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I'm starting to study Programming in the Java language and I was wonder what are some good Programming software to use. Really looking for free software.

asked Oct 01 '11 at 10:36

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Eclipse http://www.eclipse.org/
Netbeans http://netbeans.org/
I have had good experiences with both.

answered Oct 01 '11 at 11:27

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Zane Harnish

Netbeans and eclipse are really good and agree with Zane on it. Netbeans particularally since you can add in c++ and a few others in the plugins for it. Also if you want as well there is Microsoft Visual Studio express as well that you can download if your heading through the windows environment. http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/en-us/products/2010-editions/express

answered Oct 01 '11 at 17:43

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Vim is available from http://www.vim.org/

GCC can either be compiled from source (available on http://gcc.gnu.org/), or you can use your local package manager. If you're on a Mac, GCC is part of the XCode developer package.

I can't think of anything else. IDE's are overrated; 99% of all the code I've ever written (and that's tens of thousands of lines in multiple languages) has been straight into Vim and compiled from the command line. IDE's just aren't necessary.

answered Oct 01 '11 at 21:22

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