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I have a couple of decent text editors, wondering what the gurus use to code java (not in an IDE). Suggestions??
 
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I like Notepad++ because it has a built in language highlight feature, and as importantly, a Macro recording/playback/save feature (lets you save your key typing for later use.).

Really any text editor would do, but a macro feature and a syntax highlighter are really useful features in a code editor.
 
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I also really like Notepad++. It's lightweight, fast and does everything you need from a text-editor.
 
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Notepad++? Notepad2 and jEdit are also good.

Of course, I go one better, not usually using Windows®, so I get gedit and Kate just for the asking
 
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I tried Notepad++, but after using UEStudio it just seems... lacking.

I never thought I'd spend money on something like a 'simple' text editor, but I absolutely love UEStudio.
 
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UltraEdit is the editor associated with UEStudio, which Stephan uses.
 
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Errr... yes, thanks Campbell ^^';
 
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I use ConTEXT.
 
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Personally i use Textpad<www.textpad.com/download/>.It provides facility to write,compile and run the code.

 
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Emacs - but be prepared for a steep learning curve.
 
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I've always liked Textpad, it comes with lots of language highlighters and java compiler and application launcher shortcuts, compile with (ctrl+1) and run with (ctrl+2)
 
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