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    I am never using the BlueJ compiler again...

    I just lost points on an easy Java test because the compiler's 1 is the same character as lowercase 'l' and I kept getting a "Cannot find symbol error". RAAAARGH

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    Java comes with a compiler, and best I know IDE's make use of javac.
    If you're IDE is giving you problems, you can always use the tried, tested and true notepad / vi + cli javac to compile.
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    Yeah, that's what I was figuring on doing from now on. For the approximately two years that I've been programming in JavaScript and HTML, I have always used Notepad. I'm thinking of just using the default compiler and notepad from now on, even though my professor wants us to use BlueJ... I don't know why he's practically forcing us to use BlueJ. I'm going to ask him if any compiler will do, or if I should just let him know what I plan on using and have him okay it.

    v_v But I got the test back and I didn't lose as many points as I thought. I ended up having to comment out the offending code and and thus the program had output but it was incomplete, so 75% for me...

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    Woah it posted twice... wtf
    Last edited by Cubefreak101; 01-14-2009 at 02:57 AM.

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    It sounds more like your problem isn't with BlueJ, and is more with the font that it is using if characters are too similar to tell apart. Dig through the settings and look for how to change the editor font.

    I'd also have to wonder whats wrong with an IDE like netbeans/eclipse/intellij, as they are more likely what you will run into in the real world and are much more feature packed than BlueJ.

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    Hm... I didn't think of that. I'm not sure if the BlueJ editor has very many (if any) customization options, but then again, I've never really looked through the settings. I did talk with my professor about using another IDE and said assignments and hw and such can be done in whatever I want, but he wants tests to be done in BlueJ... oh well.

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    It's been way too long since I've used BlueJ to even have relevant knowledge of it, but I've seen similar issues if you pick a bad font in eclipse. While the notepad + cli method works well and I use it quite often for small tasks, a full blown IDE with syntax highlighting, auto formatting, build tools, source control tools, and a nice debugger tends to be invaluable when working with a team or any large project, and is what I think they should really be teaching in classes as my classes have been severely lacking in real world skills and tools.


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