Coding without Eclipse

Posted on 2014-11-05
Last Modified: 2014-11-23
I am preparing to go through a beginner Java certification program during breaks at work.  We are restricted from installing software so Eclipse is not an option.  Therefore, I have used the debugging tool at   Unfortunately, it is producing the error shown and it is not letting me get a view of just the coding window.  Is a good option?  If so please explain why I might be getting the error error
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krakatoa earned 400 total points
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Why not use Notepad or Notepad++ ?
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krakatoa earned 400 total points
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And you don't have a closing brace "}" on your main() method.

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is there a debugger in Notepad++
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krakatoa earned 400 total points
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Don't think so no.

But finding your errors when you compile and run, is the place to discover yourself.

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Can't run on these computers so I need an online solution that will allow me to debug and do real-time coding collaboration.

The code below is an example of code that I would need to be able to debug and do collaboration on in real time.
// Java Basics: Michael and Bruce, Who wins the race ?
// Michael and Bruce are friends. Both of them liked the same girl. One day they started fighting over her and decided that both of them will write a number on a chit. 
// The one whose number will be smaller will forget the girl and get out of other’s way.
// The problem was that they were not educated and hence they are still waiting for someone, who could help them to implement the plan.
// Now try to implement a program which can help them, using the above strategy.

public class Edureka_Compare_Numbers_ifelse {public static void main(String[] args)} ;
//TODO Auto-generated method stub

//defining two integer variables

int michaelNum;
int bruceNum;

//Scanner is used to read the data
Scanner user_scanner = new Scanner(;

System.out.println("Enter the Numbers for Comparison");
System.out.println("Michael enter your Number:");
michaelNum = user_scanner.nextInt();
System.out.println("Bruce enter your Number:");
bruceNum = user_scannner.nextInt();

System.out.println("The Numbers that were entered are :");
System.out.println("Number 1 =" + michaelNum + " Number 2 =" + bruceNum);

//comparing the inputs if first num is greater than second, first wins or second wins
if(michaelNum > bruceNum){System.out.println("The First number is greater than the Second. Michael Wins!");}//if numbers are equal no one wins elseif (michaelNum == bruceNum){System.out.println("Both Numbers are Equal. No one Wins !");}}}

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krakatoa earned 400 total points
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OK well I expect the Experts here will have some pointers for you, but afaics, I wouldn't know what the point in collaboration would be until a larger project would be involved. The code you quote above would fit easily into a text editor, and as to not being able to run such an app on your equipment, if it's not yours, then your sysadmin would appear a bit overzealous to me. ;)
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dpearson earned 100 total points
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If that particular online tool isn't working for you, there are others to try:

It's something of a hot area these days...

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So far, the sites come up but don't work well because the require locally installed java components to run.

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