In these days of rapid application development, using plaintext editors like
can be really inconvenient and time consuming. Luckily, there is far better alternative— an Integrated Development Environment (IDE). IDEs are tools that allow efficient code creation and editing, support testing your code from within the editor, and usually also offer debugging capabilities.
At the time of writing this book, there are two IDEs worth mentioning: Eclipse and Komodo. Both support syntax highlighting and coloring, auto completion, creating launch configurations, managing projects and dependencies, and have many other useful features.
It is hardly possible that you have not heard about Eclipse nowadays. An open source ...