Faithful to JGrasp.
Faithful to JGrasp.
Eclipse mainly because it's what our professor suggested, but since I haven't tried anything else I can't really compare, although I have to admit, being a complete beginner, I was able to figure things out without even looking at the book at times because it is quite user friendly.
I use BlueJ just for its simplicity.I feel its the best for people learning Java for the first time time.But for development purposes its not a very interactive one.But now I use Netbeans nowadays side by side.
Eclipse. My first IDE was Netbeans, but the appearance did not appeal much to me.
Other than that I use Notepad++ to read code.
As a Starter it is efficient to use a Notepad in windows or gedit text editor in linux.When the user tends to write the code in these editors,it helps in getting hold of syntax i.e syntax is memorized as well as the user can clear out errors without using any debugging tool.And later on ,as soon as the basics are cleared,programmer can move on to IDE(netbeans or eclipse).
This is different to every individual person.
I've always used Eclipse in the past, but at my new job everyone uses IntelliJ.
I do not like the interface of Netbeans 7.1. ( EDIT UPDATE : I am going to try 7.2.1 right now. There is a video that shows how much more intuitive it is now. )
Eclipse ( Juno Version ) is great. The only drawback I have with it, is the problems when exporting.
I use Eclipse and I love it! Though I remember I started with the Dr Java plugin for Eclipse simply because back then I was a newbie and Dr Java made my life much easier. I no longer use it.
I used to use just notepad and use the command prompt to compile code, but I've found eclipse is way more convenient even though it seems to take forever to start up.
So Cap, Eclipse is the most used one.Nice to know other IDE's.Currently i am working on Myeclipse.
I Used netbeans on my linux machine. But have fallen in love with Eclipse, though the MENU's and OPTIONS can be a little misplaced sometimes IMO.
NetBeans. I've tried Eclipse recently, and liked the code templates feature. But NetBeans is more usual for me, more friendly, more convenient.
I use TextEdit.
I used to always program with JGrasp but my professor told us to use Eclipse which I believe is much easier to operate and is more user friendly.
Well in general I use Eclipse for Android coding but when I started it I kinda just skipped around and learned what I needed to get my work done. So here I am about 8 - 10 months later sitting down and re-learning Java from the ground up. I guess I got used to eclipse since it works for what I am doing and until I can pick around with it and do my own add-on's and so on I am content with the way it is. I will not however say its the best because being of sound mind (body is another story) I have not checked out all of the others so I cant make that call. :)