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Suggestions: Java IDE

by StargateFan / August 30, 2007 9:31 AM PDT

Hey everyone. Does anyone have any suggestions on a lightweigth preferably free Java IDE. When I say lightweight I mean very simplistic. Usually I either code in notepad or in a MS IDE. Although both are fine for me, in this case I need something simpler then all the added features of a Microsoft's IDE with all the extra gizmo's. And something more advanced then Notepad.

What I truly am envisioning is a IDE that just looks like a Notepad Window but has the options to execute and compile my code. Any ideas? Thanks.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 30, 2007 11:37 AM PDT
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Thanks Bob
by StargateFan / August 30, 2007 1:43 PM PDT
In reply to: Hint: ECLIPSE

I checked Eclipse out. Unfortunately it is still a little to hefty for what I want. I am looking for just a plain notepad like window capable of compiling and executing. If there isn't software out there like this one. Then I have two options I can use a Microsoft IDE or build my own. I think I will stay with the first.


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You compile Java?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 30, 2007 10:17 PM PDT
In reply to: Thanks Bob

You may have to share the compiler. Eclipse here runs up in seconds. I didn't it to be too large. But then again I haven't run DOS in years.


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Turns Out...
by StargateFan / September 1, 2007 4:09 PM PDT
In reply to: You compile Java?

What I am looking for is not an IDE at all. It is referred to as an editor. Which encapsulates the features of an IDE but is lightweight and more like a notepad page. Like I wanted. So problem solved.

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