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Offline CaffeineOverdose

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« Posted 2005-04-04 16:57:36 »

I am getting pretty sick of using notepad to write programs in Java. As I am learning more and more about the Java language my programs are getting larger and larger and as a result it is much more tedious to make and organized in Notepad.

I want something that has shortcuts to avoid typing the same this over and over again or using copy and paste, and that helps me organize my programs. I am not getting into extremly advanced programing, so I don't really need something with tons of extra features, I would prefer something extremely simply. I would also really like it to be free.

I tried to get Eclipse, but I had problems opening and running it. I don't think it works with Windows ME  Embarrassed(I am a glutton for punishment and frustration  Shocked, which is why I have it. Actually I am just to lazy and cheap to upgrade to XP  Cool).

Yes... I have been using goggle and I have been searching through old threads, but I cannot find what I am looking for.

Please helps newbie out!  Wink
Offline kevglass

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2005-04-04 17:01:20 »

NetBeans -
JCreator -
JEdit -
Borland JBuilder -


Offline CaffeineOverdose

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Java games rock!

« Reply #2 - Posted 2005-04-04 18:57:00 »

I downloaded JEdit and it's great. Thanks for listing all those links. I clicked on each one and read about them looking at their feature. I chose JEdit because:

1. It was the simplest.
2. It's written in Java and its good for Java developers to support each other.

Anyway thanks so much for that link, I am really happy with it. I am trying to figure out how to deleted Notepad from Microsoft because I never want to see it again (just kidding, it can stay there).

I had a question about how to change something (their help program didn't help me with it) so I asked if anyone here knew. After about 10 minutes of trial and error I finally figured it out, so ignore this paragraph.
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Offline bauerr

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Java!!!!!!!!!!! !!!

« Reply #3 - Posted 2005-04-05 03:49:02 »

I missed an entry  Wink :

Eclipse - [
Offline oNyx

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2005-04-05 07:54:42 »

>I tried to get Eclipse, but I had problems opening and
>running it. I don't think it works with Windows ME

It does work fine with win9x (that includes ME).

However, win me is about the worst operating system you can use. It's really really buggy. Even win98se is better.

Two lightweight thingies I like are textpad and gel.

[This thread should be also over at the tools forum]

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Offline Mark_J

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Java games rock!

« Reply #5 - Posted 2005-04-06 18:42:17 »

definately recommend Gel, its totally free and a nice simple IDE, dosnt seem overloaded like some can!

total noob, so forgive my complete and utter dumb questions!
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