Top 5 Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to Practice JAVA


IDEs were primarily developed to increase programmer’s productivity by providing an appropriate environment to write code, edit, execute, and debug software programs. The advanced features and functionalities of IDE helps programmers to save a lot of time and money. For core Java programming, there are notable IDEs that give good programming experience. Register on to online Core Java Training get the best out of it.

Though there are lots of IDEs available for Java, aspirants often get confused which IDE to choose. This article gives a clear picture on top five IDEs suitable to practice Core Java Programming.

  • NetBeans

NetBeans, active for more than a decade is an open source IDE and is one of the best environment to practice Core Java. All functions of NetBeans IDE are modularized and are available in packages. Due to this ability to be modularized, independent programmers can extend applications as per their need. NetBeans work on Microsoft Windows, Linus, Solaris and many other platforms that supports Java Virtual Machine (JVM).

  • Eclipse

Eclipse is also a free software, which is popularly used for its auto completion feature. Using Eclipse, the aspirants can develop cross-platform Java applications that can run on mobile, web, or desktop. With plugins, Eclipse IDE helps to develop applications in other programming languages such as C, C++, Perl, PHP etc. Eclipse can be used on Microsoft Windows, Linus, and Mac OS.

  • IntelliJ

Unlike NetBeans and Eclipse IDEs, IntelliJ Ultimate Edition is not a free open source software. IntelliJ with its trendy User Interface, forms the foundational IDE for Android Studio to develop Android applications in Java. Due to its advanced features, this IDE needs a proper license to be used. However, LightWeight designed IntelliJ IDEA Community version is an open version available for free. This IDE is a perfect environment to point out code errors during editing phase.

  • Android Studio

Originally developed on the IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition, Android Studio is a free open source IDE. Andriod Studio has the capability to configure to work with Java Developmental Kit (JDK 6 OR 7). Android Studio can be used on Microsoft Windows, Linus, and Mac OS.

  • Jdeveloper

Jdeveloper being a free IDE, provides a great deal of features to develop Java applications. The coding, debugging, executing and configuring features of Jdeveloper simplifies the work of the programmer. The three highly distinctive editions of Jdeveloper are Java, J2EE and Studio editions.

These are the top five IDEs for practicing/working on Java. If you want to learn more on Java Programming, register on to the online Core Java Training. Experienced trainers will walk you through the relevant training and improve your Java expertise.


Rabins Sharma Lamichhane

Rabins Sharma Lamichhane is the owner of RabinsXP who is constantly working for increasing the Internet of Things (IoT) in Nepal. He also builds android apps and crafts beautiful websites. He is also working with various social services. The main aim of Lamichhane is to digitally empower the citizens of Nepal and make the world spiritually sound better both in terms of technology and personal development. Rabins is also the first initiator of Digital Nepal.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *