Good free text editor and IDE for OS X

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I apologize in advance if this isn't the right place.

I do java programming, and right now I'm using Text Edit for my classes; but it doesn't allow for formatting like Word;so it can be difficult when I'm trying follow proper coding conventions.
Are there any free or cheap Text Editing apps out there that can let me do this?

Same question for any IDE's out there; I like using a text editor, but sooner or later I'll probably have to use an IDE; but not one that's too complex. My earlier versions of OSX came with X Code, but it doesn't seem to be on Yosemite. I suppose I could learn to use that, but if so, where can i get it?
 

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Give TextMate a try. LINK
 
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for Java?

For IDEs.. xCode, eclipse, netbeans.. there's a lot of choices. For a pure editor though I prefer Sublime.

Oh, and you need to download xCode from the App Store, and it is free.
 
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I love using Textastic. You can also download one for your iPhone and iPad if you have one. Really like using it with Handoff, as well as iCloud Drive too.
It has syntax highlighting support for more than 80 source code and markup languages and one of them is Java., and also compatible with Textmate definitions and themes.

IDE you will need Xcode, as others have said.
 
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textwrangler is also pretty nice. It is my coding editor of choice.
 
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textwrangler is also pretty nice. It is my coding editor of choice.

textwrangler is a good editor, I have it and do use it.. I find the find/replace to be better for me in sublime, as well as the plugins being extremely handy. Actually, I have sublime, textwrangler and Xcode open most days at the same time (sometimes eclipse, but I really don't like eclipse all that much..)
 

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You're served well with Java - Eclipse and NetBeans being the big IDEs for Java. Any text editor with syntax highlighting will work too if you want something no fuss.

One thing to note - Xcode, as far as I know, hasn't supported Java in ages so it will be of little to no use for you.
 
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You're served well with Java - Eclipse and NetBeans being the big IDEs for Java. Any text editor with syntax highlighting will work too if you want something no fuss.

One thing to note - Xcode, as far as I know, hasn't supported Java in ages so it will be of little to no use for you.


Gah, I forgot about Xcode's java drop.. I always end up using eclipse, that must be why ;D
 

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