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DrJava Stable Release 20130901-r5756

Available for download at http://drjava.org .

DrJava is a lightweight programming environment for Java designed to foster test-driven software development. It includes an intelligent program editor, an interactions pane for evaluating program text, a source level debugger, and a unit testing tool.

In addition to bug fixes, this stable release includes a number of new features introduced after the last stable release:... read more

Posted by Robert Cartwright 2013-09-01

DrJava Stable Release 20120818-r5686

Available for download at http://drjava.org .

DrJava is a lightweight programming environment for Java designed to
foster test-driven software development. It includes an intelligent
program editor, an interactions pane for evaluating program text, a
source level debugger, and a unit testing tool.

In addition to bug fixes, this stable release supports Java 7 in addition
to Java 5 and 6. It is nearly identical to the previous beta release.

Posted by Robert Cartwright 2012-08-18

drjava-beta-20110822-r5448

Available for download at http://drjava.org .

DrJava is a lightweight programming environment for Java designed to
foster test-driven software development. It includes an intelligent
program editor, an interactions pane for evaluating program text, a
source level debugger, and a unit testing tool.

In addition to bug fixes, this beta release
includes a two new features introduced after the last
development release:... read more

Posted by Robert Cartwright 2011-08-23

DrJava Development Release 20110205-r5425

Available for download at http://drjava.org .

DrJava is a lightweight programming environment for Java designed to
foster test-driven software development. It includes an intelligent
program editor, an interactions pane for evaluating program text, a
source level debugger, and a unit testing tool.

In addition to bug fixes, this development release includes a number
of new features introduced after the last stable release:... read more

Posted by Mathias Ricken 2011-02-05

DrJava Stable Release 20100913-r5387

Available for download at http://drjava.org .

DrJava is a lightweight programming environment for Java designed to
foster test-driven software development. It includes an intelligent
program editor, an interactions pane for evaluating program text, a
source level debugger, and a unit testing tool.

This stable release represents an update to the previous stable
release, providing a bug fix for three issues that proved to be
inconvenient for users.... read more

Posted by Mathias Ricken 2010-09-13

DrJava Stable Release 20100816-r5366

Available for download at http://drjava.org .

DrJava is a lightweight programming environment for Java designed to
foster test-driven software development. It includes an intelligent
program editor, an interactions pane for evaluating program text, a
source level debugger, and a unit testing tool.

In addition to bug fixes, this stable release includes a number of new
features introduced after the last beta release:... read more

Posted by Mathias Ricken 2010-08-16

DrJava Beta Release 20100711-r5314

Available for download at http://drjava.org .

DrJava is a lightweight programming environment for Java designed to
foster test-driven software development. It includes an intelligent
program editor, an interactions pane for evaluating program text, a
source level debugger, and a unit testing tool.

In addition to bug fixes in anticipation of the next stable release,
this beta release includes a number of new features introduced after
the last beta release:... read more

Posted by Mathias Ricken 2010-07-12

DrJava Reaches One Million Download Milestone

The JavaPLT group is pleased to announce that DrJava recently passed the milestone of one million downloads since its inception as a SourceForge open source project in 2002. The DrJava developers want to thank all the users of DrJava for making the project so successful.

DrJava is a lightweight integrated development environment (IDE) for writing Java programs. It is designed primarily for students, providing an intuitive interface and the ability to interactively evaluate Java code in an “Interactions Pane”. It also includes powerful features for more advanced users including the DrJava developers. DrJava is freely distributed under the BSD License, and it is still under active development by the JavaPLT group at Rice University.... read more

Posted by Mathias Ricken 2010-05-12

DrJava Beta Release 20100507-r5246

A new DrJava beta release is available for download at http://drjava.org .

DrJava is a lightweight programming environment for Java designed to
foster test-driven software development. It includes an intelligent
program editor, an interactions pane for evaluating program text, a
source level debugger, and a unit testing tool.

In addition to bug fixes in anticipation of the next stable release,
this beta release includes a number of new features introduced after
the last beta release:... read more

Posted by Mathias Ricken 2010-05-07

DrJava Beta Release 20100415-r5220

A new DrJava beta release is available for download at http://drjava.org .

DrJava is a lightweight programming environment for Java designed to
foster test-driven software development. It includes an intelligent
program editor, an interactions pane for evaluating program text, a
source level debugger, and a unit testing tool.

In addition to bug fixes in anticipation of the next stable release,
this beta release includes a number of new features introduced after
the last stable release:... read more

Posted by Mathias Ricken 2010-04-15

DrJava Development Release 20091021

A new DrJava development release is
available for download at http://drjava.org .

DrJava is a lightweight programming environment
for Java designed to foster test-driven software
development. It includes an intelligent program editor,
an interactions pane for evaluating program text, a
source level debugger, and a unit testing tool.

In addition to bug fixes, this development release
includes a number of new features introduced after the
last stable release:... read more

Posted by Mathias Ricken 2009-10-28

DrJava Stable Release 20090821

Available for download at http://drjava.org .

DrJava is a lightweight programming environment
for Java designed to foster test-driven software
development. It includes an intelligent program editor,
an interactions pane for evaluating program text, a
source level debugger, and a unit testing tool.

In addition to bug fixes, this stable release includes
a number of new features introduced after the last
stable release:... read more

Posted by Mathias Ricken 2009-08-21

DrJava Beta Release 20090803

Available for download at http://drjava.org .

DrJava is a lightweight programming environment
for Java designed to foster test-driven software
development. It includes an intelligent program editor,
an interactions pane for evaluating program text, a
source level debugger, and a unit testing tool.

