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What is best to start for codding..?

 
Lavesh saxena
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Hello All,

Can you please suggest me that what is the best to start for codding..?

Eclipse, Netbeasn, command prompt...

As i have started java very recently & its better to know...
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Kieren Dixon
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Start off with a text editor that can highlight syntax.
I'm not sure what most people use but Notepad++ is great.
 
Campbell Ritchie
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Agree with Kieren Dixon.

Avoid NetBeans, Eclipse and other IDEs until you are more experienced. Use the command line.
 
harilal ithikkat
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Use text editor to start...........
then move to IDE...............i think thats more good..........

But you should move to IDE's after an extend..................
 
Tomita Militaru
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Text Editor + Command Line at first, best results.
 
Lavesh saxena
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thanks a lot for your suggestion..

i have downloaded Notepad++ & started....

 
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If you use Notepad++ use the "save as" option before you write any code. When you save the file with a .java extension, all sorts of useful things, eg bracket highlighting, are activated. These make coding, or finding errors, easier.
 
Lavesh saxena
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yes i have checked...
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ner ieru
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Or you can just hit language and then select java

Notepad++ is the most awesome text editor out there imo :P
 
Brian Pianczk
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I would suggest having a handy list of errors on hand.

It helps for when you are looking at the cmd line while scratching your head about what an error message means.
 
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That list of errors is a good idea, but if I remember correctly, it has something missing. Not sure, but it might be that most "class interface or enum expected" errors, particularly at the end of the class, are actually caused by incorrectly paired {}.
 
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No, it isn't that; it tells you about {}. I was obviously mistaken. Sorry. Or maybe they have updated it since I last looked.
 
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