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    Angelojoseph17's Avatar
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    Nov 06, 2006
    macbook 2.0 ghz core duo 2. 2gb ram ddr2, 60gb hard drive, superdrive. ipod video 30gb. Iphone
    java on macbook
    I wana start learning java on my macbook. Do i have just have to install a program editor like netbeans. I know i've installed jdk already and then compile the program on terminal?


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    Dec 24, 2006
    N. Ireland
    Mac Pro 2xQuad core 2.8GHZ
    You dont need an IDE (although it helps) to develop Java apps, a simple text editor is all you need. I use the Eclipse IDE myself, but i would imagine Netbeans is more than capable of compiling your Java code without the need to compile from the terminal window (although you can if you wish)

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    cazabam's Avatar
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    Jun 06, 2006
    MacBook 2.0GHz White, 512MB RAM, 60GB HDD
    Xcode (the Apple IDE) comes free with OS X (although you need to install it yourself) and does Java development. Eclipse is another good choice. Other than that, you can indeed just use a text editor and the command line although most people don't

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    Jan 04, 2006
    Hamburg, Germany
    MacBook Pro | iMac(2.1 G5) | MacBook(2.16 C2D) | MacMini (1.67 CD) | iPhone 4 | iPad (3rd Gen)
    Xcode could be cumbersome at times. Try Eclipse as cazabam suggested. It is an opensource project and you can download for free.

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