View Full Version : What IDE Should I Use?
01-01-1995, 02:00 AM
MC's 6/99 issue featured several IDE articles and I contacted the authors for their recommendations as to a particular product. I turn now to the forum for your suggestions. We are a small shop with two RPG programmers and we're about to venture into intranet applications. The projects have been vaguely defined, but when given the go-ahead, we want a quick success to show management that we can do it (whatever 'it' is). This means RPG for now, and Java or whatever else later. It would be great if someone has actually worked on more than one product and can compare them. I searched for "IDE", but the vast majority of discussions centered around Java. Mmmm. What is that telling me? Thanks for taking the time from your busy day. Dave
11-05-1999, 01:02 PM
I think you might want www.javaboutique.com
11-05-1999, 01:13 PM
I prefer CODE/400 for RPG work, and Visual Cafe for java. I have worked with Visual Age for Java a little bit and found it cumbersome. It seems to generate a lot of bloated code. That's my 2 cents. Dale
11-05-1999, 01:38 PM
I have just installed Visual Cafe but haven't done much yet;; what experience have you had
11-05-1999, 01:50 PM
I don't do very much with applets, so when I start a new project I choose Empty Project or JFC Aplication. Most books on learning Java make you do applets, but you can use applicatons as well. It is easy to shut off their form designer and code by hand. The debugger is pretty nice too. Dale
11-08-1999, 01:50 PM
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