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  1. #1
    Andrew McLellan Guest

    repost: Looking for good text editor


    I posted this question in the "Getting Started" group but did not get a response
    so I thought I would try "General". I'm new to Java coming from a Microsoft
    background. I like using a text editor to write java code, like TextPad,
    but I miss Microsoft's Intellisense. I like being able to see all the methods
    an properties while typing I think it's a great learning aid. I know all
    the IDE's have this but is there any stripped down text editor with this
    functionality. I though I remembered reading about one somewhere? Thanks
    in advance.
    Andrew

  2. #2
    Mark Guest

    Re: repost: Looking for good text editor


    Andrew,
    SlickEdit may provide this. If an editor has this I wouldn't consider
    it stripped down. So why are you only using a text editor? You can download
    pretty good IDEs for free.

    Mark

    "Andrew McLellan" <mclellana@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    >I posted this question in the "Getting Started" group but did not get a

    response
    >so I thought I would try "General". I'm new to Java coming from a Microsoft
    >background. I like using a text editor to write java code, like TextPad,
    >but I miss Microsoft's Intellisense. I like being able to see all the methods
    >an properties while typing I think it's a great learning aid. I know all
    >the IDE's have this but is there any stripped down text editor with this
    >functionality. I though I remembered reading about one somewhere? Thanks
    >in advance.
    >Andrew



  3. #3
    Mike Guest

    Re: repost: Looking for good text editor

    Just get JBuilder from Borland. It's free and has a look and feel quite like
    MS products. It has intellisence and good debugging features.

    "Andrew McLellan" <mclellana@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:3ac86e48$1@news.devx.com...
    >
    > I posted this question in the "Getting Started" group but did not get a

    response
    > so I thought I would try "General". I'm new to Java coming from a

    Microsoft
    > background. I like using a text editor to write java code, like TextPad,
    > but I miss Microsoft's Intellisense. I like being able to see all the

    methods
    > an properties while typing I think it's a great learning aid. I know all
    > the IDE's have this but is there any stripped down text editor with this
    > functionality. I though I remembered reading about one somewhere? Thanks
    > in advance.
    > Andrew




  4. #4
    Mike Hewitt Guest

    Re: repost: Looking for good text editor


    Andrew,
    If you want to do text editing with "code completion", try one of the
    following:

    jEdit is an open-source text editor which has plug-ins for code completion.
    http://www.jedit.org

    TogetherSoft provides a "whiteboard edition" of their tool which has a fair
    editor that also does code completion.
    http://www.togethersoft.com/downloads/index.html

    Both are java-based and work nicely on Windows and Linux.

    Hope this helps,
    - Mike

    Mike Hewitt
    Senior Consultant
    Integrated Enterprise Solutions, Inc.
    mikehewitt@ies-fl.com




    "Andrew McLellan" <mclellana@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    >I posted this question in the "Getting Started" group but did not get a

    response
    >so I thought I would try "General". I'm new to Java coming from a Microsoft
    >background. I like using a text editor to write java code, like TextPad,
    >but I miss Microsoft's Intellisense. I like being able to see all the methods
    >an properties while typing I think it's a great learning aid. I know all
    >the IDE's have this but is there any stripped down text editor with this
    >functionality. I though I remembered reading about one somewhere? Thanks
    >in advance.
    >Andrew



  5. #5
    Patrick Lacson Guest

    Re: repost: Looking for good text editor

    My favorite text editor is emacs, both for win32 and *Nix. It's free,
    fast, and rock solid. However it doesn't have code-completion.. If you
    want something that's portable try JBuilder from Borland or ForteCE by
    Sun -- both have code completion.

    -P

    Andrew McLellan wrote:
    >
    > I posted this question in the "Getting Started" group but did not get a response
    > so I thought I would try "General". I'm new to Java coming from a Microsoft
    > background. I like using a text editor to write java code, like TextPad,
    > but I miss Microsoft's Intellisense. I like being able to see all the methods
    > an properties while typing I think it's a great learning aid. I know all
    > the IDE's have this but is there any stripped down text editor with this
    > functionality. I though I remembered reading about one somewhere? Thanks
    > in advance.
    > Andrew


  6. #6
    scott7379 Guest

    Re: repost: Looking for good text editor


    Forte, Forte, Forte!! http://www.sun.com/forte/ffj/

    It's free, free, free and highly rated. It takes about an hour or two to
    figure out the interface, but click around on all of the modules, etc and
    you'll get it. Or check out the online docs. Also - you may want to get
    the book Introduction to Java Programming with JBUILDER3 (see Barnes and
    Noble or Amazon). It's a good book for students that are new to Java. It's
    written for the new college student, by a Purdue professor, Mr. Daniel Liang.
    Best of all it comes with JBUILDER3- Student Edition for free. I'd highly
    reccommend it to the beginner as TextPad is not the most informative editor,
    debugger, etc. JB3-SE and Forte helps you focus on the JAVA, not the DOS
    commands and TextPad issues.
    Good luck and have fun!!

    Scott

    Patrick Lacson <patrick@lacson.net> wrote:
    >My favorite text editor is emacs, both for win32 and *Nix. It's free,
    >fast, and rock solid. However it doesn't have code-completion.. If you
    >want something that's portable try JBuilder from Borland or ForteCE by
    >Sun -- both have code completion.
    >
    >-P
    >
    >Andrew McLellan wrote:
    >>
    >> I posted this question in the "Getting Started" group but did not get

    a response
    >> so I thought I would try "General". I'm new to Java coming from a Microsoft
    >> background. I like using a text editor to write java code, like TextPad,
    >> but I miss Microsoft's Intellisense. I like being able to see all the

    methods
    >> an properties while typing I think it's a great learning aid. I know

    all
    >> the IDE's have this but is there any stripped down text editor with this
    >> functionality. I though I remembered reading about one somewhere? Thanks
    >> in advance.
    >> Andrew



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