Integrated development environments

When creating a Java program, manually compiling, debugging, and creating code can be a time consuming and often fault-ridden process. With an Integrated Development Environment (IDE), many of those tasks can be automated. An IDE is a software designed to facilitate computer application development. An IDE usually contains a source code editor, a compiler and interpreter, and a debugger, and many IDES include additional tools. Popular IDEs for Java programming include Eclipse, NetBeans, JBuilder, and Rational Application Developer. In this section on Integrated Development Environments, find news, research, and tutorials on how to use an IDE, and discover tips and and advice for choosing the IDE that's right from you. The IDE can be an invaluable tool in creating Java applications.

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  • Java keyword

    Java keywords are terms that have special meaning in Java programming and cannot be used as identifiers for variables, classes or other elements within a Java program. Continue Reading

  • IntellJ IDEA

    The free and open source IntellJ IDEA includes JUnit and TestNG, code inspections, code completion, support for multiple refactoring, Maven and Ant build tools, a visual GUI (graphical user interface) builder and a code editor for XML as well as ... Continue Reading

  • Java IDE

    Java IDEs typically provide language-specific features in addition to the code editor, compiler and debugger generally found in all IDEs. Those elements may include Ant and Maven build tools and TestNG and JUnit testing. Continue Reading

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