Worst Java IDE ever?
I spent the last 4 days wrestling with PowerJ from Sybase.
Go back to VB
Love them or hate them, Microsoft has some of the best IDE's in the business.
Visual J++ was a really good Java IDE at the time (and Microsoft has the best VM too).
Whats wrong with a text editor and sun's command line utlities?
Go check out IntelliJ. Best. IDE. Ever.
Emacs with JDE.
I don't blame the ide so much as the team, but for me it was Borland JBuilder. It used to ask a song+dance to make a new package. I stopped using it quickly, did penance using wordpad, then found best-of-breed tools.
visual cafe 2.0-3.0 used to crash every time you ran the debugger.
Seriously, try IntelliJ. If they made a .NET IDE, I'd be first in line.
I seem to recall reading somewhere recently that IntelliJ is planning to release a .Net version of IDEA. I can't remember where I saw it, so I can't back that up with an article. Anyone have more info?
Worst ever: Sun ONE Studio 4 (used briefly, it's slow and ugly)
I thought I heard about an IntelliJ .NET IDE as well, and since starting some .NET projects, I've been dying to figure out where I heard it. I can't find any information about it now.
IntelliJ are trying to hire C# developers. If they can find a couple of good ones they're planning to make a .NET version of IDEA.
I loved Visual J++ back when I was learning Java. I moved on and tried other IDEs, among them were JBuilder (seemed quite nice at the time, but the free version was too restricted and I couldn't afford a full version at the time), Forte for Java (back when it ran in SDI mode, which I hate; Forte and its Open Source brother Netbeans got better, though; they're just a bit too slow) and jEdit with a few plugins. I stayed with the latter. It's alright, especially since I hate those code wizard and form design tools in Java.
Christoph Daniel Schulze
I also cut my teeth on J++. I think 60% of what i know of java came from reading the accompanying MS source.
IDEAJ is best.
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