Java Code Editor

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by ckr4282, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2005

    I'm looking for a code editor app for iPad--I code mainly in Java right now. Thanks!
  2. macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    any text editor will do. Unless you're looking for an IDE. I don't think there are any for the App Store. I'm not completely sure about this, but I don't think they're allowed with the current rules Apple has.
  3. macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    Not possible AFAIK.

    Best idea is to use a VNC app to connect to a desktop. Then you have the portability of the iPad allied with a full blown-IDE like Eclipse.
  4. macrumors 65816

    Mar 23, 2009
    LOL, good one. I would suppose an IDE would be allowed, as long as it doesn't permit testing the code on the iPad. That would involve interpretation, unless it is a compiled language. And in the latter case, there's a rule that an app can't download or install additional code as well.

    I'm not sure why others are saying "not possible" for editor. An editor is just that - an editor. I'm sure they'll allow you to edit anything you'd like.

    As a practical matter, there's the concern of "where are the files I am going to edit". Any good editor for iPad should allow you to edit local files, as well as access popular cloud services, and upload/download (perhaps transparently, making it LOOK like you are doing a remote-edit) using FTP, sFTP, etc.

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