and BlueJ is only about 4.5 mb installed, so if you need to take your work with you and you don't want to install an IDE, this is the way to go. Eclipse is better in some respects because it has code completion and a bunch of other cool tools, but if you want a simple IDE, go with BlueJ.
Posted 10 January 2007 - 03:39 AM
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