BlueJ – Interactive Java Environment for Ubuntu/Windows/Mac
BlueJ is an integrated java environment designed for beginners.BlueJ was developed as a part of university project(University of Kent,UK) and supported by Sun Microsystems.BlueJ focuses on visualization and interaction techniques to create good interactive environment for new students.Bluej is a cross-platform application(available for Linux,Windows,Mac,other) and available Free.
Important Features of BlueJ can be Summarized as
- bulit in editor,debugger,compiler,jvm.
- interactive testing
- incremental application development
- integrated environment
- displays class structure using graphics
- interactive object creation
install BlueJ on Ubuntu 10.04/9.10/10.10..
#1. Download Debian package(bluej-301.deb,size : 4.9MB) for Ubuntu,from the given link.
#2. Save the *.deb file to your disk and open it with Gdebi Installer by right clicking OR just by Double clicking.Then click on Install Package(a Small window will appear).
#3. Installation will complete within minute..waiting…You have installed the BlueJ successfully.
#4. To open it Go to Applications->Programming->BlueJ.
How to Install BlueJ on Windows 7/Vista/XP
Just download *.exe package from the download link given in step#1 and double click to install.
Ubuntu 10.04 has a default text editor Gedit which is probably sufficient for editing source files in any programming language.For HTML also you can use gedit but for experienced web designers who have to implement a lot of features(Tables,frames,dialogs…) in websites or in database driven websites implemented using PHP-MySQL another efficient editor is required.That’s why Bluefish editor is designed.
Bluefish – HTML Editor for Ubuntu 10.04
Bluefish Editor is a HTML editor designed by using GTK+ for Web designers.It is FREE and Open Source Application with easy to use and powerful interface.It’s features include simple way to insert tables and frames in web pages,thumbnail creation with automatic linking as well as HTML syntax highlighting.
Installing Bluefish Editor in Ubuntu 10.04/9.10
1. Open Ubuntu Software Center and Search for “bluefish editor”.
2. Then Click on install button to start installation.
3. Wait for the installation to complete(It will take few minutes).
4. That’s All..Now you can start bluefish from Applications->Programming->Bluefish Editor.
Conclusion : Bluefish has a lot of features(You will enjoy it if you have some experience in web designing) but if you want some more advanced features to control the HTML elements in visual environment then you may like to use Adobe Dreamweaver.
NetBeans for Ubuntu 10.04
NetBeans IDE(Integrated Development Environment) is a great tool for developing software and web applications.Basically it supports java i.e it contains IDE for java,java development tools and plugins.You can also use NetBeans for C/C++ ,PHP,Ruby(+Rails)..and others by using plugins.NetBeans is free and Open Source application and it is available for all the platforms e.g Linux,Windows,Solaris,MacOSX.For developing desktop and mobile applications by using java,NetBeans is the best IDE.You can easily create applications(Desktop,Mobile,Web) through NetBeans in visual environment.For developing java based applications JDK is required but if you are using netbeans for other programming language then it is not required.
Installing NetBeans IDE v6.8 on Ubuntu 10.04
1.Open Ubuntu Software Center(USC) from Applications.
2.Now search for “netbeans” in the top-right search bar.
3.Click on install in the result that named as NetBeans IDE.
4.Download and installation process will complete within few minutes.
5.Access NetBeans from Applications->Programming->NetBeans.
Best platform for JDT
For Ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx),Eclipse Java Development Tools is one of the best IDE(Integrated Development Environment) available.Eclipse is crossplatform application so you can use it on GNU/Linux based operating system,windows,MacOSX.
Eclipse Java Development Tools
Eclipse is a great Open Source IDE which has support for multiple programming language by means of plugins.It is well suited as a foundation on which you can construct and run integrated software development tool.Eclipse is free and open source so you can find these softwares in ubuntu software center.
Install Eclipse :
how to install eclipse platform on ubuntu
After installing the eclipse platform you can install plugins for java development tools(JDT).
Install Eclipse jdt(java Development tools) :
To install jdt for eclipse just type “eclipse-jdt” in quick search bar of ubuntu software center.Then click on install to begin downloading and then installing process.Eclipse java Development Tools(JDT) will be installed within few minutes.That’s All..Java Development platform is ready Now!
Eclipse is one of the most widely used IDE(Integrated Development Environment),specially used for C/c++ and java programming.Since it is open source and available free of cost,you can install it on ubuntu 10.04 from it’s official package repositories or go to software center and Go to developer section.In developer section there is sub section IDE’s you will get eclipse listed there.Just click to install them.The more detailed explanation of the installation procedure is given below.It has very user friendly and simple graphical user interface with lot of features.Another more important point is that,you can extends its functionality by using plugins.
Install Eclipse on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx
From Ubuntu Shell
1.Open terminal by hitting CTRL+ALT+T or from Applications->accessories->Terminal.
2.Type the command written below,you may have to enter your user account password to install the Eclipse.
$ sudo apt-get install eclipse
3.Downloading and installation process will finish soon.
4.That’s all Now,enjoy using eclipse.Access it from Applications->Programming->Eclipse.
From Ubuntu Software Center(USC) OR Synaptic Package Manager(SPM)
1.Open USC(Applications->Ubuntu Software Center) or SPM(System->Administration->Synaptic Package Manager).
2.Search for Eclipse and Mark/Check the box for installation and click apply OR click on install(In USC under developer>IDE’s) to begin the downloading and installation process.
3.It will take few minutes to complete.
4.Now access eclipse from Applications->programming->Eclipse.