N/APosted on - 04/16/2012
I wanted to hear your experts' advice regarding Integrated Development Environments for creating Java apps, that are both workable in Windows and Mac and does not require too much system requirements.
It would also be wonderful to know additional details about them regarding license, features and file size.
Integrated Development Environment for creating Java apps
The most famous Integrated Development Environment (IDE) used is “eclipse”. Eclipse itself is written in Java.
It is light weight and open source. So it’s free of cost and great. It is used extensively in Java app development.
It is supported not only on Windows but also on Linux and Mac OS. It’s a multi-platform development kit not only for Java but for many other powerful languages like C, C++, Python, PHP, Pearl, Rubi etc.
All you have to do is to download eclipse according to your OS requirement and extract it (even no need to install, it will extract itself automatically). It requires just 210 MB or so on your disk. You can develop in any programming language just by installing its plugin.
There are different versions of eclipse IDE which can be used for Java EE, Java ME and Java SE development.
So, I will recommend you to use eclipse for Java development.