But some of the traditional Java IDEs like Eclipse and Netbeans are large, memory-hogging applications. Is there a more Pi-friendly alternative?
For the Pi the pure-Java jar file version is the best option. Simply download the file, move to the download directory, then execute this command in a terminal window:
$ java -jar drjava-stable-20130901-r5756.jar
You could create a desktop short cut which executes the above command for a more convenient single-click solution (note: it can take a little while for the editor window to appear).
A screenshot of the Dr Java editor with a classic Hello World class appears below.
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