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Thread: Help with Netbeans installation

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    Default Help with Netbeans installation

    I am new to Java and want to install Netbeans IDE for my Ubuntu Linux. I just want to ask a very simple follow up here: Java SE, JavaFX and Java, which one should I download?
    http://netbeans.org/downloads/index.html?pagelang=

    I don't need to use it to design any web-based applications. I use it totally for my desktop programming.
    Many thanks.


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    Default Re: Help with Netbeans installation

    Hello everyone!

    I'm new in java but I would recommend to download option "all";
    I have it downloaded for myself;
    You never know when it (javaFX etc.) could be usefull;

    Happy coding!

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    Default Re: Help with Netbeans installation

    If you don't know which one to pick get Java SE. Better yet, Eclipse.

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    Default Re: Help with Netbeans installation

    For most development Java SE is sufficient.

    If you want to do web development (particularly server/client stuff) you'll probably want to try Java EE.

    JavaFX is supposedly the replacement to Swing (though it's built off of Swing), I've never used it but I think someday I might.

    If you're doing mobile phone development, take a look at Java ME (note: this only works on phones which can run Java, which sadly isn't too many of the popular ones)

    And as Brt93yoda said, get Eclipse. It's a wonderful development platform for Java (probably the best out there), and it's completely free and open source. Or you could try Netbeans, which is also free and open source, and is just as popular as Eclipse. Depending on who you talk to, they'll probably try to get you to swing one way or the other, but truth be told both IDEs are equally capable and good (I'm an Eclipse fan, btw )

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    Default Re: Help with Netbeans installation

    I have a question too. How would I compile a program in netbeans since I already had them before I installed netbeans? Better yet, how would I set up to be able to compile?

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    Default Re: Help with Netbeans installation

    I'm not too familiar with Netbeans, but I believe all you need to do is create your project, write your source code, than click the "compile" button.

    For more specific details, see: Getting Started With the NetBeans IDE Tutorial (note: this is a little old, but I think most of this info is still good)

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    Default Re: Help with Netbeans installation

    Well, it won't let me compile any code at all

    EDIT: I got it to work. I must place them in a new project folder.
    Last edited by IpodHero; December 11th, 2010 at 06:49 PM.

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