What about this topic? It seems for me very cool... But I dont know if this isnt much useful only with IBMs J9 VM and only on supported platforms and with IBM classes only ... Definitely, I love this environment as is. I have tried to compile some WABA example with VisualAge 1.0, for which I have nice interactive tutorial on CD, successfully. Then I found VAME and his set of neat tools at no cost surprised me. In fact I am JAVA beginner, but not OOP or programming beginner at all. If you want small but powerful IDE for Win32 then try RealJ, or better, JCreator too! They need significantly less resources of your machine to run!!!