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which editor to use?

 
Mike Ngo
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I just sign up for SCJD. Just wondering which editor everyone is using to comply with the 65 chars per line I read in K&B?
 
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I use Eclipse.

It is ace.

Si
 
Chulwoo Choi
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What about NetBeans?
I switched to it from Eclipse.
New version (Version 5.5) just released.

Chulwoo
 
Edwin Dalorzo
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There are plenty of options out there, comercial and free.

Some free IDEs are:

  • Eclipse
  • Netbeans
  • Oracle JDeveloper
  • Sun Java Studio

  • Some free Editors are:
  • JEdit
  • Jext
  • Gel
  • Programmers Notepad

  • You can do any of those, pick the one you feel more confortable with.
    [ November 01, 2006: Message edited by: Edwin Dalorzo ]
     
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    Mike Ngo
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    Is everyone sticking to this 65-70 chars per line? Would you get points deducted? I don't want points deducted for silly reasons. BTW, I look at some of the source code samples in the jdk distribution using JEdit and some lines are way longer than 90 chars.
     
    Chulwoo Choi
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    NetBeans (and other popular IDEs) seems to conform to Code Conventions for the Java Programming Language.
    (See http://java.sun.com/docs/codeconv/html/CodeConvTOC.doc.html)

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    Chulwoo Choi
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    Yes, NetBeans shows a vertical line along the 80th column in the editor.

    From Sun's code conventions doc:

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    4.1 Line Length
    Avoid lines longer than 80 characters, since they're not handled well by many terminals and tools.
    ...
     
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