[ILUG] java compiler
mfrench42 at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Oct 16 21:03:02 IST 2002
Eric Nichols asked:
> I just started studying computer science this school
> year. We're learning Java and we're using a program
> called Kawa IDE to compile and run our programs.
> I tried to download a version of it for Linux, but it
> seems to be a Windows-only program. Does anyone
> know of a program I could use to write, compile and
> run Java using Linux?
Kawa is a great IDE for Java, but as you say, it only works on Windows.
Personally I like to use the Java plugin/module/library for Emacs.
I would recommend this because:
a) it is a great way to learn Emacs
b) it does most of the basic things you need without adding in extra
c) it can be scripted: I have F7 bound to compile and F5 bound to execute.
Note that I spend most of my time writing server side scripts, so I do not
need the GUI stuff. I try and avoid NetBeans/JBuilder/Forte and other GUI
IDE's because they give me no benefit and tend to behave unpredictably just
when I really need to compile something.
Another IDE worth mentioning, but not really applicable for your needs, is
TogetherSoft ControlCenter. It is big and slow, but it really is a
completely different way of looking at programming. It is supported on
Linux. But it cost around EUR6,000 the last time I looked. A bit much for
the average student budget... :)
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