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I need a good Java IDE

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I´ve been doing some Java lately and kindda like to get more into it. I´ve been doing all my development in simple Java Editors and doing all the visual part ain't that easy using that method, so I'm looking for a nice and powerfull Java development environmet, something visual, for example like MS VB.

Hope to get any input,

Thanx ;)
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by:kiranhk
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check out

www.eclipse.org
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http://www.netbeans.org/

These two Eclipse and Netbeans r open source, free and very widely used

or go to sourceforge.net and search for Java Editors you will get many

http://sourceforge.net/projects/jedit/
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by:stefanaichholzer
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kiranhk,

I downloaded eclipse, but there no installer and when I run the app I cant find any graphical environment, what do I need to install in order to get the graphical part working?

Thanx
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by:mjuri
ID: 12362139
Try with Eclipse, it's Open source and free.
http://www.eclipse.org

Eclipse is a community, you  can find different plugins for differents languages but today better plugins is for Java.
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by:mjuri
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Have you download  JDK?
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by:stefanaichholzer
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Which netbeans.org should I download..?

Thanx
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by:kiranhk
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u need to unzip it into a folder. then u need to have JDK installed before running it. Then u can click on eclipse.exe which will be under eclipse directory which will start the GUI
check out this
http://www.purposesolutions.com/Resources/EclipseJ2EE.html#ECLIPSE
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by:stefanaichholzer
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Yes I have Java SDK...
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by:stefanaichholzer
ID: 12362349
kiranhk,

That´s what I did with eclipse, but no GUI, only Java Editor, but no graphical part, I´m gonna try NetBeans now

Thanx
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by:kiranhk
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by:kiranhk
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what GUI u want??? what kind of application r u trying to develop???
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by:kiranhk
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if u r developing a SWing/AWT based GUI and u want some kind of a drag and drop functionality in ur IDE then Netbeans is best for you.
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by:Breadstick
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I recommend NetBeans because it's supported by sun, it supports java 5, and you can download it directly from sun's site, in a bundle with a JDK.

http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/download-netbeans.html

I personally use Oracle 9i JDeveloper, you may want to check that out if you want a lot of bells and whistles.  It also can be downloaded as a bundle with a JRE, but it doesn't support java 5 yet:

http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/jdev/index.html
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by:Breadstick
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By the way, JDev also has a built in GUI editor that supports AWT or Swing, but the one that comes with NetBeans may be easier to use if you're just getting started.
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by:TimYates
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Borland has a free version of JBuilder...

http://www.borland.com/jbuilder
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by:aviadbd
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Eclipse is a good IDE and I love using it. For GUI editing, there's a plug-in located in the eclipse site, at

http://www.eclipse.org/vep/

AviadBD.
 
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by:ThummalaRaghuveer
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Eclipse is a very good one.... It made me code almost in half the time
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by:stefanaichholzer
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Awesome, you guys gave all great answers, thanx, I'll split the points to make it fair to all of you...

;)
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