You can use any text editor to edit the Java Programs. One
of the best environments to program in is called an IDE
(Integrated Development Environment). For training purposes,
you do need to create some programs using a Text Editor and the
DOS compile process.
Warning: Some programs created in different Operating
Systems (Unix, Mac, Windows) may use different end of line
characters. This may cause some editors to read in the
source code differently. A good text editor will take care
of this for you.
Other Text Editors (as of 2008 - I need to update.)
MultiEdit Pro - great text editor.
UltraEdit - great text editor.
Edit+ - http://www.editplus.com/ - Quote from
site, "EditPlus is an Internet-ready 32-bit text
editor, HTML editor and programmers editor
for Windows. While it can serve as a good replacement for
Notepad, it also offers many powerful features for Web page
authors and programmers." Is distributed as shareware
and purchase at $30.
Med - Programmers Text Editor. Free 30 day trial.
$30 for private/educational single lifetime license. http://www.utopia-planitia.de
(German Site I think)