Not open for further replies.


Love Tech More than food
i am using Java to develop my applications, and upto now used JFrame builder to make the UI. but its a trial version.

Is there any other software which is free as well.:confused:


Eclipse, Netbeans are full-fledged IDEs for Java but they are a bit heavier on the system resources... There are also some lighter IDEs like BlueJ, etc...



Love Tech More than food
hay i downloaded the eclips for java. IDE but dont need a java editor insted i need a tool to design the interface of java(java frames)(just like in VB, drag and drop). having a jframebuilder but its a demo version.
is there a opensource or freeware for this perpose.
plz i need it a lot.


for drag & drop u can use netbeans as it has very simple JFrame editor with many new features. Also you can use the initial tutorials provide by sun on how to use NetBeans to develop UI using the gui designer. :)


The best way to get the UI you want is going the Hard Way,i.e., writing them down using a text editor and then compiling them. The best IDE for this has got to be BlueJ. There's nothing better than this I bet. Thats how you become a hardcore programmer. Anyways can anyone suggest a good book or source-code site for learning SWT based programming. I've been longing to develop my own Java IDE but at the same time I want the Eye-Candy stuff that comes with SWT just like Eclipse has!!:cool:


In the zone
If you are a beginner and do not know how to use Eclipse or Netbeans then use JCreator. Its very good for Small Applications..

If you have big applications and several different deployments have to be managed together... then nothing better then Netbeans / Eclipse.
Not open for further replies.
Top Bottom