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BlueJ for Mac

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 5.0.0
  • 3
  • (22)
  • Security Status

Softonic review

Excellent teach yourself Java environment for students

If you're new to Java programming then BlueJ is an excellent introductory Java environment designed specifically for introductory teaching.

BlueJ is a fully integrated environment featuring everything you'd expect from a Java environment including graphical and textual editing, a built-in editor, compiler, virtual machine, debugger and interactive object creation. All of this is presented in an easy-to-use interface that's ideal for beginners including a detailed PDF instruction manual.

Indeed, the attention to detail for learners and ease of use is outstanding in BlueJ which is no surprise since it was developed by researchers at Deakin University Melbourne, Australia and the University of Kent in Canterbury, UK. The project is supported by Sun Microsystems so you can be guaranteed that what BlueJ teaches you is officially approved.

Some users have reported instability when compiling code although these problems have decreased with successive releases. If you do get stuck at any stage, there is a Google discussion forum for problems and issues associated with BlueJ.

For those new to Java programming, or for those prefer to self teach themselves the language, BlueJ is an excellent starting point.

Bug fixes:Fixed: Inspectors not updated after codepad statement executionFixed: Resizing result inspector doesn't resize result field displayFixed: Rare incremental parsing problemFixed: Can't construct object with type parametersFixed: Compile and code completion problems with code that extends Swing classesFixed: Scope highlighting broken when inserting inner classesFixed: Auto-layout sometimes inserts odd line breaks

Changes

  • Bug fixes:Fixed: Inspectors not updated after codepad statement executionFixed: Resizing result inspector doesn't resize result field displayFixed: Rare incremental parsing problemFixed: Can't construct object with type parametersFixed: Compile and code completion problems with code that extends Swing classesFixed: Scope highlighting broken when inserting inner classesFixed: Auto-layout sometimes inserts odd line breaks

PROS

  • Fully featured Java environment but easy to use
  • Clean and clear interface
  • Ideal for beginners and those learning Java

CONS

  • May be prone to instability

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BlueJ for Mac

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 5.0.0
  • 3
  • (22)
  • Security Status

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