Right below the bluej icon is the main menu. As you can see, the bluej main menu is much smaller than other IDEs. It only has Project, Edit, Tools, View and Help. The project menu is used to create and open existing projects, the edit menu is used for creating new classes, the tools menu lets you compile your program and the view menu allows you to toggle different windows to appear in your workspace such as the debugger tool.
- [Voiceover] Let's launch the BlueJ IDE.…I'm going to double click the icon on my desktop,…then I'm going to maximize the screen.…In the top left hand corner is the menu bar for BlueJ.…The first menu option is project, this is what we'll use…to create a new project, open an existing project,…open a recent project, and we can even open a project…that was created in another IDE,…such as NetBeans or IntelliJ.…We can also close, save, import and print.…
The next menu option is edit.…The edit menu option allows us to create…a new class, a new package,…add a class from a file and remove.…Next we have tools.…The tools in BlueJ consist of compile, rebuild,…reset the Java virtual machine, use library class,…project documentation and preferences.…Let's take a look at preferences real quick.…Under preferences, I want you to select…the display line numbers.…
That way when we start our coding,…our programs will have line numbers.…It'll make it easier for you to follow along.…I'm going to click okay.…After tools is the view menu bar, which allows us…
- What is an IDE?
- Viewing and organizing files in an IDE
- Downloading and installing different IDEs
- Coding with shortcuts and autocompletion
- Using templates
- Finding and referencing files
- Debugging Java code in an IDE
Skill Level Beginner
1. A Quick Review of IDE Basics
2. NetBeans IDE
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