On 10/19/2018 9:35 AM, Jack Woehr wrote:
It's not so bad now with PASE and open source.
Even so, a purpose built IDE is much better than a generic editor.
With jEdit, Atom, or any other GUI editor, you *STILL* need a workstation
... why not do the hard work on a workstation (which is going to be faster)
with an IDE that supports immediate compile, syntax checking, context
hints, debugging, etc.
Add to that, if someone has RDi for RPG, Cobol, & Cl development ... they
automatically have a very rich Java development environment.
you have RDi (or just about any of it's predecessors).