Best Java development tool
Posted on 2003-12-03
Since you are all java experts..
I need a java development tool for my company..
Right now we just use TextPad, or UltraEdit..
Can you guys suggest which would be best development tool ..
Here is the environment..
Most of developers here develop in windows, and FTP to solaris environment..
we have 3 solaris servers in major.. dev, q and prod..
http/servlet server we use is tomcat/apache.. we don't have any EJB's or anything..
Most of the stuff we have is servlets/jsp/beans/jdbc/ etc.
DATABASES USED ARE SYBASE IN MAJOR AND ORACLE IN SOME APPS, INFORMIX, SQLSERVER, MYSQL IN MINOR
I want to get some development tool with basic purposes as below,
The tool which can display all function definition in the class.. (like WSDK)
The tool which can be configured with TOMCAT or which may be comes with tomcat/apache
The tool which can automate as much as possible the process of development and transfering the code from windows to solaris boxes..
The tool which can help developers code easily and help them understanding the class structure very easily..
The tool which is easy to understand and use and not divert the concentration of developer to understand the tool rather than concentrating in coding..
The tool which can be configured with databases easily ..
The tool which has demand in the market with respect to jobs and all.. so that developers think they are learning the right stuff and not wasting time with a junk tool.. and they can move on in life if they plan to..
Can I get some suggestions on this pls..
What do you guys think of WSDK? ORACLE JDEVELOPER?
Any other ideas..??
Please note that I am not using any App Server here.. and I don't think we would be using it either soon..
But surely, any ideas are welcome..
thanks and regards