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I'd like a cheap (or free) IDE for personal use. I'm not a professional. I
just want to write a few programs for the experience and maybe add a few
applets to my home page. Which IDE should I use?

I was thinking about JBuilder 9 Personal for $10. But I'm unsure what
Borland's plans are now that they've release JBuilder X without a personal
version.

Thanks.

-- Dave
Jul 17 '05 #1
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I use Metrowerks CodeWarrior - http://www.metrowerks.com/MW/Develop/IDE.htm
but it's not free.

Also, BlueJ (for testing classes is a wonderful too. You might want to
check it out. It's free.

You can also download NetBeans from Sun's site, I think it's free too.
Jul 17 '05 #2

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A full-featured IDE called "Netbeans" is free. Though it can be a bit
hard to get going and configure, it is amazing and probably better than
JBuilder Professional in terms of features.

You can download it at www.netbeans.org

Good luck and happy java-ing!

Dave D wrote:
I'd like a cheap (or free) IDE for personal use. I'm not a professional. I
just want to write a few programs for the experience and maybe add a few
applets to my home page. Which IDE should I use?

I was thinking about JBuilder 9 Personal for $10. But I'm unsure what
Borland's plans are now that they've release JBuilder X without a personal
version.

Thanks.

-- Dave

Jul 17 '05 #3

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"Dave D" <dd@ddnet.com> wrote in message news:<zGN2c.133908$Xp.575026@attbi_s54>...
I'd like a cheap (or free) IDE for personal use. I'm not a professional. I
just want to write a few programs for the experience and maybe add a few
applets to my home page. Which IDE should I use?

I was thinking about JBuilder 9 Personal for $10. But I'm unsure what
Borland's plans are now that they've release JBuilder X without a personal
version.

Thanks.

-- Dave


JBuilder X foundation is the personal version. It is what I use and I
am very happy with it.

Greg
Jul 17 '05 #4

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On Mon, 08 Mar 2004 01:32:25 +0000, Yoyoma_2 wrote:
A full-featured IDE called "Netbeans" is free. Though it can be a bit
hard to get going and configure, it is amazing and probably better than
JBuilder Professional in terms of features.

You can download it at www.netbeans.org

It's a great IDE, very powerful, very flexible and lets you add other APIs
without any problems. My only difficulty with it was when I tried to run
code which wasn't part of a project. Took a bit of sorting out.

It is a big download.

Tony

Dave D wrote:
I'd like a cheap (or free) IDE for personal use.


Jul 17 '05 #5

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My preference is JCreator ( http://www.jcreator.com ), especially if
you're coming from a VisualStudio background. Very simple and
straight-forward, easy to get up and running quickly. I don't like
IDEs that take me a week to figure out how to compile.
Jul 17 '05 #6

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