Alternative to Crimson Editor

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by thepyro395, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. thepyro395 macrumors member

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    I am in advanced programming class and the teacher whats up to use Crimson Editor which is only windows based. What is a good alternative for Java programing besides Eclipse? Our teacher won't allow us to use Eclipse.
     
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Vim? Text Wrangler? BBEdit? Emacs? Text Mate? All good options.
     
  3. Mac_Max, Jan 14, 2011
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    Netbeans is the best Java IDE out there IMO. It can also be used for C++ and other languages with some caveats.

    PS, the latest version of Crimson Editor runs just fine under WINE. You'll have to save the file and compile it outside the WINE environment (which you could technically setup but that would be a nightmare).

    Edit: It looks like Emerald Editor (the replacement for Crimson Editor) can be compiled for OS X.
     
  4. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

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    When I switched to the Mac full time (inc. Programming In Java) - I used TextWrangler to replace Crimson Editor. You can create Java in it, with syntax hilighting and then use the Terminal to compile the Java (javac *.java once your in the correct folder), and then run it from the Terminal (Ive been using this setup for months now, and it is as far as Im concerned the easiest and best).
     
  5. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    If the professor does not allow Eclipse I would find it very hard to believe that he would be OK with students using Netbeans. It sounds like all that is allowed is a simple text editor with perhaps simple project support for dealing with multiple source files.
     
  6. Mac_Max, Jan 14, 2011
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    It might be inferred that his instructor said "No IDEs" but the OP didn't explicitly say that. I've had professors blacklist IDEs because they're a little too helpful (code & syntax completion for example) and my friends have had professors that only use pen and paper (ironic... for a programing class).

    If his instructor just wants a text editor then I'd say use Notepad or Textedit... Syntax coloring is handy but without the rest of the IDE it's just something pretty to look at.
     
  7. balamw Moderator

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    Sounds like something that could work well using Winebottler.

    http://winebottler.kronenberg.org/

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