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    I am in an AP Computer Science Class and I need a little help. I got the signature edition of windows 7 last night and i need some help getting an editor besides notepad to edit in, its Windows 7 Ultimate x64, which i went to from Vista. I had very little luck finding something I liked in Vista x64. I would like to use something like what we use in the class which is a combination of "dr Java", "jGrasp", and "jEditPad" so far dr Java is my favorite out of the group but I am very open minded. I did search for dr Java but I did not come across a legitimate home page for it. I've also heard that the latest version is very buggy so if anyone has a stable version or less buggy version, that would be much appreciated. I don't need a very complicated program like Visual Studio (which I already have for C#, and C++) as all that we are doing so far is simple things like basic applets, for loops, do loops, and while loops. Thank you for any help!

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    So, you're looking for a Java IDE?? Or a text editor??

    If a Java IDE is what you want, try either Eclipse or Netbeans. If a text editor is what you seek, there are tons, pick your favorite. If you want a free, portable text editor, check out The Portable Freeware Collection - Text - Editors.
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    Hi,

    Someone has rightly asked if you are looking for a Java IDE or just a text editor.

    so far dr Java is my favorite out of the group but I am very open minded. I did search for dr Java but I did not come across a legitimate home page for it.
    Check the link below for your favorite.
    DrJava

    The quote below is from the site stated above.
    DrJava is a lightweight development environment for writing Java programs. It is designed primarily for students, providing an intuitive interface and the ability to interactively evaluate Java code.
    Based on the quote above for your favorite dr Java, and the fact that you mentioned your situation as a student, it seems you need a Java IDE program. Good that you are open-minded. Someone has suggested Eclipse which is a great program to use.

    You may want to download and use BlueJ as well. It is free for students and teachers of Java, what it does is similar to what is said about dr Java above.
    You can download it from this link. BlueJ - Teaching Java - Learning Java


    I hope this helps.

    Menre

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    Thank you both, and yes it was Java IDE that I needed, I think I'm going to try Eclipse for a while as I've heard some other good things about it before here. I'm also VERY thankful for that link to DrJava I'm not too sure how I missed that as it was the third result in google haha. Thanks a bunch!

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