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3.1.4 Java 2 development environment (optional)

Every developer has their favorite programmer’s editor, and an increasing number of Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) are available that support Java 2. They range from free to expensive, and have a wide variety of features. Some of the more popular IDEs for Java 2 development are:


Kawa, Allaire (
http://www.allaire.com/
)


All the examples for this book were built using Kawa. Unfortunately, after Allaire was acquired by Macromedia, development of Kawa was discontinued.


JBuilder, Borland (
http://www.inprise.com/jbuilder/
)

Emacs, GNU (
http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/
)

Visual CaféWebGain (
http://www.webgain.com/Products/VisualCafe_Overview.php
)

NetBeans (http://www.netbeans.org)

Eclipse (Open Source, IBM) (
http://www.eclipse.org/
)

IntelliJ IDEA (
http://www.intellij.com/
)