Object-Oriented and Database for Bioinformatics and Internet

Developing Java
In principle you may create the Java source files (.java) with any plain text editor, saving it into something like MyProgram.java. After that, you need to compile the program by entering javac MyProgram.java and run it with java MyProgram.
However, an editor that 'knows' Java or a Java IDE (Integrated Development Environment) are the best way to go.

On Windows, you might consider one of many good 'editor for programmers', able to perform syntax highlighting for Java and other programming languajes, : EditPlus and : Crimson and ConTEXT.
On Macintosh, : TextWrangler is a powerful general purpose text editor, and Unix and server administrator's tool.

Integrated Development Environment:
: NetBeans IDE, a free, open-source Integrated Development Environment to create desktop, enterprise, web, and mobile applications with the Java platform, as well as C/C++, PHP, JavaScript, Groovy, and Ruby.
Another Java IDE option is eclipse, an open source community whose projects are focused on providing an extensible development platform and application frameworks for building software. Difficult to install and configure.
For Windows only, consider JCreator, that provides the user with a wide range of functionality such as : Project management, project templates, code-completion, debugger interface, editor with syntax highlighting, wizards and a fully customizable user interface.

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Dr Jaime Prilusky, course@weizmann.ac.il.