Free Java Compilers?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by I'mAMac, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. I'mAMac macrumors 6502a

    I'mAMac

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    #1
    I've been using Eclipse to write code for my class but that is on a school laptop and paid for by the school. Is there any way to get a compiler on my own mac for free?
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Eclipse is free. There's also the NetBeans IDE, which is also free. They both utilize the loaded Java compiler that is also free. I don't know of any Java compilers that actually cost money.
     
  3. I'mAMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

    I'mAMac

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    Interesting...maybe its something else but whenever I tried to download one of them I was required to pay...

    EDIT: Nevermind, it was just the particular site I was on. Thx for the help *Closes thread*
     
  4. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Eclipse is not a compiler, it is an IDE. The Java compiler is free and comes bundled with Xcode (which is also free).
     

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