Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Java Stuff - Mac Software Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In Java Stuff nemesis Posted: October 17, 2003 3:15PM in Mac Software edited January 2014 What is the best program for writng and compliing and viualizing java programs, besdides project builder??? Thanks. Comments Reply 1 of 6 bauman Posts: 1,248member October 17, 2003 3:19PM I personally prefer BBEdit and the terminal javac...Of course, if you have a really big project, projectbuilder would be the only way to do it. Reply 2 of 6 wmf Posts: 1,164member October 18, 2003 2:44PM For a large Java project I would use Eclipse because of the refactoring features. Reply 3 of 6 cubist Posts: 954member October 20, 2003 8:55PM vi, make and javac can build any project you want. After all, vi, make and cc were used to build Unix.1 to 9999 lines - small program (up to step 3)10000 to 99999 lines - medium program (most programs fall into this range) (step 4)100000+ lines - large program (step 5)Most operating systems are step 7 and up.I personally don't think graphical IDEs are suitable for anything over step 4. There's just too much clutter and not enough automation. Reply 4 of 6 gspotter Posts: 342member October 21, 2003 12:18AM Quote:Originally posted by cubist vi, make and javac can build any project you want. When it comes to java, I'd prefer Ant (maybe indirectly by using maven in order to be platform independent. For editing, I never really got to like vi, I prefer eclipse. Reply 5 of 6 cubist Posts: 954member October 21, 2003 10:16AM I use make even for Java, but ant does look more java-oriented. I haven't had time to study it yet.Eclipse looks pretty neat. I'll check into it. Thanks! Reply 6 of 6 jukebox hero Posts: 440member October 21, 2003 2:50PM Lots of companies are beginning to use Intellij IDEA. This runs on OSX, and will be sporting a full GUI dev environment very soon (now?).... Sign In or Register to comment.