Hey all, I got a book called Beginning programming with java for dummies by Barry Burd for Christmas. I read a bit through and I wanted to know what you guys recommend as an IDE or JDK (I think I have the terminology correct). I am currently using Netbeans, but I am aware that there are others like xcode, jbuilder, etc. I also have Java 2, build 5.0 version 3 I think it's called, the one up from version 1.4.2_09 or something. What an intelligent bunch that designed these version numbers So my questions are: What development software is best for a n00b like me? Does anyone else have this book? Any other good starting points you can recommend?