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  1. Braveheart

    Braveheart New Member

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    whats the best java IDE for a beginner java programmer?
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    Netbeans probably, bluej is confusing if you don't have the textbook.
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    Braveheart New Member

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    does it work similar to Visual Studio?
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    I used Eclipse. It was very similar to Visual Studio .NET. Not as finished as Visual Studio .NET but most of the features that matter to me (like auto complete) behaved the same way.
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    im liking netbeans...
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    I started out with BlueJ (it's what we were using in class at the time) now I use Eclipse and like it much much better. In retrospect, BlueJ was 'okay' at best for beginning Java.
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    Good luck.
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    JGrasp is by far the best in my opinion. As a beginner, you must find a user friendly IDE. If you don't, you will lose motivation.
    Conclusion: Netbeans or JGrasp. Ideally JGrasp.
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    Try jGrasp...
    My skool uses it
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    What?! Mine too. I am in an IEB school.
    Sorry off topic but you are from Durban so...
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    Eclipse was a little awkward for me when I started using it.

    Netbeans is close to how visual studio looks and feels..
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    ok thanks guys...does anyone know what the College standard is for Java?
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    College standard? I guess you mean what they use on Higher education courses.
    My Uni prefers that we just use notepad and the java compiler. But they made us start with bluej since it's quick and easy to inspect individual classes with.
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    There is no standard IDE for college. My college encouraged me to find the one I like the best. As long as you get the source files to the instructor, they really don't care.
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    really? ok..i thought maybe colleges had one they all use or something.
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    Eclipse is great. I exclusively use it for my java and j2ee programming, ever since the 1st university course I took about the language.
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    ok well im liking netbeans and eclipse...but i don't think im going to do much with Java until i start a class...C# is enough to keep me busy until than.
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    Netbeans is the IDE that I always use...
    Well, I usually use the terminal and javac. Did you know java has an equivalent of C's make? It's called Ant.

    BlueJ is actually developed at my University so it's everywhere - I've had some lectures with both David Barnes and Michael Kolling (authors of the book), they're both dudes :toast:. I don't like how it hides the main method away from the user and implies to new people that your programs are bound to this small bench in this other program.

    You'll find that as you get better at writing code you won't need the debugger, then most IDE's become really heavyweight and you'll start to fallback to basic text editors and the terminal. :rockout:
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    You should see my perl output :D
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    we all know perl programmers are supremist nazi's. Because Perl is the master language.

    but thats off topic. This is about Java.
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    Famous last words ?
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    :rockout: Java rocks.... :eek:

    I'm going to try out the netbeans.
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    The only thing Java has on C# is that it is cross-platform.
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    I agree that Netbeans is the best...
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    correct.

    which is also its weakness because C# doesnt require a JRE (runtime enviroment) to be installed.

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