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Michael Hubele
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I took a class in college for java programming for beginners but had a very bad teacher so during my break I am learning on my own in hopes to catch up.

I decided to buy Head First Java but I am wondering what IDE I should use? In my school they used JGrasp but I don't like it very much.

I am not sure if head first java recommends one or what but I have to wait till it shipped to me.

So I am wondering what IDE I should use I was thinking of just going to a full blown IDE like Netbeans since I figure I will eventual use it so might as well start now.

But it is pretty hard to use like I don't even know how to open a existing java program I wrote and run it in netbeans I have to take all my code make a new project, then make a new file and copy and paste the code in.

If I just try to open the file it won't let me compile it.

So I don't know if this the right approach or what....
 
Stephen Foy
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Good old textpad for me.
 
Michael Hubele
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I want to use a ide I don't like using notepad.
 
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TextPad is a programmer's editor, a mini IDE of sorts; it's not NotePad.

Although using NetBeans the first time may be daunting, you get used to it quickly.

I'm going to move this to our IDEs forum for further discussion.
 
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