View Full Version : Setting up a Java development environment.

Feb 28, 2008, 02:54 PM
I've decided to set up my macbook air for light Java development while traveling. Currently I do all my coding under ubuntu using emacs but I would like to choose a graphical IDE to use under OS X. My question is how do I go about installing the JDK and out of netbeans, eclipse, or inteli what do you all recommend?

Feb 28, 2008, 02:57 PM
You get the JDK from Apple's developer site: developer.apple.com.

All the programs you have mentioned have Mac versions, so just go to their websites.

Feb 28, 2008, 05:17 PM
I find Eclipse to be very unstable on OS X (and everything else). I highly suggest using NetBeans, or if you don't mind spending the money IntelliJ is always a better choice.

Or do the right thing and use vi (:D)

Feb 28, 2008, 07:14 PM
I haven't used Eclipse too much on my MBP so I can't speak for it. I do use IntelliJ and I love it. You can download a 30-day free trial here: http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/download/index.html

and download a keymap cheat sheet for Mac and PC here: