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From Thad Humphries <>
Subject Re: Best IDE for Servlet Development?
Date Mon, 30 Apr 2001 12:48:10 GMT
I've tried several IDEs in Linux:

JBuilder -- free version; learning curve too steep w/out docs.  Never sure 
what was happening.

Forte IE -- **Powerful** but slow.  Editor so-so.  Couldn't sign jars from 
inside IDE.  Petty annoyances, like having to re-add files to JARs when 
rebuilding removed them.  Won't remember JAR contents.  Only one project 
open at a time.  Can *only* edit Java related files in you project (Want to 
check something in that C++ server program you're porting?  Sorry, can't 
open it.  Need to see another file?  Add it to package first.).

CodeWarrior -- Plus: Very like the Metrowerks Mac IDE which I cut my teeth 
on back when it was Lightspeed C & Pascal.  Multiple projects open at 
once.  Edits *any* text file in Mac, DOS, or UNIX format.  Minus: Like the 
Mac product! (I'd like a more Linux look & feel.  Leaves ".AppleDouble" 
directories everywhere.

SOLUTION:  Ant and the NEdit text editor.  Full control for whatever I want!

At 03:54 4/28/2001 -0700, you wrote:
>I just downloaded the trial version for Forte for Java 2.0 Internet 
>Edition and it seems like a good servlet development kit because of the 
>integrated tomcat server.  I was wondering if anyone was using other IDE's 
>for servlet development and if they had any thoughts about what was the 
>best IDE and why?

Thad Humphries                  "If the misery of our poor be caused not
Web Development Manager          by the laws of nature but by our institu-
Phone: 540/675-3015, ext. 225    tions, great is our sin."  Charles Darwin

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