In addition to bug fixes in anticipation of the
next stable release, this second beta release
includes a number of new features introduced after
the last beta release:... read more

Posted by Mathias Ricken 2009-08-04

AP CS GridWorld Case Study Instructions

We now have instructions on how to use DrJava with the
AP CS GridWorld Case Study on our website at
http://drjava.org/index-apcs.html
Pre-made DrJava project files are also available.

DrJava is a lightweight programming environment
for Java designed to foster test-driven software
development. It includes an intelligent program editor,
an interactions pane for evaluating program text, a
source level debugger, and a unit testing tool. ... read more

Posted by Mathias Ricken 2009-07-14

DrJava Beta Release 20090505

Available for download at http://drjava.org .

DrJava is a lightweight programming environment
for Java designed to foster test-driven software
development. It includes an intelligent program editor,
an interactions pane for evaluating program text, a
source level debugger, and a unit testing tool.

In addition to bug fixes, this beta release includes
a number of new features introduced after the last
stable release:... read more

Posted by Mathias Ricken 2009-05-05

DrJava Development Release 20090402

DrJava development release drjava-20090402-r4864 has been posted.

Release Notes:

Available for download at http://drjava.org . In addition to bug fixes, this release includes a number of new features: Default imports for the Interactions Pane, inner classes as main class for projects, Javadocs and auto-completion for JUnit, Javadocs and auto-completion for user-defined libraries ("Additional Javadoc URLs"), automatic trace and array element watches in the debugger, and an automatic update feature that downloads new versions of DrJava automatically.... read more

Posted by Mathias Ricken 2009-04-02

DrJava Development Release 20090220

DrJava is a lightweight programming environment for Java designed to foster test-driven software development. It includes an intelligent program editor, an interactions pane for evaluating program text, a source level debugger, and a unit testing tool.

Available for download at http://drjava.org . This development release re-introduces the work-around for "cannot read zip file entry" errors occurring when Windows exe users attempt to compile using javac 1.6.0_04+. This fix had accidentally been removed in the last development release.

Posted by Mathias Ricken 2009-02-20

DrJava Development Release 20090216

DrJava is a lightweight programming environment for Java designed to foster test-driven software development. It includes an intelligent program editor, an interactions pane for evaluating program text, a source level debugger, and a unit testing tool.

Available for download at http://drjava.org. This development release contains some new features and several bug fixes that improve performance and stability. Most notable is the ability to close the System.in stream in the Interactions Pane.... read more

Posted by Mathias Ricken 2009-02-16

DrJava Eclipse Plug-in 20090115

This update to the DrJava Eclipse plug-in integrates bug fixes, performance improvements, and new features added to DrJava over the last two years. Significantly, the Interactions interpreter has been rewritten to fully support generics, type inference, and other Java 5 features. The plug-in also improves compatibility with the latest versions of Eclipse.

CHANGED INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Unzip drjava-eclipse-20090115-r4708.zip to access the plug-in jar file: edu.rice.cs.drjava_0.9.9.20090115-r4708.jar. Copy the plug-in jar to your Eclipse installation's plug-in directory. Additional packaging (README, etc.) may be discarded.... read more

Posted by Dan Smith 2009-01-15

DrJava: Stable Update 20080904

DrJava is a lightweight programming environment for Java designed to foster test-driven software development. It includes an intelligent program editor, an interactions pane for evaluating program text, a source level debugger, and a unit testing tool.

Available for download at http://drjava.org. This is a minor update to the recent stable release, fixing a bug in the execution of unit tests.

Notes from the original stable release (20080828):... read more

Posted by Dan Smith 2008-09-05

DrJava Stable Release 20080828

Available for download at http://drjava.org. This release incorporates a number of improvements since the last DrJava stable release.

Most prominently, a bug in JDK 1.6.0_04+ has rendered previous stable versions of "drjava.exe" unusable when compiling with affected JDKs (a "Cannot read zip file entry" error will occur). This release addresses the issue.

Major new features include i) an improved Interactions interpreter with full support for generics and ii) integrated support for external-process-based tools. Performance of "Find Next" and "Find All" has been dramatically improved, as well as the performance of auto-indenting.... read more

Posted by Dan Smith 2008-08-28

DrJava Beta Release 20080820

Available for download at http://drjava.org. This beta release incorporates a number of improvements since the last DrJava stable release.

Most prominently, a bug in JDK 1.6.0_04+ has rendered previous stable versions of "drjava.exe" unusable when compiling with affected JDKs (a "Cannot read zip file entry" error will occur). This release addresses the issue.

Major new features include an improved Interactions interpreter with full support for generics and integrated support for external-process-based tools. Performance of "Find Next" and "Find All" has been dramatically improved, as well as the performance of auto-indenting.... read more

Posted by Dan Smith 2008-08-20

DrJava Development Release 20080717

Available for download at http://drjava.org. This development release includes a complete, transparent workaround for "cannot read zip file entry" errors occurring when Windows exe users attempt to compile using javac 1.6.0_04+. The workaround removes drjava.exe from the class path and replaces it with a temporary junit.jar file.

To help the DrJava development team determine which platforms users are currently running on, this release includes a simple system configuration survey, which appears on initial startup.... read more

Posted by Dan Smith 2008-07-17

Latest Development Release Removed

Due to problems in the new interpreter that was introduced in January 2008, the latest development release has been removed from DrJava's main page. It is still available through SourceForge:

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=44253&package_id=36727&release_id=592357

Posted by Mathias Ricken 2008-07-08

DrJava Development Release Update: 20080415

An update to last week's development release has been posted. This release packages the OS X application as a tar/gzip archive rather than a zip archive, due to reports of file-permission problems on some systems. It also includes an automatic update-checking facility.

Posted by Dan Smith 2008-04-15