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Learning JBuilder

 
Stuart Lord
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I recently bought a copy of 'Learn JBuilder', by Charlie and Margie Calvert and have started to work my way through the book.

I also have a copy of Turbo JBuilder 2007 which I downloaded from the Borland website a few years ago. The book (published in 2003) instructs you to download JBuilder Personal from the Borland website, however this is no longer available.

I am thus trying to follow a book published in 2003 using software which was released in 2007 and am finding that the user interface and many of the wizards on Turbo JBuilder 2007 are not in any way similar to the worked examples in the book...

Can anyone suggest a suitable compromise for this problem? It is certainly inefficient for me to try and 'read between the lines' when trying to interpret what to do when following a worked example. Is there a web resource from where I can get a copy of JBuilder Personal for example?

I look forward to reading any help that people can offer.
 
Hussein Baghdadi
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Simply drop JBuilder!
I doubt any one is using JBuilder these years.
We have a much better tools under our hands (Eclipse, NetBeans and IntelliJ).
 
Stuart Lord
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Just a short(ish) reply to John about his input.

Thanks for replying - I am certainly aware that JBuilder is dated now and there are more efficient tools around.

Having bought the JBuilder book however, I will go ahead and 'justify the cost' by learning and evaluating - as I do - the product. I am well aware also that Borland (now Embacardero), tend to tie the user into their way of 'doing Java' - everything has to be created as a project for example.

So do any or all of 3 products that John mentioned do similar and are they solely web-based or do you download them? I suppose that there is a 'price' to be paid, but I suspect it may well be worth it if you can generate code considerably quicker.

Finally which one of the 3 does he use and is it free?

I look forward to any further replies.

 
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From the top of my head: Eclipse and Netbeans are free of charge and IntelliJ offers a community-edition. So only your cost for the internet-connection (if any) for the download.
 
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