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    Question Beginner-Moderate IDE

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    Would you guys recommend NetBeans as a suitable IDE for a beginner-moderate Java developer ? I am trying to decide between this and JCreater.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    Ciao

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    Until you have a solid foundation in Java I always suggest making good use of a basic text editor. Linux users would benefit from gedit, emacs, or vi; Windows users would benefit from notepad or wordpad. Once you feel comfortable with the broad base of Java, then an IDE is recommended to cut down on production times. I began using Netbeans because I run Linux and found it be better than other IDE's I'd tried. When I'm in Windows it's toss up for me between Netbeans and Visual Studio. I haven't used JCreator, but I recommend Netbeans.
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    Have a look at this as well .. BlueJ - Teaching Java - Learning Java .. Recommended by James Gosling .. :)
    dont worry newbie, we got you covered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roots View Post
    Have a look at this as well .. BlueJ - Teaching Java - Learning Java .. Recommended by James Gosling .. :)

    thanks dude :-)

    i'm busy reading "Thinking in Java" (3rd Edition) by Bruce Eckel

    trying to make sure i have a good understanding of the java fundamentals, and not just grasp of code syntax

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    My opinion is, depend on your reading book, go for NetBeans. It may most suitable for beginners with your referring book.

    But my dear, I love IntelliJ IDEA. What an IDE for Java. I really like it. Few times I have used NetBeans as well, and not bad also, for me :)

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