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Old October 1st, 2003, 02:23 PM
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Hi Everyone,
Iam new to this group. can anyone tell me the difference between Jcreator and Eclipse IDE in java. which one is the best.
 
Old October 30th, 2003, 08:58 PM
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hi!
   i do not have used elipse but i used JCreator which i think is so much easy and helpful because it has the autocomplete feature as well as recognition of keywords and Java Foundation Classes and mostly classes of java packages.


 
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I have used neither Eclipse or JCreator. I find that if I want to write java code for codes sake (IE not having helpful popups saying what options I have every time I type System. or setbounds(int,int,int,int) when I uses extends JFrame.) I use a simple program called Java IDE. It is very simple and has NO real GUI controlling tools. If I want GUI tools, etc I use the free version of JBuilder 9 from Borland.

The best bit is both these programs are free (And neither take up too much space on your hard disk. Java IDE will not run on Linux though. (And you do need to store all the program files in the same directory as Java IDE (Although subfolders are possible (With the name of the program)) Aside from these 2 unique quirks it's gr8!

I do however always run any Java code through Java IDE (As it compiles and runs the code using the SDK (Or JDK if you are using an older version) and JRT in a similar way to using javac in command prompt)

Java IDE is available from http://burks.bton.ac.uk/burks/language/java/index.htm

Jbuilder is available from http://www.borland.com For Java IDE you need both a java SDK AND the java Runtime Environment both available from http://java.sun.com


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There are a number of Java IDE's

The most common one's include, Borland's JBuilder 9 ( which allows you to visually build graphics ), Sun Microsystems NetBeans ( which has many features, including auto complete, but because of being developed in Java, it tends to be a bit slower ), JCreator ( which has been recently improved, to provide many more features.... and best of all it is developed in C++ providing an efficient and quick IDE ).

My presonal preference would have to be JCreator version 3.0...


( Bear in mind different people have different opnions.. try and see what suits you best !! )

sincerely,
Ibn_Aziz

 
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I just wanted to point you to the NetBeans from Sun. It is in JAVA so it is a little slow, but I don't think that they missed much in features.

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Eclipse is no doubt the fastest growing IDE and there are reasons for it to grow such big.The eclipse community is perhaps the biggest Java community.There are several plugins(most of them Free) which helps us in any Java technology like GUI,XML,RMI,J2EE.It is also not that slow like others but very reliable IDE.Its the best IDE,also for newbie's.
  Coming to JCreator,its also a failry simple IDE good for a beginner.But i still suggest you to try Eclipse.
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well netbeans 3.6 is the best ide i have ever used...i even used jcreator and jbuilder..but they dont stand in front of netbeans 3.6 download direct from netbeans.org


 
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There are numerous tools out there ranging from free to affordable to expensive to make Java GUI painless. Once used you can study the generated code to see how it's done:

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Netbeans - A full featured, cross platform, Open Source Java IDE w/ a nice GUI designer including Gridbag Layout. Very mature robust product. Written in Java it requires a fast computer to appreciate (600mhz +, 128MB RAM +, 3D graphics card)
http://www.netbeans.org

Borland JBuilder (Foundation Edition) - Powerful, fast, full featured Java IDE and GUI Designer.
http://www.borland.com/jbuilder/foundation/index.html

Elcipse - Full featured Java IDE, but no built in GUI designer. Not as mature as Netbeans or JBuilder, but improving in leaps and bounds. Faster than Netbeans, but slower than JBuilder. GUI designers for eclipse can be purchased from 3rd parties.
http://www.eclipse.org/

Affordable
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Swing designer - $199.00 a Java GUI editor plug-in for Eclipse. Really sweet GUI layout tool capable of rapid development of complex GUIs in Swing or Eclipse's SWT and the code it generates is professionally formatted, readable, and easy to maintain.
http://www.instantiations.com/swing-designer/


Expensive
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Borland JBuilder (Developer Edition) - $499 Top of the line Java IDE, GUI Designer, and Rapid Database Developer.
http://www.borland.com/jbuilder/developer/index.html

BX for Java - $998 a complete stand alone visual development tool for pure Java applications. Includes a database designer module that makes Java widgets "data-aware" by mapping them to database fields.
http://www.ics.com/products/bxjava/

Hope this helps,

Alex

 
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Eclipse is the Better one, & setup, configuration is made easy by the help info.
http://www.eclipse.org/


 
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My entire office uses Eclipse. We used JBuilder and JEdit for months before we found Eclipse. The only problem I have with Eclipse is a bug in their undo manager. I have to check if a fix has been released.





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