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Hi new to Java and using the new J2SE

What is the best free developer software environment for developing java software besides using notepad and command line compiling

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Robinsonx6

8/22/2022 - Mon
CEHJ

Start with a text editor and move on to Eclipse after some months
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"If you are new to Java programming, you are probably starting by using notepad. When you want to compile and run a program, you need to open a DOS window and type javac MyProgram.java and java MyProgram. Also, what you type is what you get: notepad does not help you any way with Java syntax or design. This is fine if you are just starting, and even experts sometimes use command-line Java options. However, a good Java-savvy editor or Integrated Development Environment (IDE) will make the job of creating Java code a lot easier.

    * Editors. Editors are simpler: they generally highlight the Java syntax, indent for you, balance your parentheses and braces, and let you compile from within the editor. But that's about it: they don't write code, integrate tightly with the compiler or app server, or have graphical Java development tools.
    * IDEs. IDEs are more complex: most of them have visual Java development tools, tight integration with the compiler or application server, and may include tools for debugging, refactoring, version control, and so forth. "

Taken from
http://www.apl.jhu.edu/~hall/java/IDEs.html,
 where you can also find a list of editors and IDEs.

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Using an IDE of any kind will give you a double learning curve and may hide/exacerbate certain complexities, either of which is not good for one learning Java
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yes sorry guys was difficult to know how to award points on this i accept the double learning curve theory but as ive been developing in .net for years i decided to jump in with an ide, call me stupid or whatever but i like making my life hard. :-)