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Simple IDE with debugging capability

 
Nick Verma
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Hello People,
I am trying to find out an IDE which just provides simple text editor feature and an option to debug like setting breakpoints, stepping into, stepping over so that I can know how the control flow is taking place and what my program is doing. What I see till now is heavy IDE with lots of features which don't help in learning the language.
So please advice.
Thanks
 
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They're all the same, they all automatically do the things you don't want them to but won't automate the things you could train monkeys to do. You just gotta try one and hope it doesn't annoy you too much
 
David Heffelfinger
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Try Eclipse. Eclipse's editor is excellent, with code completion, tooltips with parameter types for methods, etc. It also has an excellent debugger.

David
[ October 17, 2007: Message edited by: David Heffelfinger ]
 
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Nick,
I would also recommend Eclipse. You can start out using it as an editor/debugger. Eclipse doesn't force you to use it's features. You can even turn off some. As you feel more comfortable with the language, you can start using features.

For example, after a while you will know how to write getters/setters like the back of your hand. At that point, you can start using Eclipse to generate them.
 
Nick Verma
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Thanks a lot for your suggestions. Hope it helps me in learning the ins and outs of the language.
 
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