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Question to Mala Gupta: About using BlueJ for typing the code examples of the book?

 
Maria Lara
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Hi, Mala
Thanks for your answers and the time that you are dedicating in this forum.

My question is the following:
For the certification, the people recommends to avoid Eclipse(or production IDE), because they are warning you about the errors and you need to learn to work as a compiler (detecting errors without the help of the IDE).
Then, I was using a text editor (Sublime), but I had to create .java files and compiling them from the command line. Then, I found BlueJ that it is a “learning IDE”, you have the advantages of a normal ide (to compile quick) and it is not telling you the errors (as Eclipse, Netbeans or IntelliJ…)
Also (and I am not working for BlueJ), you get a UML diagram that it is very useful to see how classes/interfaces are related.
What do you think about that? Do you use another “learning IDE”? Or do you suggest to use a text editor?
 
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Maria Lara wrote:Hi, Mala
Thanks for your answers and the time that you are dedicating in this forum.

My question is the following:
For the certification, the people recommends to avoid Eclipse(or production IDE), because they are warning you about the errors and you need to learn to work as a compiler (detecting errors without the help of the IDE).
Then, I was using a text editor (Sublime), but I had to create .java files and compiling them from the command line. Then, I found BlueJ that it is a “learning IDE”, you have the advantages of a normal ide (to compile quick) and it is not telling you the errors (as Eclipse, Netbeans or IntelliJ…)
Also (and I am not working for BlueJ), you get a UML diagram that it is very useful to see how classes/interfaces are related.
What do you think about that? Do you use another “learning IDE”? Or do you suggest to use a text editor?


Hi Maria -

If BlueJ is not 'auto-completing' the code for you or highlighting errors, it is good to use to write code for your exam preparation.

As you have already mentioned in your post, usage of IDEs isn't recommended when you are preparing for your exam because the exam includes questions on incorrect method names or code that might fail compilation.

Thanks.

With much respect,
Mala
 
Maria Lara
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Thanks Mala, for your answer! It is really helpful having your advice.
Regards.
 
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