easier way to prgm in java?

Discussion in 'Web Design & Coding' started by apu95, Jul 1, 2004.

  1. apu95

    apu95 Caffeine-->Code Converter

    Montreal, Canada
    a friend has java programming in his university classes and he's having some trouble with it. i dont have much experience on this, but im willing to learn as well. problem is that i find it a bit of a pain to have to use notepad first to do the coding, then use the javac command to compile and finally the java command to run the little app.

    is there a friendlier program i can use (kinda like VB style, or C++ style) which will let me see the code at the same time, and simulate the program, etc etc?

    thx a lot!
  2. vern

    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

    Minnesota, USA
    You need an IDE. I've been using Java for a couple years now and my IDE of choice is Netbeans. It's a free download with the SDK. There are many other IDEs out there, but for what you are looking for, Netbeans will work really well.
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  3. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

    United Kingdom
    JCreator Lite is one of the better Java IDEs I have used. Its mainly better cause its written in C++ and not Java so it doesnt look ****e and its also not slower than sin