Depends whether you're looking for a free IDE or are willing to drop some serious dough. I really like Netbeans (Open Source version of Forte). You can get it at www.netbeans.org. Version 3.3 is almost out, and has some very nice improvements in performance, and general Editor and Debugging tools. If you've got $$$ to spend, try JBuilder. Version 6 is out, and it's neat, but it'll cost you a bundle. You could, however, just use the Community eidition, which is free. Regards, Reuben.
Originally posted by Senthamizh Selvan: Can anyone tell a Excellant JAVA IDE with Tracing or Step Over Suppoet
Try IDEA from www.intellij.com. They have everything that you need for Java development and debugging, as well as CVS and SourceSafe support + Ant + JUnit integration. I'm working with it more than 2 month and it's just a pleasure. Go to http://www.intellij.com/eap/ , register yourself and donwload latest version, you won't regret! Alex. [This message has been edited by Alex Givant (edited November 29, 2001).] [This message has been edited by Alex Givant (edited November 29, 2001).]
JBuilder 6 Personal is $54.95 for a new user. There's no longer any mention of a version that is/will be freely downloadable. I verified this in the JBuilder 6 press release and at http://shop.borland.com. I also vote for IDEA from IntelliJ; it's the most useful IDE that I've yet used for any development. I am keeping my eye on Eclipse (http://www.eclipse.org), though. FYI, Craig
Just came across this thread while gathering opinions on IDEs. Regrding JBuilder, it appears that the $54.95 price for JBuilder Personal is for the boxed version, with manuals. It is still possible to download it for free by going to http://www.borland.com/jbuilder/offers/. Worth a look. Meanwhile, I've just downloaded IDEA, and am having a blast with it. Will look into Eclipse after that...