Best Java compilier for Leopard that is free

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by pjk, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. pjk
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    #1
    What is the best, or what would you recommend? Thanks in advance.

    Pat
     
  2. macrumors 65816

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    Well, XCode is included on the DVD and that has a java compiler (unless it doesn't anymore)

    Eclipse is free, JGrasp (but I personally hate JGrasp on OS X) is free... google Free java Compiler OS X
     
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    Texas04

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    Personally I believe that Eclipse is the best but jedit is also good. The only downside to jedit is that you have to compile and execute in the terminal. So I suppose that the best thing then would be eclipse. :)
     
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    elppa

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    javac *.java in the Terminal usually does the trick for me.

    In all seriousness, Eclipse is a good SDK (and I believe used by many professional programmers) and if you are looking to start then BlueJ is quite useful for creating objects directly from classes and calling methods directly on those objects.
     
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    Personally I would go with one of these:

    1. Command Line (terminal with javac and java)

    2. Eclipse (google it if you don't know about it, it's a good program)

    3. Netbeans IDE (also good, has a built in java GUI builder, like Interface Builder for native cocoa/carbon app building)

    Good luck!
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    Are you looking for an IDE or a compiler? There is only one Java compiler available for OS X (as far as I know), and it's the one that comes with OS X.
     
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