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GeneralThe joys of a well designed IDE Pin
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A month or more ago my daughter entered for an on-line course in computer science, for which she had to do a first year course in elementary Java. She struggled with the Java, and I started tutoring her, learning elementary Java as I went along. I found it to be very similar to C++ which I regard as an old friend.

Her professor guided her (and so myself) to use the Eclipse IDE. I found Eclipse to be totally "adequate", but far from "outstanding".

Then I got sucked in by Java and I wanted to learn more, especially the GUI stuff. I worked my way through a book on Java Swing, only to learn I should rather focus on JavaFX, specifically the FXML variant. I stumbled across the book: "The Definitive Guide to Modern Java Clients with JavaFX" by Stephen Chin et al. I bought the Kindle version. One part of one chapter explained how to configure IntelliJ IDE for your first project. These few paragraphs alone made the 26 odd bucks I paid for the book worth while. The correct configuration of IntelliJ I found to be non-trivial for a beginner. I don't think I would ever have mastered the configuring of my first "Hello World!" app without this book.

IntelliJ is such a gem of an IDE - such a joy! The good points are too numerous to mention, but a few examples: In the FXML files it will highlight statements that merely replace defaults. If you have a statement like "Insets bottom=0.0", it will recommend deleting the statement as 0.0 is the field's default value. If you abbreviate "description" to "descr", it will state that "desc" is better grammatically. There are many, many other examples.

Did I mention that I love IntelliJ? Smile | :)
I am not wrong. I am just different!



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