Xcode Java program

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by wizard wusa, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. wizard wusa macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2007
    I'm just learning Java and finally got Xcode 3 installed. Now I'm wondering how do I get a Java application up and running with Xcode? I'm kinda really new to this so saying 5 instructions in 7 words might confuse me :D
  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603


    Jul 23, 2002
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    Here's three words: Don't use XCode

    It's not designed for Java development. Instead, consider the use of a stripped down IDE such as Netbeans BlueJ edition
  3. wizard wusa thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2007
    I'm using eclipse but I'm now stuck again on where I was with Xcode. How do I do my simple Helloworld app? I have the code but now want to use it :eek:

    I think im going to use netbeans since it seems easier.
  4. Sijmen macrumors 6502a

    Sep 7, 2005
  5. ryan macrumors 6502

    May 17, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Questions just like yours have been asked and answered a number of times on this and other forums sites. The basic consensus is that if you want to learn Java, and not just a tool like Netbeans, Eclipse, IntelliJ, etc, you should start off by using a simple text editor like TextMate, TextWrangler, etc. and compiling/running your applications from the command line.
  6. odinsride macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2007
    I agree. It helps you understand how Java programs are compiled, and it really makes things simple when you're just learning. Once you start doing large projects, then you can use an IDE. I recommend Oracle's JDeveloper once you get to that point.

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