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I like a good IDE, I used to program in Visual Basic, now I would like an
IDE similar or easy for a VB programmer to relate to.

Can any one recommend a good Java IDE?
Jul 17 '05 #1
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Eclipse (40% of all java developpers in a poll, 1ste place) www.eclipse.org
for J2SE, J2EE, J2ME:
+ open source, free, backed by IBM, very good, ANT, CVS, ... support
- not really drag 'n drop, installation without shortcuts
.. installation: Install J2SE SDK 1.4 from java.sun.com, download zip, unzip
in a directory, create a desktop link to the jar(opens like an exe if SDK
installed)

IntelliJ (10%, 3th place) www.intellij.com for J2SE, J2EE, J2ME:
+ very very very good core, refactoring, formatting, shortcuts, ANT, ... (my
favorite)
- not free, not drag 'n drop

JBuilder (2de place): + drag 'n drop - don't like it
NetBeans: - really don't like it (worked with it over a year)
--
Thank you for any and all help,
Geoffrey
"news" <j@j.cm> schreef in bericht
news:h1**************@nwrdny01.gnilink.net...
I like a good IDE, I used to program in Visual Basic, now I would like an
IDE similar or easy for a VB programmer to relate to.

Can any one recommend a good Java IDE?

Jul 17 '05 #2

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What do you mean by "Not drag 'n drop"? Are you talking about a UI
builder?

IntelliJ is by far the most advanced Java IDE out there right now, and
probably most closely approximates a VB environment (intelli-sense,
code formatting, etc.). It's important to note that it doesn't have a
UI builder yet (that functionality is still in beta).

Eclipse is good if you don't want to spend money, but it's a distant
second.

-Nathan

"Geoffrey" <ge******@nospam.invalid> wrote in message news:<3f*********************@reader1.news.skynet. be>...
Eclipse (40% of all java developpers in a poll, 1ste place) www.eclipse.org
for J2SE, J2EE, J2ME:
+ open source, free, backed by IBM, very good, ANT, CVS, ... support
- not really drag 'n drop, installation without shortcuts
. installation: Install J2SE SDK 1.4 from java.sun.com, download zip, unzip
in a directory, create a desktop link to the jar(opens like an exe if SDK
installed)

IntelliJ (10%, 3th place) www.intellij.com for J2SE, J2EE, J2ME:
+ very very very good core, refactoring, formatting, shortcuts, ANT, ... (my
favorite)
- not free, not drag 'n drop

JBuilder (2de place): + drag 'n drop - don't like it
NetBeans: - really don't like it (worked with it over a year)
--
Thank you for any and all help,
Geoffrey
"news" <j@j.cm> schreef in bericht
news:h1**************@nwrdny01.gnilink.net...
I like a good IDE, I used to program in Visual Basic, now I would like an
IDE similar or easy for a VB programmer to relate to.

Can any one recommend a good Java IDE?

Jul 17 '05 #3

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"news" <j@j.cm> wrote in message news:<h1**************@nwrdny01.gnilink.net>...
I like a good IDE, I used to program in Visual Basic, now I would like an
IDE similar or easy for a VB programmer to relate to.

Can any one recommend a good Java IDE?


I like Slick Edit. I like it enough that I spent $400 for my own
license.
www.slickedit.com

If you are looking for a free env, check out JBuilder. It has a
personal version that is free for down load that does not include the
enterprise features. Plus I think it has a WYSIWYG screen building
like you are used to in VB.
http://www.borland.com/jbuilder/foundation/index.html
Good luck,
Todd
Jul 17 '05 #4

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Nathan,

I like IntelliJ more then Eclipse too, but in the poll it had the 3 place.
IntelliJ isn't drag 'n drop at all I think (luckly by the way).
Maybe version 4.0 has drag 'n drop with the new GUI building tool, but I
like to write my GUI's manually anyway.

Check out BEA Workshop (www.bea.com) for real drag 'n drop and then try to
format your code in it...
It was made by developpers from .net studio.

--
Thank you for any and all help,
Geoffrey
"Nathan Zumwalt" <na*****@hotmail.com> schreef in bericht
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What do you mean by "Not drag 'n drop"? Are you talking about a UI
builder?

IntelliJ is by far the most advanced Java IDE out there right now, and
probably most closely approximates a VB environment (intelli-sense,
code formatting, etc.). It's important to note that it doesn't have a
UI builder yet (that functionality is still in beta).

Eclipse is good if you don't want to spend money, but it's a distant
second.

-Nathan

"Geoffrey" <ge******@nospam.invalid> wrote in message

news:<3f*********************@reader1.news.skynet. be>...
Eclipse (40% of all java developpers in a poll, 1ste place) www.eclipse.org for J2SE, J2EE, J2ME:
+ open source, free, backed by IBM, very good, ANT, CVS, ... support
- not really drag 'n drop, installation without shortcuts
. installation: Install J2SE SDK 1.4 from java.sun.com, download zip, unzip in a directory, create a desktop link to the jar(opens like an exe if SDK installed)

IntelliJ (10%, 3th place) www.intellij.com for J2SE, J2EE, J2ME:
+ very very very good core, refactoring, formatting, shortcuts, ANT, ... (my favorite)
- not free, not drag 'n drop

JBuilder (2de place): + drag 'n drop - don't like it
NetBeans: - really don't like it (worked with it over a year)
--
Thank you for any and all help,
Geoffrey
"news" <j@j.cm> schreef in bericht
news:h1**************@nwrdny01.gnilink.net...
I like a good IDE, I used to program in Visual Basic, now I would like an IDE similar or easy for a VB programmer to relate to.

Can any one recommend a good Java IDE?

Jul 17 '05 #5

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LW
Kawa Pro. ---the best

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I like a good IDE, I used to program in Visual Basic, now I would like an
IDE similar or easy for a VB programmer to relate to.

Can any one recommend a good Java IDE?

Jul 17 '05 #6

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