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View Poll Results: What is your favourite or most used Java IDE?

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  • Eclipse

    18 28.13%
  • Netbeans

    26 40.63%
  • JBuilder

    0 0%
  • JCreator

    9 14.06%
  • JDeveloper

    2 3.13%
  • Textpad

    3 4.69%
  • BlueJ

    1 1.56%
  • IntelliJ

    2 3.13%
  • Dr.Java

    0 0%
  • Javelin

    0 0%
  • jEdit

    1 1.56%
  • TJI

    0 0%
  • Other (Please specify)

    2 3.13%
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    Question What is your favourite Java IDE?

    Hello everyone.

    I'm interested to know what is your favourite Java IDE and why?

    I personally use Eclipse because in my line of work I code mostly console applications which do not need any kind of user GUI.
    I also love the XML editing functionality which I need on a daily basis.


    Here is a little bit of information on each IDE listed:

    Eclipse - A very good, feature rich IDE. Supports plugins for added functionality.

    Netbeans - Feature rich IDE with advanced GUI builder.

    JBuilder - Nice IDE by Borland with built in Swing UI builder.

    JCreator - A lightweight, fast IDE ideal for first time developers.

    JDeveloper - Java IDE built by Oracle. Built in Oracle DB intergration.

    Textpad - A step up from Notepad. Very lightweight with Syntax highlighting.

    BlueJ - A nice, easy to use IDE for beginners.

    IntelliJ -Intelligent Java IDE intensely focused on developer productivity that provides a robust combination of enhanced development tools.

    Dr.Java - Lightweight IDE designed for students and beginners.

    Javelin - Graphical IDE.

    jEdit - A cross platform programmer's text editor written in Java that is customizable with plugins.

    TJI - A lightweight IDE designed for teaching Java.
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    Default Re: What is your favourite Java IDE?

    Nice thread Flash.

    I too use Eclipse because I code mostly console applications but I also use Netbeans IDE for the easy creation of GUIs.
    You can't beat the ease of Netbeans for creating user interfaces.

    When I first started my SCJP we used JCreator which is a good lightweight IDE but doesn't have enough functionality for my liking.
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    Default Re: What is your favourite Java IDE?

    Yes man, I am happy with eclipse in most case. But some time I have play with netbean because
    It is easily to install plugins & itself is mostly complete to many case.
    In Eclipse U need to compatible with plugins & ur eclipse version.

    So why do I more prefer eclipse?

    I am happy to customize myself with each plugins in eclipse.

    For Beginner, I suggest Use JCreator or BlueJ.

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    NetBeans is my favourite IDE, easy to install plugins and excellent gui

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    Default Re: What is your favourite Java IDE?

    My favorite is NetBeans, for no reason other than the fact I've used it from day one.

    I'm comfortable with it, so I don't see why I should change. Although I don't tend to use the GUI Creator, I prefer to write my own when I have to.

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    Default Re: What is your favourite Java IDE?

    Quote Originally Posted by Freaky Chris View Post
    My favorite is NetBeans, for no reason other than the fact I've used it from day one.

    I'm comfortable with it, so I don't see why I should change. Although I don't tend to use the GUI Creator, I prefer to write my own when I have to.

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    Well, since Eclipse doesn't require intallation i've been able to get it running off my flash, I just need to ensure I can in college then i'll be set for messing around whilst at college

    So thats a thumbs up for Eclipse.

    Chris

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    Default Re: What is your favourite Java IDE?

    I prefer Eclipse, simply becuase it's my first Java IDE. I've tried NetBeans once in a computer lab, but I find Eclipse's interface much more intuitive.

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    NetBeans is my favourite java ide
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    Default Re: What is your favourite Java IDE?

    hi guys , im a beginner in JAVA.just wanna ask, which IDE would you prefer for me?
    im starting with console Applications.
    Eclipse? or Jcreator?
    and what version am i going to use?

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    Default Re: What is your favourite Java IDE?

    Hello vajj and welcome to the forums

    Jcreator is a Java IDE that most schools use to get you into Java because it is simple and lightweight.

    I personally started out using Eclipse. I have used Jcreator before but once you use Eclipse, you'll never want to go back.

    Please read through this Eclipse tutorial I wrote. It will show you how to dowload Eclipse and run your first Java application:

    http://www.javaprogrammingforums.com...plication.html
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    Default Re: What is your favourite Java IDE?

    so sir.. which one would you prefer for me? the easier one..?

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    Default Re: What is your favourite Java IDE?

    Hi all

    1. Which one would you suggest based on the following...
    a. In terms of Usability
    b. In terms of features
    2. What effect does oracle - sun deal have on Netbeans !!!
    3. Which is the most predominent / highly used IDE.
    4.What about netbeans 6.5 ?? Netbeans Vs. Eclipse !!!!


    Thanks in advance
    Bijju

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    Default Re: What is your favourite Java IDE?

    Jcreator is my favorite IDE,Netbeans also is a very good IDE!!!!

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    Default Re: What is your favourite Java IDE?

    My Favourite IDE is Netbeans
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    Default Re: What is your favourite Java IDE?

    NetBeans

    easy to install
    easy to use
    cute icon


    no need to locate the jdk directory

    easy steps:
    1.)downlad the latest bundle
    2.)refresh your desktop
    3.)double click the installer
    4.)click finish
    5.)everything is ok
    6.)code your program

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    Eclipse all the way

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    Default Re: What is your favourite Java IDE?

    i'd say go straight for eclipse. It's got loads of features JCreater doesn't have, yet it's way easy to use and you don't need to use any of those advance features to write good console applications. Any version will do, but I like using the latest they have.

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    Default Re: What is your favourite Java IDE?

    i have a question about JCreator.. is it free or not? it's trial 30-days version.. but you can buy only pro version.. so is the normaln version free or after 30 days you cannot use it anymore?

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    Default Re: What is your favourite Java IDE?

    I use Eclipse but I don't make console applications. I find it as a challenge to create GUI applications without NetBeans or JBuilder and I like it.

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    Default Re: What is your favourite Java IDE?

    JCreator is only free if you get the LE version and use it for academic purposes. However, I would strongly recommend against using it because it has no debugger or code-completion, huge pluses when you're coding. If you want, go with the Pro version (which costs money ), or try NetBeans/Eclipse which are both full-fledge IDE's and are completely free. Personally I prefer Eclipse, but both IDE's are very good and as far as I can tell you won't suffer any ill effects if you choose one IDE over the other (as stated in several places, but one more time wouldn't hurt).

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    Default Re: What is your favourite Java IDE?

    I prefer NetBeans. Sure will take sometime too download if your connection is bad, but its way easier to use than Eclipse, at least for me.

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    Netbeans is my favourite IDE
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    netbeans for me,, because thats the only one i've tried :p

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