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    My son is taking an into to java class at the local university, so I
    thought it might be fun to read the book and work through it as well. I
    won't have the benefit of lectures, but no matter. I think I remember
    enough from the classes I took 300 million years ago to muddle through.
    Not really sure what I'll use java for, but it's been ages since I did
    any programming so what the heck - never hurts to broaden one's
    horizons, right?

    Anyway, the book they're using is very Windows centric, although does
    mention Linux in passing (it's also quite old, circa 2004). I will be
    using openSUSE 11.3 so was wondering what others out there recommend for
    an IDE. Initially the programs are pretty simple, and firing up Kate to
    edit them is easily doable. Later though it would be nice to have an
    integrated environment w/a debugger, etc.

    Naturally I'll need to install the devel packages - no mysteries there.
    Anything else that I should pull down to make life easier?

    ....Kevin
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    Kevin Miller wrote:
    > Naturally I'll need to install the devel packages - no mysteries there.
    > Anything else that I should pull down to make life easier?


    i'm not a programmer so i can help you select an IDE, but i can
    suggest you dump "ice tea" (a foss java) and install the real java
    from sun, it is available via YaST..

    if you don't get a satisfactory answer to your prime question in this
    forum you might try asking in the programming forum:
    http://forums.opensuse.org/english/o...ing-scripting/

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    On 01/13/2011 11:55 AM, DenverD wrote:
    > Kevin Miller wrote:
    >> Naturally I'll need to install the devel packages - no mysteries there.
    >> Anything else that I should pull down to make life easier?

    >
    > i'm not a programmer so i can help you select an IDE, but i can
    > suggest you dump "ice tea" (a foss java) and install the real java
    > from sun, it is available via YaST..


    Yup, absolutely. Can't remember if I've already rolled it at home or
    not but it's fast and easy if not.

    > if you don't get a satisfactory answer to your prime question in this
    > forum you might try asking in the programming forum:
    > http://forums.opensuse.org/english/o...ing-scripting/


    Thanks, I'll wander over there too. Being an nntp user I sometimes
    forget about the other forums available...

    ....Kevin
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    I'm not a programmer but my brother does this for a living and he develops mostly in java so I can recommend You eclipse. It's a perfect IDE for java and a cross platform one. It's also very easy to install (without plugins at least ) My recommendation is to not use the version packaged with openSUSE but go directly to eclipse homepage and download it there.

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    I also recommend eclipse from the eclipse home page. I think that Oracle (used to be Sun) provide a java tutorial which can be downloaded. They also have the java documentation. A book from 2004 is probably a bit old. You could well find that there are differences between the book an the current java 1.6.

    Eclipse can also do C/C++, PHP, HTML & more.

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    NetBeans is another good IDE I like to use:
    Welcome to NetBeans

    It supports Java / Ruby / C/C++ / PHP

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    On 01/13/2011 01:36 PM, vindevienne wrote:
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    > I also recommend eclipse from the eclipse home page. I think that Oracle
    > (used to be Sun) provide a java tutorial which can be downloaded. They
    > also have the java documentation. A book from 2004 is probably a bit
    > old. You could well find that there are differences between the book an
    > the current java 1.6.
    >
    > Eclipse can also do C/C++, PHP, HTML& more.


    Thanks to all that replied. I'll check out Eclipse & netbeans

    I know the books old, but that's what the class call for. It'll be fine
    for an intro to programming class I imagine...

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    If you're setting up a Java development platform on OpenSuSE, you'll probably also want to take a look at one of my old threads... It's still relevant to current versions of OpenSuSE and at least at the time of the posting was unique to OpenSuSE and Mandriva distros (I haven't checked if things have changed today)

    Problem: Sun JDK, not JRE

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    Forgot to also recommend another of my old threads which should probably be read first, before the thread I posted in #8,

    How to point environ var to JDK?

    The bottom line is that in Mandriva and OpenSuSE when you need to switch to specific JRE and/or JDK you will find the update-alternatives subsystem.

    Tony

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    Hello atftb,

    I agree with the others, don't use ice tea.
    And for small projects you can easily use Kate or another text-editor.

    But for larger projects I recommend Eclipse.
    It's really worth it to learn Eclipse's shortcuts and to check out what it's capable of.

    I myself use Eclipse's refactoring functions very much.

    Anyway, Good luck!
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