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Xcode: Accessing Java from Objective C
Authored by: Lizard_King on Mar 26, '04 11:50:19AM

Hard to gloat as a Java developer - still feel like a second class citizen.

Does XCode support full CodeSense for Java yet?



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Xcode: Accessing Java from Objective C
Authored by: Morgoth on Mar 26, '04 12:32:43PM

Good point. Xcode has incomplete support for Java. It's "smart" indenting causes great headaches because the idea of implementing the code of a class in place (as is the requirement in Java) is foreign to it.

What I recommend the bridge for is accessing useful Java frameworks from a Cocoa Objective-C applications. I am using it to develop an application which uses a bunch of Apache XML frameworks to process DocBook files to generate HTML and PDF.

Java developers are in no way second-class citizens on OS X. Neither Windows, nor more Linux distros have built-in support for Java development. At least Apple tried.

If you intend to develop a library or app in Java I recommend using Eclipse. Once you have a library or backend implemeted in Java, developed in a full-featured Java IDE, then it is straight-forward to bring the code into Xcode for integration with a Mac OS X Application you are developing.



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