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Thread: Text editor and command line

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    Default Text editor and command line

    Just curious if anyone uses a text editor such as PSPad or TextPad to write and compile their code and run the code from the command line.

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    I think most people will do this when they first start out. Especially if they follow the Oracle Java tutorial -

    "Hello World!" for Microsoft Windows (The Java™ Tutorials > Getting Started > The "Hello World!" Application)

    But once you start to program properly, I see no advantage to using a text editor what so ever!
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    I used notepad for the first year I was learning Java- then I switched to JCreator, which I used all through college. Now I use eclipse.

    I absolutely recommend using as "bare-bones" an IDE as you can stand when first starting out- doesn't get much more bare bones than notepad. I've seen a lot of people over-rely on features found in an IDE (autocomplete, gui editing) and come out worse programmers because of it.
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