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  Asked By: Bonni    Date: Jun 10    Category: Java    Views: 1148

Does anyone know if Ibm Visual Age is pretty good standard for
learning Java? I also wanted to know are there any books for that on
how to use it????? We have it in class but we wont get to that till



6 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Sally Pierce     Answered On: Jun 10

I prefer using Sun's SunOne IDE. It seems to work
fairly well, and it's free.

Answer #2    Answered By: Erma Henry     Answered On: Jun 10

There's also NetBeans (http://www.netbeans.org) which is free and JBuilder
Personal Editional (http://www.borland.com/jbuilder)

My previous company 'recommended' that we all adopt NetBeans as our IDE.

Answer #3    Answered By: Fabiola Ferrrari     Answered On: Jun 10

I was under the impression that Sun One was Netbeans.

Answer #4    Answered By: Edith Mcdonald     Answered On: Jun 10

I believe that SunOne Studio is based on the NetBeans framework -- which is
open-source. My impression is that Sun takes NetBeans, maybe makes a few
tweaks to the IDE and then releases it under the name SunOne Studio.

Answer #5    Answered By: Blas Fischer     Answered On: Jun 10

I know JBuilder is more robust and more easy to
use than SunOne Studio. But it does not like the idea
you switch into different JDK version unless you
willing to pay. Is NetBeans following the same

Answer #6    Answered By: Tara Ryan     Answered On: Jun 10

I use Forte for java  Community Edition, which is based on NetBeans.
I believe that Forte is the predecessor of SUN ONE Studio.

In Forte you can change the "javac" to another "javac" in the Project
properties. for example, if I have a project compiled in JDK 1.4, I
can change the java compiler to the JDK 1.1.8 compiler by setting the
javac options to "C:\jdk1.1.8\bin\javac" (or where ever your JDK
1.1.8 compiler is located). Then when I build my project, it will use
the JDK 1.1.8 compiler instead of the JDK 1.4 compiler.

SUN ONE Studio community edition is free (I think) for downloading.

If you are evaluating Java IDE, you might want to consider Metrowerks
CodeWarrior. CodeWarrior for Windows makes it even easier to switch
java compiler versions.

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