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please help... which IDE ?

 
vinal sen
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I am about to start studying for scwcd.

searched everywhere,but could not get it clear,even from the
faq section of this forum.

NetBeans or Eclipse? I have been using Eclipse for a while,is it ok to continue with it?

I have read that NetBeans comes with many J2EE features.is it so?

Will I miss anything in the exam,if I download latest version of Tomcat instead of 5.5 recommended in this forum?

Any inputs will be highly appreciated.

Thanks,Vinal
 
Vassili Vladimir
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Hi,

As a matter of fact, it is highly recommended not to use an IDE while preparing for the exam.

IDEs help you to write code faster and auto complete stuff for you, the thing which is not required for the exam.

Notepad is a good tool to write your code inside.

Refer for the HFSJ book to know the best version for both Tomcat and JDK regarding your preparation.

Have your components written using a notepad like tool, and then deploy them to tomcat.

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to post them here ...

Good luck in your preparation ...

Regards,
 
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Tomcat 5.5 or above version which is opensource you can download .
Servlet 2.4 and JSP 2.0 and JSTL 1.1 specs.
As far as IDEs are concenred better not to work on it.

Sravanthi
[ May 09, 2008: Message edited by: Vijaya Sravanthi ]
 
Nicholas Jordan
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I have not had a great difficulty from using wrong version of Java to study, except for installation issues. IDE's are great, after you get going. We should have a better editor available for dedicated java beginner use, we don't and I have not found one on the web except for TextPad. That one is free trial version with moderated fees for single user license. The Java is not strong there - this is the best beginner forum.

Are you on a Unice machine? Most IDE's have built in editor, and they work great. The challenge is avoiding all the fancy stuff it wants to stuff in your program. That can be used as study material. Just be prepared for 'starting all over again' many times. It is seemingly endless.

{ message edit: Arachnophillia is an editor written entirely in Java - and runs remarkably well once you get frustrated with notepad's limited concept of a syntax. ( humor ) }
[ May 11, 2008: Message edited by: Nicholas Jordan ]
 
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Servlet 2.5 and JSP 2.0 and JSTL 1.1 specs.

Servlets 2.4, not 2.5
 
vinal sen
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I will be using Notepad in the beginning,may be use IDE later to speed up preparations for the exam.

Thank you everyone.
 
Vassili Vladimir
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Best of luck
 
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It would be better to use Tomcat 5.5. Tomcat 6 is Servlets 2.5 compliant, not v2.4 (which you need for the exam)
 
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