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good, cheap code editor for learning Java

 
Rob Emenecker
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Hi all,

In my spare time I've decided to jump into Java. I'm looking for recommendations for a good code editor that provides reserved word highlighting and formatting (indenting, etc.). At this point in my Java journey I don't want an IDE, because I want to learn the coding. On the other hand, I want something that gives me clean presentation of my code, unlike straight running text from Simple Text or NotePad.

MultEdit and UltraEdit are out of my budget.

So what can you folks recommend that is cheap (or better yet, free)?

...Rob
 
Masoud Kalali
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Hi
You may take a look at http://www.jedit.org/ its a free programmer text editor.
 
Tom Cleal
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I used textpad when I started doing Java, and still do occasionally.

It is about $35.

http://www.textpad.com/
 
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