compile java apps directly from notepad++

I have just started learning java. If you are the one like me who believe that IDE s like netbeans ,eclipse are only for coding experts and beginners should stick to  text editors to  learn so many new things without errors in code,  then you can use    notepad ++  which is an advanced text editor and  syntax aware .

But by default you can not compile and run a java application directly from notepad ++ since it is just a text editor and not IDE .

To compile and run java application directly from notepad ++ , we can execute a  saved commands sequence from notepad ++ . For this , we will install NppExec plugin .

Just download the  nppexec plugin and copy it to plugins directory of notepad++ ( or we can just import from notepad++ settings–> Import —>Import Plugin(s) ).

Now within notepad++  main window ,click on plugins–>NppExec—>Execute . Assuming that java bin directory location is C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_02\bin , we will paste the following command sequence in the blank window  and save it with some name.

C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_02\bin\javac $(FILE_NAME)
C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_02\bin\java $(NAME_PART)





Done ! , now we can execute any java code with one click ( plugins—->NppsExec–>Execute–>ok) . You can find any coding errors in the console window .

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