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  1. #1
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    Nov 2002

    Newbie? - Java Compiler

    I'm breaking into Java programming and would like to know of a good, preferably reasonably priced compiler.

    Any suggestions? Thanks.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Boston Area, Massachusetts
    Welcome to the forums.

    Everything you need to develop Java applications is completely free. To get a compiler, simply go to java.sun.com under J2EE v1.4 Downloads. Further, if you were actually referring to a good Java IDE — that's also free, and available from the aforementioned location. It's called netBeans and it's a fairly decent Java IDE. Other options include JCreator if you're on Windows, or Eclipse regardless of your platform. Both are quite good.

    Moreover, I'm moving your thread to the "other" section because Java and JavaScript are not the same.
    Last edited by fredmv; 04-19-2004 at 08:02 PM.

  3. #3
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    Nov 2002
    Auburn, AL
    i am a fan of jcreator. borlan jbuilder is better for gui stuff.

  4. #4
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    Jan 2004
    Melbourne, Australia
    Java is a fully-featured Object Oriented programming language, thus making it quite extensive and hard to learn from internet tutorials. I would suggest you buy a book on the basics of Java, esprecially if your just beginning programming or you have a procedural programming background.
    This will make the whole process much simpler.

    Andrew Buntine.

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