I was woundering if any one is using or knows of a text editor for Mac that is geard towards java code. I have used UltraEdit32 for Windows and it seems very nice and basic. Can anyone direct me in the right direction. thanks Rob
Mac OS 9 or OS X? Since OS X is bascially UNIX with a good JVM, any IDE written in Java will work. Alternatively, if you want to get involved in running an X Server, you could use any UNIX/X-Windows IDE. Personally, I'm using Omnicore CodeGuide. It's not freeware and will cost you $300 a seat (unless you are a student or faculty). If you want to go the freeware route, there's always Netbeans (shudder). hth, bear
If you want a full-blown Java IDE, and have some $ to spend, I highly recommend Omnicore CodeGuide. Works great on all of the big 3 platforms (OS X, Linux and Windoze). It has JSP support, but no HTML helpers. For that I still use BBEdit. hth, bear
Originally posted by Rob MacKinnon: BBEdit is a good for HTML but not java. thanks though Rob
Are you using BBEdit or BBEdit Lite? Also, what are you looking for in an editor? If you are looking for something similar to UltraEdit32 then I would think that BBEdit would fit the bill very nicely. The latest version works very well with OS X, even integrating some command line elements (launching bbedit from the command line, running scripts directly from BBEdit, etc.) BBEdit does nice code coloring and commenting in Java. If, however you are looking for something with code completion then BBEdit will not fit the bill and you will need to look elsewhere. Please let us know exactly what features you are looking for and we will be better able to offer suggestions. Later, Frank
posted 16 years ago
Welcome to JavaRanch Frank. I was using BBEdit (the $ version, not lite) but just tried out JEdit and am happier with JEdit. I only use basic code editing, no IDE stuff (syntax coloring, line numbers, auto indentation). I had trouble with BBEdit on a couple counts. If I had line numbers displayed and then turned them off, the indentation was all lost (all lines started at column 1, very irritating). Also, could it be that line numbers actually become part of the text too? (Not sure I'm remembering that correctly.) Couldn't get the search dialogue to stay displayed in order to go through a document to search and replace something one item at a time. Maybe the BBEdit settings weren't quite right, but anyway, I got JEdit set up quickly enough and it's doing the job right for me now. Cheers, Pauline
I 2nd the BBEdit / CodeGuide combination. BBEdit rocks for HTML formatting and CodeGuide does a good job of Java/JSP/C++/etc formatting and the remote debugging support is very cool (ie debugging servlets etc).