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What kind of IDE to use

Posted 08 January 2009 - 01:09 PM

Hey guys, I am learning Java in school currently, and have done some work in Visual Studio as well. I like using NetBeans for Java because of its ease of use, but what are you guys using to program. If you have a recommendation, could you give direction on where to find some basic tutorials for it too? Thanks.
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Re: What kind of IDE to use

Posted 08 January 2009 - 01:14 PM

Eclipse is SWEET for Java - you can pretty much use notepad though but the syntax highlighting goes out the window - tools like Eclipse and Visual Studio just provide a nice frontend for compilers etc
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Posted 08 January 2009 - 01:28 PM

Okay, so lets say I were to pick eclipse. What add-ins would you suggest to me and do you know of some good beginer tutorials.
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Re: What kind of IDE to use

Posted 08 January 2009 - 01:38 PM

Well as far as I can remember java works on Eclipse out of the box, provided you have Java installed on your machine.

This is quite good, straight out of the horses mouth.

Java is used as a starting point for most programming courses as it can lead on and teach important aspects of programming whilst not being overly tricky.
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Re: What kind of IDE to use

Posted 21 January 2009 - 06:01 PM

I use JCreator for it's speed and similarity to Microsoft Visual Studio.
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 01:36 AM

Eclipse is definitely a great tool. Kate and GEdit have many programming language syntax highlighting, java very much included.

Unfortunately there is no java based game studio that I know of yet.
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Re: What kind of IDE to use

Posted 26 January 2009 - 01:04 PM

NetBeans s the way to go, I love it far, FAR more than Eclipse. www.netbeans.org, get it!
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Posted 26 January 2009 - 11:11 PM

Two things.
1. Can you lead me to some tutorials for game programming in NetBeans.
2. Where did you get your signature tags?

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NetBeans s the way to go, I love it far, FAR more than Eclipse. www.netbeans.org, get it!

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 11:18 PM

Game programming in NetBeans will be exactly the same as game programming in C++ or Java, depending on which one you decide to learn.
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Re: What kind of IDE to use

Posted 26 January 2009 - 11:26 PM

I prefer Eclipse over Netbeans, but that's just me. Try both and use the one you like most.

The main reason I like Eclipse is that I can use it for pretty much any language due to the massive repository of plugins.

Edit: The only Eclipse plugin that I would deem mandatory would be the Subversion plugin, but if you don't use SVN then there's not really a point in having that...

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 01:27 PM

Okay, I know that I can use Netbeans or Eclipse now. So enough about that. Can someone lead me to a good book for this or some tutorials? Anyone. Bueller?
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Re: What kind of IDE to use

Posted 27 January 2009 - 02:51 PM

On how to learn the IDE? If that is the case: documentation, documentation, documentation! Most all of them have vast resources on how to use them.

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Re: What kind of IDE to use

Posted 27 January 2009 - 03:11 PM

Tell that to A89. If there's documentation, somebody has it well hidden.
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Re: What kind of IDE to use

Posted 27 January 2009 - 05:27 PM

View Postcrummydo, on 27 Jan, 2009 - 03:27 PM, said:

Okay, I know that I can use Netbeans or Eclipse now. So enough about that. Can someone lead me to a good book for this or some tutorials? Anyone. Bueller?

When I first used Eclipse it had a built-in tutorial for Java at least.

There are some Eclipse tutorials here.

You can probably find more on Google.
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Re: What kind of IDE to use

Posted 28 January 2009 - 12:54 PM

Do you want to make games for mobile phones (JavaME) or desktops (JavaSE)?
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