can I use XCode for Java SDK?

in Mac Software edited January 2014
I'm completely new to this programming stuff, but I was wondering if I could use XCode in replacement for learning java programming... or... am I just pathetically stupid? LOL


  • Reply 1 of 2
    kickahakickaha Posts: 8,760member
    Nope, Java development is fully supported in Xcode.
  • Reply 2 of 2
    I hate to go against the grain here, but if you are just starting Java development, you might want to check out BlueJ. It's completely free ( ), and I find it a great little IDE for Java objects.

    I like BlueJ because it can instantiate single objects and you can manually pass arguments to methods, which I find a great help when debugging programs. In other words, you don't have to keep creating 'debug' main methods when testing your programs.

    Once you start coding more robust programs then you'll want to move to XCode, but I personally feel BlueJ is a great place to start Java coding. Also, BlueJ itself is coded in Java so any platform that runs Java can also run BlueJ.
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