7
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1answer
259 views

Why text editors are recommended over IDEs for beginners in books like Head First Java? [closed]

I am a programmer with some experience in C++ and I am learning Java. In most of the Java books (like Head First Java) authors ask readers to stay away from IDEs and recommend using a good text ...
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3answers
471 views

How is an IDE compiled? [closed]

I'd like to know the general procedure of how an IDE is built/compiled/created. Additionally, what are some tools/scripts used to create an IDE? I don't mean to say that compiling IDE needs an IDE. ...
0
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1answer
210 views

Which past version of Netbeans IDE that has lightness almost equal or better than Eclipse Indigo?

Currently, I'm a long Eclipse user because my past and current companies always deal with eclipse. Recently I met some example java codes created using netbeans. I downloaded and tried Netbeans 7.x ...
7
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4answers
416 views

Warn about 3rd party methods that are forbidden

Note: This question refers to code written in Java or C#. I am managing a couple of large projects where we have discovered issues (not necessarily bugs) with some 3rd party/SDK methods and have ...
3
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8answers
4k views

Java editor/IDE for beginners? [closed]

I teach some beginners the fundamentals of Java these days and they need to see the output for their small programs such as Hello world, etc. I need basic editor that contains code highlighting and ...
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7answers
4k views

Java IDE written in pure Java? [closed]

Is there a Java IDE written in Java? I just got my year 9 DET laptop today at school, and there are all sorts of restrictions set in place. Somewhat annoyingly, you cannot run any executable other ...
0
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7answers
984 views

Code Generation and IDE vs writing per Hand

I have been programming for about a year now. Pretty soon I realized that I need a great Tool for writing code and learned Vim. I was happy with C and Ruby and never liked the idea of an IDE. Which ...
3
votes
3answers
745 views

Developing a Project in a Statically Typed Language Entirely in VIM

I've recently started taking Scala to heart (sweet Python, I still love you, but your collections just can't match Scala's), and in doing so am now using IntelliJ IDEA almost entirely for development. ...
3
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1answer
179 views

JAVA IDE - Conditional Breakpoints

Does anyone know if there are any IDE's that can hit breakpoints on a condition? For example, if I'm looking through a large list or iterating through a map or something, I may want to only suspend ...
7
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5answers
3k views

Where to start for writing a simple java IDE? [closed]

I would like to start working on my own custom IDE. The biggest reason I want to work on the IDE is to help me gain an even greater, more intimate understanding of java (and other languages I add into ...
11
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7answers
1k views

What was Java enterprise programming like before Eclipse? [closed]

I'm your standard Java/Oracle developer at a large software firm and Eclipse 3.6 is what I spend most of day in. Java is incredibly verbose and that can be painful (but we don't need another blog post ...
4
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6answers
3k views

What advantages do simple text editors like TextMate have over Eclipse for Java development?

I'm torn which IDE to use. The power of eclipse or the simplicity of TextMate. I'm wondering which one has specific advantages over the other, productivity wise.
8
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5answers
6k views

IntelliJ IDEA vs phpStorm for developing PHP projects? [closed]

I'm a Java Developer, and now I'm using IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate Edition. Is it worth to buy phpStorm for developing PHP projects? Also, are there any other features for PHP developers which IDEA ...
2
votes
3answers
147 views

Reasons for separate source and generated trees

What are the reasons for putting the generated files in a tree parallel to the source trees? For example, in Eclipse I usually choose to put the sources to .../src and the compiler generated files in ...
9
votes
3answers
5k views

What have my fellow Delphi programmers done to make Eclipse/Java more like Delphi?

I am a veteran Delphi programmer working on my first real Android app. I am using Eclipse and Java as my development environment. The thing I miss the most of course is Delphi's VCL components and ...
10
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1answer
17k views

How can I debug a JSP?

I'm trying to edit a JSP for a project and I'm getting a NullPointerException somewhere in the JSP when it's requested from my server. My web server (JBoss) is reporting the exception, but it's ...
5
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1answer
1k views

Have you tried Chronon the Java “Time Travelling Debugger” — if so, is it worth trying and why? [closed]

First heard about it from Google Tech Talks, back 2009 when it was called Silver Bullet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpfmKIxusZY It's now called, Chronon... http://chrononsystems.com/ "Sounds" ...