program to code/compile code in java?

mark2288

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Jan 11, 2006
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i used JCreator when i was on windows to code/compile code for java. i'm taking a computer science course this semester and need to be able to code/compile code on my mac.

thanks in advance.
 

T-Stex

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Jan 15, 2006
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Eclipse: Description here. Or go to Eclipse.org to download it directly. I'm using this for a few CS courses now, and our computer science department is pushing it for other projects. It's free, works great, and is easy to use. Granted, I haven't spent much time in XCode, but Eclipse works very well.
 

generik

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I think you need to get this JDK package from Apple's website, think it is not installed as a stock.
 

T-Stex

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generik said:
I think you need to get this JDK package from Apple's website, think it is not installed as a stock.
I'm not sure about XCode, again, but Eclipse has the JDK package included in the download, so that won't require a second download.
 

bousozoku

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If you haven't installed the Apple programming tools and you have a new machine, you should find a folder called Installers in the Applications folder that contains the developer tools.

After that, you'll probably want to take a look at this thread since it's already answering questions about other tools.