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    Hi all
    I am new to java and learned it using netbeans. Now I have started using it for big java db apps as well,but I have seen many of them using notepad to type and program java. So, my question is ,is it good to use netbeans for project building or I have to switch to notepad or notepad++ and type my code and run.I am not sure what to do.So please help me.

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    Default Re: Is Using Netbeans to Build Java Apps Good?

    I don't know, do you want to make your life far more difficult than it needs to be? If so go for it.

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    I haven't ever been on a project that involved using notepad (++) as anything other than a quick way of looking at a file. It's been IDEs for 15 years.
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    Please tell me what should I do

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    Join the army?
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    Default Re: Is Using Netbeans to Build Java Apps Good?

    Quote Originally Posted by sagarvk View Post
    Please tell me what should I do
    If you're happy with Netbeans use it. If you're not, use something else. Switching from an IDE to Notepad just because "they" use it, is usually a bad idea.

    Do you have an iPhone? Is that choice based on "they all use it"?

    Edit: if the community should tell you what you should do when you choose your editor, I am seriously holding my breath for what is to come. Show some balls and use whatever you're comfortable with. (Unless the project you are on requires a specific editor. I have seen it happen.)
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    Default Re: Is Using Netbeans to Build Java Apps Good?

    First, check out this thread --> Need help to set up Java

    Once you decide whether to use an IDE or Notepad, you can download different IDE's and try them. That is what I did. Even after years of using a particular one, I downloaded some others to see how they worked. This is not a life or death situation so just take it slow and make an informed decision. And there are other non-IDE solutions besides notepad. I have been a vim user (including the original vi) for 30 years and it is rich with features. But except for customizable syntax highlighting it is still a dumb text editor.

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    Default Re: Is Using Netbeans to Build Java Apps Good?

    everyone at my academy uses notepad to practice java & compiles it with the help of dos, why they do it while I'm the only one person who uses netbeans?
    I use it because I love it don't want to make my life complicated. Faster then them I can debug/troubleshoot issues & compile & run my programs with one click.

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    Default Re: Is Using Netbeans to Build Java Apps Good?

    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceT View Post
    everyone at my academy uses notepad to practice java & compiles it with the help of dos, why they do it while I'm the only one person who uses netbeans?
    I use it because I love it don't want to make my life complicated. Faster then them I can debug/troubleshoot issues & compile & run my programs with one click.
    That's what the IDE is made for. But do you REALLY understand concepts like classpaths, libraries, packaging jars? You could argue that "we don't NEED to know that anymore", but in my humble opinion, coding in Java is more than being capable of installing Netbeans/Eclipse/IntellIJ IDEA and following the "Wizard New Project".
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    Default Re: Is Using Netbeans to Build Java Apps Good?

    You can do that, follow a wizard. But what you can't prevent is that eventually you run into problems and then be really stuck because you don't know what to do to resolve it. You're 100% depending on tooling to do the work for you. Java is not high level enough that you can permit yourself to do that.
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    Default Re: Is Using Netbeans to Build Java Apps Good?

    Quote Originally Posted by SurfMan View Post
    That's what the IDE is made for. But do you REALLY understand concepts like classpaths, libraries, packaging jars? You could argue that "we don't NEED to know that anymore", but in my humble opinion, coding in Java is more than being capable of installing Netbeans/Eclipse/IntellIJ IDEA and following the "Wizard New Project".
    I'll practice each & everything that we'll be taught via commands, it's our first month since now we've only learnt javac javafilename.java to compile & java Classname to execute our programs when it comes to commands only.

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