On Sun, 8 Mar 2009, Josh Glover wrote:
> Eclipse is the exception, at least for Java development. The
> automatic code generation and refactoring tools mean a lot of the
> boilerplate code that Java (and to some extent, good Object
> Oriented design) forces you to write gets written for you, removing
> a potential source of errors and a lot of tedium.
Some of its features are great, but it seems to be missing some
features I love from 'joe':
a) auto-wrapping text to next line at a predefined column (ie 80
b) ability to position cursor on a bracket or brace and warp the
cursor to the complementary bracket/brace (ctrl+g in Joe)
I know it tries to highlight brackets/braces, but that's not as good,
I find. The lack of 'a' is driving me batty.
What's Eclipse's GUI builder support like, btw? That's the one reason
I use NetBeans - its Swing/AWT GUI designer is quite good. GUIs have
to be the most tedious things to code by hand in the world, so..
> 3. Beg, borrow, or steal (or just buy) the following books:
> a. "The Java Programming Language", Arnold, Gosling, Holmes;
> (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0321349806) - This is *the* book on Java.
> Short, precise explanations of every feature of the language, written
> by the actual designers of the Java language.
"Java Precisely", Seasoft, MIT press, is a really good ultra-concise
reference. The current edition covers Java 5 which is recent enough
to cover generics, reflection, etc.
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