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H Nguyen
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I was wondering what is the most basic compiler I could use? I downloaded netbeans to write my first program "hello world" but the compiler likes to insert some common used texts for me such as a semicolon and closed brackets. Is there a compiler more basic that makes me type everything out? I think i need to type everything out right now to get the basics down.
 
Jeff Verdegan
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NetBeans, Eclipse, and the like are not compilers. They are IDEs--Integrated Development Environments. They include a compiler, or invoke an external one.

And as you're just getting started, you correct in thinking that you shouldn't use an IDE. You're better off with a simple text editor or programmer's editor like UltraEdit or maybe Notepad++ (?) or something, and compiling and running from the command line.

Google for something like text editor for java or programmer's editor for java and you should see some you can try out.
 
Campbell Ritchie
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Welcome to the Ranch
I have some suggestions here, as well as some useful features of text editors. Turn on every option I mentioned in that post.
 
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