JavaDevelopmentOnMacOSX

- Anil Saldhana

 

Unix like tools

  • fink on sourceforge.net provides a lot of tools to install stuff like cvs etc.

 

Subversion

 

 

IM

  • fire on sourceforge.net provides connections to MSN,AOL, Jabber etc.

  • Adium is a great chat client similar to fire. Find on macupdate.com.

  • Yahoo Messenger for Mac is pretty good.

  • Microsoft MSN Messenger for Mac is available.

  • Skype is available on Mac OS-X.  Try to update your version as often as possible.

  • Proteus is excellent http://www.defaultware.com/proteus/ (although for a small fee).

 

IDE

  • Eclipse 4.0 is Ok.

  • JetBrains IDEA 4.5 is ok.

  • NetBeans 3.6 is good also. Good debugging and cvs support.

 

Terminal

  • iTerm on sourceforge is good with support for tabs. This can replace the default Terminal.app

 

Java Console in your browsers like Mozilla

 

SQL/JDBC

 

Other Utilities

  • Quick Silver is a utility that is freely available that can locate apps/files on your desktop with few keystrokes.

  • Launchbar is a similar utility to quick silver, but it seems to be able to index more files and runs faster than quick silver.

 

UML Tools

 

Java 5.0

  • Works fine on Mac OS X 10.4 - much faster than 1.4.2. Can also set as default JVM.

 

Jar Inspector

  • http://www.codeland.org Nice utility that allows viewing and manipulating Jar, EAR, EJB archives. JAD decompiler built in.

 

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