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Java™ Application Development on Linux® by Michael Schwarz, Carl Albing

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Chapter 10. Integrated Development Environments

Some people prefer glitz. The shiny sparkle has always attracted the human eye. Sometimes that sparkle is a real gem, a treasure; sometimes it’s only a gum wrapper on the sidewalk. Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) add glitz to Java development. At their most basic, they combine (integrate) an editing environment with a compiler. This gives you

  • Language-specific formatting of your Java text (different colors, comments in italics, and so on)

  • Quick feedback on errors (the ability to click on a compile error message to begin editing at the offending Java statement)

  • Automatic word completion, to help you finish typing the names of methods in your Java code

  • A point-and-click GUI for that all important ...

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