J2EE, MySql/Postgres, Java Development

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by king756, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. king756 macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2007

    I am a final year CS student who has been working commercially using J2EE for the past year. As I have a fair bit of experience with J2EE (EJB2.1 / EJB3 / Struts mainly) my final year project will incorporate these skills.

    I am looking for a laptop so that any development done at home can be taken in to uni and be demoed / worked on using the laptop continuing from where I left off on my home machine. I have a Apple Student Developer Account which expires in October which I purchased with the intention of buying a mac book when the core2duo models first came out, but never had the cash spare. I am seriously considering getting the lower model mac book pro when my student grant comes through.

    What is the java development environment like on a mac. I mainly use Jet Brains Inteli J but have some experience with net beans, can these be run on a mac? What about subversion clients? Tomcat? Resin? JBoss? MySql? Postgress? Is their any mac specific tools I should take a look at?

    I have very limited mac experience apart from fixing my sisters when she does something or I change the WPA key on the wifi. From what I have seen though I do like the mac as when I open a terminal I feel right at home with having good linux knowledge.

    I know I can always dual boot with linux or windows, or even run a virtual machine to do the task but would be interested in if I could achieve what I want to do within OS X.

  2. king756 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2007
    I take the silence as no one here uses J2EE on the mac for web development, or OS X is a poor platform for it????????
  3. elppa macrumors 68040


    Nov 26, 2003
  4. radiantm3 macrumors 65816


    Oct 16, 2005
    San Jose, CA
    You are looking for advice at the wrong site. Most people here use PHP if any server-side scripting at all. Why don't you do a google search? I'm sure you'll get much better results.

    Or just check each of the developer sites and look for Mac OS X versions of each. That should answer your question. From my experience, I can tell you that Subversion, Tomcat, and MySQL exist on the mac.
  5. iJed macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2001
    West Sussex, UK
    I believe that every single piece of software that you mentioned can be run on a Mac or has a Mac version.

    All the major Java IDEs work on the Mac. This includes IntelliJ IDEA, Netbeans and, my personal choice, Eclipse.

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