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Thread: How to run first java application?

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    Post How to run first java application?

    I'm new to Java programming, and have no experience in programming at all (unless you count the course I failed last semester.) My school recommends Eclipse or NetBeans. A friend of mine uses BlueJ. There are hundreds of IDE's out there so how do I know? Would you say that Eclipse is the best one for a beginner or casual user?

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    Default Re: How to run first java application?

    Some IDEs have large learning curves that compete with a beginner learning java.
    Many of us suggest that the beginner start with an enhanced editor for making source file changes and use a command prompt to compile and execute java programs. Once the basics are mastered, then move to learning how to use the IDE.
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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