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Mie Tan
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Hi, Im newby in Java Programming. Please advise what is the best IDE that I should use in Java Programming? NetBeans? Eclipse? or what? Thanks.
 
Marilyn de Queiroz
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Hi Mie. Welcome to JavaRanch. In the Cattle Drive we suggest that the best IDE to use when you first learn Java is none. A text editor will help you better understand what is happening. And you don't need to worry about another thing to learn in addition to Java (how to use the IDE).

However, I think you really would get a better discussion about the pros and cons of various IDEs in the IDE forum, so I am going to move this thread there.
 
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Mie,
I agree that it is better to start with a text editor. Once you've moved on from there, the "best" IDE often depends on what you want to develop along with your personal preferences.
 
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