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Michael Ernest
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I've got a Unix perspective on tools. I like lots and lots of little tools, each of which does one thing. When I want them to work together, I do the stitching with a script; in extreme cases, I write a little C program that manages the data passing in a more complex manner.
So: I like Jikes. It's just a compiler, and a damn good one -- thorough, fast. People used to tease my and my lowly Solaris JDK by showing me compilation with J++; I'd show them Jikes on any platform and BAM, case closed.
What other unit tools are you fond of? Better compiler than Jikes? What about your debugger? Dissembler? List 'em here.
Michael Ernest, co-author of: The Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide
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