Discussion in 'Computer Science & Culture' started by mgwisni, Feb 12, 2004.
Can anyone tell me where I can get a good, free Java Compiler? That'd be great.
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javac won't do it?
There is the gnu one, GCJ. Do you want a native or bytecode one?
Hahaha, what? A free Java compiler? Have you though of checking java.sun.com?
Get the Software Developers Kit.
A good front end would be textpad.com
Or get the Jbuilder freebie
If you are looking for a good editer that you can incorporate javac into try Jedit.org, best editer out there imo. Stay away from JBuilder, that thing is incrediably buggy and working with and IDE is just gay.
And if your looking for a visual debugger, chexk out eclipse.
Javac is free Kid,take a peep at the site java.sun.com
Question is . . . can you tell me where I can get one to buy?!
Maybe you mean IDE? Shit, those are all free nowadays too. Wait a few years and every piece of software will be free. All you'll have to do is go to freshmeat.net for all your software, OS included.
May god help us all if open-source developers, when they have their day, prove to be just as inspirationless (shit is this a word?) as the current companies dominating the software scene.
I assume your term "gay" refers to how happy someone are when they use an IDE. Seeing as Jedit is an IDE itself, you must be very happy.
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Forgive him, he knows not what he says. Ever tried handcoding a complex swing/AWT gui? You go mental after about two dialogs. Anyone developing a non-trival application will benefit from using an IDE. A conservative estimate for the time it saves me is btw a 1/3 and 1/2. If you're learning it is really nice to have integrated graphical debugging and pop up errors.
And buggy? Dear me.
For a newbie, JCreator is a good IDE to use which includes the Java compiler. However, if you just want the compiler you can get it free from Sun like everyone else has said.
For a good "I'm learning Java" IDE, I would look into BlueJ. This IDE is designed to teach Java. Gosling recommends this IDE for learning.
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