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An alternative editor to Notepad or Wordpad

Can you suggest to me the best editor for Java programming, other than Notepad and Wordpad?
Probably the best editor I've seen is SlickEdit's outstanding Visual SlickEdit. It's a complete editing environment that has real Intellisense, code coloring, macros, excellent project support and integration with any build and version control systems you could imagine. Specifically for Java development, it's also got a built-in Java debugger so you can edit and debug out of the same environment! Finally, the best part of Visual SlickEdit is that it's extremely fast. Can you tell which editor I use to get my job done? You can get more information about Visual SlickEdit here.
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If your goal is to primarily focus on writing code, I'm very much a fan of Notepad++. It does a great job of color coding syntax, integrating with external build tools, and it supports many different languages beyond just java. Check it out at http://notepad-plus-plus.org/
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Like michael, I greatly favor notepad++ today.

There are other text editors that may interest you though:

For example: VIM, the editor that seems to be popular with the *Nix crowd actually is available for windows too. 

EditPad Lite - is a lite weight editor that I used almost exclusively as a note pad replacement before I switched to notepad++ it's often just enough for most users.  

Most Recently, I've read interesting things about Atom - a hackable text editor developed by GitHub. 

There are a LOT of notepad replacements and text editors available, many of them free or open source, which one is best for you often depends on what you most need form a text editor.
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Like Michael, I greatly favor notepad++ recently, but there are a few other Text Editors that have caught my eye.

There are other text editors that may interest you though:

For example: VIM, the editor that seems to be popular with the *Nix crowd actually is available for windows too. 

EditPad Lite - is a lite weight editor that I used almost exclusively as a note pad replacement before I switched to notepad++ it's often just enough for most users. 

Most Recently, I've read interesting things about Atom - a hackable text editor developed by GitHub. 

There are a LOT of notepad replacements and text editors available, many of them free or open source, which one is best for you often depends on what you most need form a text editor.

(The comment system doesn't seem to like multiple links, so I could not post the links for you, but they should be easy enough to find via google.)
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Like the others mentioned, Notepad++ is my editor of choice.
Can't be beat for a free editor.
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I’ve been running Linux for years, so I got hooked on one of the Emacs varieties. When I’m running a Windows machine, I stick with XEmacs. Like Notepad++ it has excellent syntax highlighting, and I really like the ability to split the current tab into two sections to view different parts of the same file. http://www.xemacs.org/
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My vote also goes to Notepad ++ without a doubt. 
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