Java Editor and IDE Features

EditRocket, a Text and Source Code Editor with support for over 20 programming languages, includes a powerful Java editor and IDE that strives to make Java development quick, easy, and enjoyable.

The Java editor included in EditRocket includes many tools and features to aid in Java development. See below for information on the Java specific tools offered by EditRocket.

See the General Highlights section at the bottom of the page for more of what EditRocket has to offer.

Java Editor

Java Source Code Builder

With EditRocket, there is no need to sift through pages of Java API documentation. The Java Code Builder has all of this information for you. The code builder includes class and method information on the hundreds of classes in the Java library. Users can then copy the method information to the editor, and a tooltip will display with the method signature. For more information, see the following: Java Code Builder

Java Sidekick

Code Java faster with the Java Sidekick. The sidekick allows users to quickly insert Java related constructs into the text editor with the click of a button or via a customizable keyboard shortcut. The sidekick includes the following constructs: Class; method; main; try, catch, and finally syntax; for loop; if statement; else statement; if else statement; while statement; Inner Class; Inner Abstract Action; System.out.println. The sidekick also includes a Utils tab with options for generating get and set methods and wrapping selections in try catch blocks. Also included in the sidekick is a tab for the Java Method Navigator, that allows uses to jump directly to a method in the current editor with the click of a button. For more information, see the following: Java Sidekick

Java Method Navigator

Jump from method to method quickly and easily with the Java Method Navigator. The navigator parses the editor contents for Java Methods and displays them in a clickable list. Clicking on an item in the list takes the user directly to the location in the editor where the method is defined.

Auto Method Lookup

EditRocket provides both auto Java method lookup, and manual Java method lookup. The auto lookup is fired off when typing a period. If EditRocket determines a Class or variable pertainiing to an Object is located prior to the period, a list of the methods contained in the class are displayed in a clickable list. Clicking on a method inserts the methond into the editor, and displays a tooltip with the method signature. For more information, see the following: Java Auto Completion


EditRocket has the ability to compile Java classes and display the output from the compilation. Simply set the classpath and click compile.

Execute Java Programs

Users can execute Java programs and view the standard and error output using the Tools -> Execute Program -> Execute Java Program menu option.

Execute Ant Build Scripts

Users can execute Ant build script via the Tools -> Ant -> Execute Ant Build menu option. For more information, see the following, Execute Ant Build

General Highlights

Text Editor Text Editor   Coding Tools Coding Tools
  Macros, coding inserts, plugins, syntax highlighting, and more.     Sidekicks, code builders, function navigators, program execution, and more.
Web Development Tools Web Development Tools   Validators Validators
  CSS style builder, HTML tag builder, tag navigators, and much more.     XML, HTML, and CSS validators
Search Tools Search Tools   Auto Completion and Lookup Auto Completion and Lookup
  Regular expression capable find and replace, find / replace in files across the entire file system and more.     Auto code completion, tag completion, and lookup for many programming languages.
File System Browser File System Browser   File Compare File Compare
  Browse files and directories, perform file operations, and more.     Compares files similar to the Unix diff command.
FTP SFTP Client FTP and SFTP Client      
  Connect to SFTP and FTP servers. Browse, upload, download, rename, and delete files and directories and much more.      

Additional Features

  • Syntax highlighting for over 20 programming languages
  • The programming editor behind RazorSQL, a popular database query tool, since 2004
  • File tools such as head, tail, regular expression search, move, copy, and delete
  • Customizable and pre-defined code templates
  • Spell Checker
  • Works with all major operating systems including Windows, Mac OS X, macOS, Linux, and Solaris.