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Just getting my feet wet in Java again (I used to use it back in the 90''s) and have noticed that the IDE''s have changed quite a bit. My question is what is the best IDE to use for game development in Java? I would need at the least a decent debugger (ie: the ability to step through my code line by line). Cheers, Will

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I''m a little curious too, how eclipse stacks up with jEdit, if anyone knows, or has an opinion?

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Eclipse is very good. Highly recommended. It has all the features of a modern ide, including a nice debugger. It also continually compiles your code in the background, so it will point out compilation errors in your code just like how Word points out misspellings. Sounds simple enough, but I can''t emphasize enough how much time that saves.

Oh, and it''s free.

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Eclipse is the best free one I''ve found.

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Lol, the one I havn''t tried yet! Thanks for the tips-- I''m D/Ling Eclipse right now...

I remember when Visual Cafe Studio came out-- I liked it. For some reason everything seems to have gone downhill though.

Thanks for all of the advice,
Will

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Eclipse is great. Better than a lot of commercial IDEs, and as has been said - it''s free. Very easy and nice to use, and the MS-Word "spelling mistake" style error highlighting is excellent.

We''ve switched from using JBuilder to Eclipse at work and everyone loves it.

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I actually think Eclipse is the best IDE available, Java or not, commercial or not.

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