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A question for users of JPad and/or JCreator

Posted by MacLEW [send private reply] at December 03, 2002, 09:37:29 PM

We are attempting to do a comparative report between two popular Java

IDE's - JPad and JCreator, and we need opinions of Java programmers on

both of them. Please help us out by giving your opinions on one or

both of them -

In particular, we would appreciate your opinions (rate from 1-10, and

add insights) on the following things:

-the text editor (syntax highlighting, search/replace features,

auto-formatting, etc)

-debugging tools (use of jdb or other debuggers)

-project management tools (templates, class/file views, etc)

-configuration (simple? customizable?)

-any other features you find useful (API lookups, code completion, etc)

Posted by ItinitI [send private reply] at December 03, 2002, 10:05:34 PM

I only used Forte, but a while ago, and didnt real program any with it.

Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at December 03, 2002, 10:43:57 PM

I've used Forte and JCreator, I prefered JCreator. Never used JPad. TextPad is something you should look into also

Posted by MacLEW [send private reply] at December 03, 2002, 11:00:59 PM

Could you please elaborate on why you prefer JCreator? Perhaps you can rank the criteria listed above. Thanks for your response! :)

Posted by ItinitI [send private reply] at December 04, 2002, 02:18:15 PM

! I heard TextPad was pretty nice.

Posted by regretfuldaydreamer [send private reply] at December 04, 2002, 02:35:46 PM

I think I tried JPad once or twice, but I didn't like it. Why I can't remember. Think TextPad and your in the picture.

(/me does all* programming in textpad - * for all intensive purposes)

Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at December 04, 2002, 10:00:51 PM

"for all intensive purposes"

I thought the saying was "for all intents and purposes"?

Posted by gian [send private reply] at December 04, 2002, 11:55:39 PM

It is.

Posted by DragonWolf [send private reply] at December 05, 2002, 05:56:42 AM

I use textpad too. Though I've never used JCreator or JPad so I can't compare, nor have I done any Java programming for about a year now.

- It has powerful (and simple to use) syntax highlighting and has alot of pre-made syntax files already available on the net.
- It is very easy to integrate with almost any compiler or debugger (console ones are particularly easy because the output can be re-directed to TextPad)
- It has a hex editor built-in
- It has a character map built-in
- It has a document selector to navigate documents/files
- It is very easy to customise and has alot of customisable features.
- Its cheap (though not free unfortunately)

I use it for programming C/C++,PHP,Java,XML(XHTML/CSS/etc) and FLASH mostly.

The only thing I'm not sure if textpad has, is macros/
add-ons, which I think almost all source-code editors should have nowadays. Since, this allows users to create anything they feel is missing in a text editor (such as project management tools, configuration, API Look ups, Code Completion, template files, etc)

Posted by AnyoneEB [send private reply] at December 07, 2002, 09:30:32 PM

I use TextPad for all programing except Java, I do Java in Eclipse because it does auto-complition.

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