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    Default BRAND new to Java (editor question)

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    I'm a 28 year old, with a family and a job already, back in college.....i just finished a Visual Basic course, but that is the full extent of my knowledge in programming. I have a Java class starting next week, based off the deitel books "simply java" and Java HtP.

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    from what i have read so far, the editor people use is a personal preference, i see eclipse and netbeans appear to be the most prominent ones. my instructor put in a quick blurb about him liking crimsoneditor (which is no where in your poll) just wondering if anyone has used it, and has thoughts on it? I'm a complete beginner, and im just looking for the editor that will help me do/learn things the quickest, as this is a whole course crammed into 8 weeks. Thanks in advance guys!

    Hayden

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    Quote Originally Posted by hayden06f4i View Post
    BACKGROUND:
    I'm a 28 year old, with a family and a job already, back in college.....i just finished a Visual Basic course, but that is the full extent of my knowledge in programming. I have a Java class starting next week, based off the deitel books "simply java" and Java HtP.
    Hello, and again welcome to Java and our forums!

    QUESTION:
    from what i have read so far, the editor people use is a personal preference, i see eclipse and netbeans appear to be the most prominent ones. my instructor put in a quick blurb about him liking crimsoneditor (which is no where in your poll) just wondering if anyone has used it, and has thoughts on it? I'm a complete beginner, and im just looking for the editor that will help me do/learn things the quickest, as this is a whole course crammed into 8 weeks.
    These animals are quite different beasts. Crimson Editor is a text editor that can make it easy to enter and edit Java (and other) programs while Eclipse, Visual Studio and NetBeans are integrated development environments or IDE's, that do much more than allow you to edit. They compile, allow you to link in other modules, and some allow "visual" programming where GUI modules are dragged and dropped into a GUI builder creating the gui code as the user does this.

    My advice: for now, stick with the simpler editor such as Crimson Editor or NotePad++ and concentrate on learning Java and not both Java and a humongous IDE as well. Once you're familiar with Java, then give one or two IDE's a whirl.

    Luck!

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    Thank you for the welcome, and for the quick reply.

    I hope to be active here, and eventually help others after learning the art myself!

    appears to be a pretty active forum from what i can tell!

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