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IDE Alternatives and applicable versions

OTG-467455
OTG-467455 Member Posts: 506 Bronze Badge
edited Nov 21, 2017 10:33AM in Java Puzzle Ball

I see some people are trying other IDE's  to complete the labs with.  This is a great idea.   Eclipse is one of those I would like to try.

Please feel free to suggest IDE's and the specific version.  These sometimes change quite frequently.  But I am after a stable release.

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  • mNem
    mNem Member Posts: 1,380 Gold Trophy
    edited Nov 19, 2017 10:13AM
  • OTG-467455
    OTG-467455 Member Posts: 506 Bronze Badge
    edited Nov 20, 2017 12:23PM

    Any one with information about Eclipse or any other IDE for Java.

    mNem has responded with intelliJ.  I am aware of BlueJ, Textpad and UltraEdit.

    Maybe Textpad would be more beneficial as this is closest to command line coding, with the added capability of compiling and running code.

    It does not create any manifest file or any other files.

  • NickR2600-Oracle
    NickR2600-Oracle Member Posts: 530 Employee
    edited Nov 20, 2017 4:19PM

    I think IntelliJ and Eclipse are the two most popular, with NetBeans coming in third.  They're all pretty good.  I personally prefer Eclipse, but I've been using NetBeans most often.  NetBeans seemed to be farthest ahead in supporting new features, like Lambda expressions when Java SE 8 came out, and now Modules/JShell for Java SE 9.

    BlueJ and its sister IDE GreenFoot were developed at Kent University to ease students into programming.  They use special coloring to reinforce object-orientation and scope.  GreenFoot incorporates logic for a game-loop so students can learn Java by creating games.

    There's also JDeveloper from Oracle.  I haven't used it though.

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  • OTG-467455
    OTG-467455 Member Posts: 506 Bronze Badge
    edited Nov 21, 2017 10:33AM

    JDeveloper is very feature rich, but has a huge memory footprint.  Also generates far more bloatware.