Let me introduce myself before I start. I'm a 2nd year CS major and have programming in C++, C, some assembly language, and a bit of VHDL. I also know HTML, CSS, and a bit of PHP. I was interested in learning Java so here I am!
I currently have Ubuntu 8.04. What do I need to start writing/compiling in Java?
I've use Eclipse but didn't like it too much. I've grown to use CodeBlocks but doesn't have a Java version as of yet. I've heard there is some patch, but I don't know if there is one for Ubuntu.
I looked around and noticed Eclipse was always recommended? Should I stick to it? I wouldn't mind. Just wondering what everyone else uses.