hi everybody !
in the arabic world, the most used is JCreator
in the arabic world :o
I started out on my education with using BlueJ and as they say on their website:
Then I moved on to Eclipse - which is, at my experience - a very nice tool.Quote:
Originally Posted by http://www.bluej.org/about/what.html
I'm familiar with Netbeans as well - but since I like nurturing GUI-functions (and writing it so it's easier to read) I'm still sticking with Eclipse so far.
I'm sure Eclipse isn't the only one that has it but I'm so glad that I can just press Ctrl+Space to get suggestions, mouseover methods for JavaDoc explanations and so forth.
My favourite editor of all time though, is Microsoft Visual Studio - unfortunately it doesn't support non-Microsoft languages like Java.
The immediate window is my absolute favourite feature in that program. It lets you call methods and check variables etc. while fixed on a line in debugging.
Anyway, I'll stop here before this post turns into a commercial.
I have tried using Netbean but it adds stuff to my coding and puts it into a package (I am teaching myself Java from the Oracle tutorials and have not got to packages yet). So, when I get confident enough in Java programming I may convert to Netbean. Until then I will carry on using Notepad.
Actually you can find lots of comments on each IDE here in this thread. But you have to read the whole list, which is quite difficult at the moment. But I believe it's worth to read the complete thread.
My advice is to build the UI don't use IDE designer. As much as possible code them by yourself. Then you can have a better understanding about all layouts and how to control them and so on.
I use NetBeans because it was free (and was featured on Sun's site) and JCreator LE kept forgetting the home path I set for it. Also I won't stop using NetBeans now because of the superb GUI builder, but I do kinda need to do more of the coding myself because I've been depending on it too much. But then again my Computer Science Class won't teach me that until I take the AP course next year.
Wow, another NetBeans lover. :D
Don't stick with an IDE too much. Learn to code stuff your self, specially with UI. Yes, UI builders make your life easy. But it's ruined your skills too.
Is this thread closed or dead (last post 2008)? I'm using Eclipse. I'm very content about it. I started in Kawa (doesn't exist anymore), and worked in Visual Age for Java (IBM, nice beanbuilder, seems to be dead too).
Correction. My googling was too shallow. Visual Age was at least still life and kicking in 2009. But Eclipse is free. I loved the VA-BeanBuilder, Eclipse seems to have something like that as a plugin, but I never tried it.
Other correction. Last post was recent. I just discovered the pagebuttons. New member, you know, deeply ashamed.
I generally use Notepad and Netbeans
Notepad++ for me.
I've tried Caditor few days back. Easy searching and the FTP functionality make sense to me.
It's an open source product. You can download it form here