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MR Chen
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Hello All,

I'm a newbie programmer - writing code in Programmer's Notepad and executing from the command line.

Now, I'm interested in using a debugger (preferably standalone, and not part of an IDE - I don't want to go through the trouble of setting up and learning an IDE).

Does anyone have any recommendations?

Thanks in advance,
Mike
 
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JSwat is one I've seen used before.
 
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There's a debugger included with the JDK, named jdb. See the documentation.

It is, however, very basic (it works from the command line and has no GUI). For serious debugging, you would probably want to use an IDE such as NetBeans or Eclipse. If you're serious about programming in Java, then you'll have to get that IDE setup sooner or later anyway...
[ September 05, 2008: Message edited by: Jesper Young ]
 
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