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which IDE to use for SCJD development

 
Madhuri Velaga
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Hi All,
I regularly browse through this forum and I find it very useful . I have cleared my SCJP exam and have recently downloaded my assignment URLybird (for SCJD), and am setting up my system to get the basic things in place .
I need some advise on which IDE to use I have been using NetBeans for sometime is it ok to continue with it or change it to something more simpler .

Thanks for your help
Madhuri
 
Martin Sturzenhecker
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Hi Mahuri,

I'd suggest to stay with the tool you like and master best.

In my case this is eclipse.



-martin
 
Steve Baranski
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Hello - I also have the URLyBird assignment, and after 1-2 years of having, have recommitted to getting it done.

To quote the text in my assignment instructions...

"You are permitted to use any IDE tool you choose, but you must not submit any code that is not your own work. The final program must have no dependencies on any libraries other than those of the Java 2 Platform."

My guess is that some folks (who like me, are web-tier and/or server-side developers) might attempt to use a GUI editor to create the UI, which can do all sorts of things to thrash your code under the scenes. With the quote above in mind, I would resist that temptation.

So if NetBeans is your IDE of choice, use that. I intend to use Eclipse.
Good luck!
 
steve mcdonald
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well,
i have been using Jbuilder for couple of years and am very comfortable with it. Currently am using JBuilder 2006 for all development.
Having the ide is much handy in terms of refactoring with out having to spend much time.

- Steve
 
Andrew Monkhouse
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Hi Madhuri,

Welcome to JavaRanch and this forum.

Unless you have a particular reason for wanting to learn a new IDE, I would recommend sticking with the one you are comfortable with. NetBeans will work fine for the assignment.

Regards, Andrew
 
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