i think older verisons of jcreator are free, but if you go their website now, i think you can only get a 30 day trial.
Not true. The Freeware JCreator version comes with almost all the essential features. Only JCreator Pro is a 30-day Shareware trial. I recommend JCreator whole-heartedly. Both can be downloaded at their site:
I think for serious Java development, you should go for JBuilder. The features are just overwhelming. If you're starting to learn Java and are writing small programs (maybe for school) you'll want a light quick editor, and in this case, JCreator. That's the editor I use for most quick Java projects.
If you're going to do serious web development coding, try Dreamweaver MX. I can't believe no one else mentioned it yet. :)
For C/C++ I recommend you using Visual Studio or Borland Builder. If you're low on cash, you can use Bloodshed Dev-C++, which is free.
I dunno folks, I have had some time to spend doing some reviewing of my Java knowledge on a W2k system I have build strickly for Java Development. And well, I found JCreator to rock for doing what I do at least.
I use JavaWebServer 2.0 for my WebPage Server. And JCreator does have a simple easy to use IDE. And much easier to use, and faster than JBuilder (which took forever to install).
The system I am using is no meatball either. It is a rather peppy P2 350 with 650 MB of RAM.
But then again.... it is only my opinion. For Text editing I use Program File Editor (very simple but a nice little program for txt, bat, cfg, log, etc files).
Yeah JCreator is awesome. The only thing I don't like is that the free version of JCreator didn't have tag insight like JBuilder. The GUI on JBuilder is so slow I wanna shoot myself every time I do the simplest of tasks.
Inscissor and Dani are right. I mean, the more I look at this JBuilder, and slow load time and task completion of the JAVA GUI, I have to agree I am leaning more and more away from my Java positive experience.
I have to admit, .NET is just too slick and powerful for my needs to consider Java.