Best Java compilier for Leopard that is free

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

  1. pjk macrumors member

    May 18, 2007
    What is the best, or what would you recommend? Thanks in advance.

  2. TheStu macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2006
    Carlisle, PA
    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
  3. Texas04 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 2, 2005
    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. :)
  4. elppa macrumors 68040


    Nov 26, 2003
    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.
  5. mlcolorado macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2007
    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!
  6. antibact1 macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2006
    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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