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Old 08-21-2003, 09:40 AM   #1
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IDE for java

is there any IDE for java in RH linux 8.0 environment like JCreaterPro under windows. if so, then how could i compile and
run my java programs.
Old 08-22-2003, 12:05 AM   #2
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Yes there is lots


There is alot of java IDE's available that runs on linux. Most of them are not free, but you get a 30 day trail version. IBM Websphere Studio Application Developer, JBuilder and IntelliJ Idea. I suggest IntelliJ Idea, it's the best IDE to run on linux. Go here:

Lemme know if you have more questions. Remember to download the binaries for JDK from sun's web site.

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Old 08-22-2003, 02:19 AM   #3
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Why are you searching for IDE's while you can do it in Emacs.

Emacs has support built in for all languages you know, and for languages you don't know. If you use Emacs, you will get the familiar interface for all languages, which is what Microsoft tried to do in its

Also, if you specifically need IDE's, there is Sun ONE, and there is NetBeans, which is a wonderful IDE for java.

Go to NetBeans and you will get it. I use netbeans in windows(college) and emacs in Linux(home). I prefer emacs, though.
Old 08-22-2003, 02:21 AM   #4
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KDevelop cvs version has Java Support. (Its racing to release soon)
Old 08-22-2003, 03:39 AM   #5
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Generally, there are 2 classes of Java IDE: Native or Java based.
Unfortunatelly, the FREE Linux native Java IDE is not as good as in Windows (like JCreator or Gel). Your choices are:
* Emacs + JDE
* KDevelop (soon)
* Bluefish (can understand Java, but only suitable for JSP)

For Java based IDE, there are a lot of good choices:
* Eclipse
* NetBeans (bundled from Sun)
* AnyJ (free version)
* J Builder (free version)

The Java based IDE is sooo good.
But to use those Java based IDE, you need a good computer,
something like Pentium IV with 512 MB RAM.

Old 08-22-2003, 09:58 AM   #6
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I would recommend IntelliJ IDEA for linux java development. This out of my own experience it can help u a lot with coding. lots of options, it itself being written in java it has some cool features. I used to swear by it when I was writting code in java.
Cheers t0c
Old 08-22-2003, 10:00 AM   #7
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You also try IBM's Eclipse IDE... its really cool.
Old 08-22-2003, 10:25 AM   #8
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Java PRO August 2003 Readers Choice Survey:
JBuilder #1 Java IDE
Eclipse #1 Java development suite
Old 10-09-2003, 09:32 PM   #9
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Eclipse is good, at least I could run it after WebSphere installation. However, no icon was added to start menu to start it.
Old 10-09-2003, 09:55 PM   #10
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believe me, try using eclipse... eclipse is the best... i am a java programmer, code in linux platform. i have been using eclipse in linux in quite a couple of months... i feel comfortable with it... and it runs smooth and stable... but, another thing is, try to use light window manager to run eclipse... bcz eclipse itself need a lot of memories... eclipse is really cool....
Old 11-08-2003, 12:48 PM   #11
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jGrasp is a good IDE. It's what we use at school and they have it on Solaris machines. I have it on a RH9 laptop, Fedora 1 Desktop, Knoppix/Debian Desktop, and on WinXP.


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