[buug] Single male programmer ISO decent Java IDE

johnd john at jjdev.com
Fri Jun 7 10:24:06 PDT 2002

On Fri, Jun 07, 2002 at 11:11:20AM -0500, Brian Sobolak wrote:
> hi
> I'm sure everyone has their religious preferences here, but since many of us write code, I'm seeking some ideas for finding a decent IDE.  I know, I know, they all suck.  Fine.  But the one I'm supposed to use for work (Websphere) sucks extroidinarily hard. 
> The primary goal for this tool is to write Java code.  Anything else is gravy.  I would like the following features:
>  - ability to tell me which class/method I'm in (must have)
>  - color-coding:  highlights keywords (must have)
>  - brace/paren matching: shows me visually which braces are matching
>  - decent search functionality (must have)
>  - auto indent (must have)
>  - code-folding:  expand/collapse blocks (nice to have)

I've found a great IDE...it's called Linux : ).  vi can do all that stuff (vim)
make sure you get a copy of IBM's javac (its is way faster than Sun's)

Good luck integrating external tools with Websphere.  Last time I used it, it
kept all the files in some DB repository.

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