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    Hello, I am new to java and wondering what IDE should I learn with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by medavidcook View Post
    Hello, I am new to java and wondering what IDE should I learn with?

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    It is a matter of personal preference. There are quite a few free ones out there. The most popular is probably Eclipse. Try them different ones and see how they work (but stay away from GUI design features - at least until you understand what they are doing).

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    For learning, nothing beats the old Notepad (or Notepad++ if you will). Compile and run your stuff on the commandline. This forces you to understand classpaths and the whole compile process. After a day, you'll know what it's all about, and only then fire up the good old IDE.
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