The aim of this post is to introduce you with some of the best open source IDE(Integrated Development Environment) for programming in Java.I found these IDE very useful for java programming-
BlueJ is a integrated java environment developed at a university.BlueJ was specifically designed for teaching java so it’s recommended for beginners.BlueJ is available free and you can download it from it’s official website(Link is specified Below).
Features of BlueJ
- Fully Integrated Development Environment
- graphical class structure display
- built in editor,compiler,virtual machine(JVM),debugger..etc
- interactive object creation/calls
- easy to use interface,so it’s ideal for beginners
- interactive testing
Windows users can download ‘bluejsetup-302.exe’ package,and it can be installed usually(Double Click).If you are using Ubuntu then follow the link given below.
How to install BlueJ on Ubuntu
Eclipse IDE is well known as Java IDE but it’s extensible due to plugins available.Eclipse is used for embedded development,enterprise development,application frameworks,internet applications,SOA(Service Oriented Architecture).For beginners,it seems more complicated and boring but it has more functionality then any other IDE.
Install Eclipse on Ubuntu 10.04
Netbeans is the official(made by Sun Microsystems) and free IDE for java programming ,although it has support for other languages(C/C++,PHP,Groovy,Ruby..etc) too,by means of plugins.It is very easy to use and so recommended IDE for java projects,specially if you are not an experienced java programmer.
install netbeans on Ubuntu 10.04
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.