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Teshi

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Using Atom with LWJGL
« on: October 13, 2017, 17:19:59 »

I've been trying to figure out if its possible but I'm not able to find out any information on how I should go about trying to use the atom text editor with LWJGL. Is it possible? If so how? If not, how come - just so I can learn why.

Thanks!
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KaiHH

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Re: Using Atom with LWJGL
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2017, 20:06:43 »

What you probably meant was: "Can I develop Java with Atom?"

And the answer is: Atom was never meant as a platform for Java projects. There seems to be https://atom.io/packages/java-plus though, but I suspect it to not provide anywhere near of a mature IDE-like experience known from the popular Java IDEs (IntelliJ IDEA, Eclipse or NetBeans).

You very certainly want to use one of the three real Java IDEs when you work with Java and LWJGL.
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Teshi

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Re: Using Atom with LWJGL
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2017, 20:10:36 »

What you probably meant was: "Can I develop Java with Atom?"

And the answer is: Atom was never meant as a platform for Java projects. There seems to be https://atom.io/packages/java-plus though, but I suspect it to not provide anywhere near of a mature IDE-like experience known from the popular Java IDEs (IntelliJ IDEA, Eclipse or NetBeans).

You very certainly want to use one of the three real Java IDEs when you work with Java and LWJGL.

Hmmmm I see, thanks for your input. Out of curiosity what are your thoughts on https://github.com/atom/ide-java/ ?
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KaiHH

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Re: Using Atom with LWJGL
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2017, 20:20:56 »

My guts tell me: 95 commits and 119 stars on GitHub mean: It is immature, not well-tested and basically not used at all for something that wants to be a Java IDE.
But I've never used it, so take it with a grain of salt.

Also: Why are we trying to evaluate the fitness of something like that for Java development when we have mature Java IDEs for well over a decade now. Use them. :)

I'd suggest you head over to https://www.jetbrains.com/idea/ and get a free edition of that. You'll never regret it afterwards. I'm not trying to sell this to you, but what you really want is a nice Java IDE.
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