This is a very good and open source IDE. It is used a lot commercially and personally. It was made in Java so it's cross-platform. It has a lot of support for additional plug-ins to extend your developing needs. What I love about Eclipse is that it compiles your code as you type. It highlights compiling errors and mistakes like how MS Word does for mis-spelled words.
This is a very good IDE also. It has a built-in GUI Builder for those you like that R.A.D. . It is used a lot commercially too. It was made in Java so it's cross-platform like Eclipse.
This is an IDE developed towards first time Java developers. It teaches you a lot of programming concepts in Java and has a nice UML tool.
This is my first Java IDE I used. It is very good and very easy to use. This IDE was made in C++ unlike the ones above, which were all made in Java. Only runs on Windows platform.
IntelliJ IDEA is an intelligent Java IDE intensely focused on developer productivity that provides a robust combination of enhanced development tools.
This is a great commerial IDE for Java. It does have a price but some developers believe it's worth it. It also has a built-in Java GUI Builder.
Dr. Java is a lightweight development environment for writing Java programs. It is designed primarily for students, providing an intuitive interface and the ability to interactively evaluate Java code. It also includes powerful features for more advanced users.
This post has been edited by ReggaetonKing: 24 November 2006 - 09:55 PM