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Thread: Benefits of Eclipse?

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    Default Benefits of Eclipse?

    I am a newbie programmer and I heard from my friend that eclipse was the most helpful. Currently, I am using Jcreator LE version, but what are some of the better benefits of Eclispe(what does it have to offer that Jcreator doesn't)?

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    It's been forever since I've last used JCreator...

    I remember the biggest pitfall of the LE version of JCreator was the lack of a debugger. Eclipse also has great auto-complete and code generation functions, and the latest major release of Eclipse (Indigo) has a built-in GUI designer for AWT/Swing and SWT GUI design (it's one of my favorite GUI designers I've worked with).

    It's also completely free and open source, so feel free to try it out and see if you like it. Another good IDE (also completely free and open source) many people use is Netbeans. Personally I'm an Eclipse user, but the two have essentially the same functionality, it's just a matter of look and feel.

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    The ability of an IDE to know a language’s keywords and function names is crucial. The IDE may use this knowledge to do such things as highlight typographic errors, suggest a list of available functions based on the appropriate situation, or offer a function’s definition from the official documentation.[COLOR="Silver"]
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    Please don't resurrect ancient posts.

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