I am new to linux.

I want to develop apps for Ubuntu desktop and mobile using Java.

  • possible duplicate of What is the best way to develop apps for Ubuntu? – mikewhatever May 16 '12 at 4:27
  • Thanks manish , i just want to use java not python "What is the best way to develop apps for Ubuntu? " says about python ,kindly tell me what are the steps to be taken to develop apps, like what IDE to be used and so on – Manoj May 16 '12 at 4:31

If You wish to use Java, then take a look at Eclipse IDE and/or NetBeans IDE. Also Adroid SDK is available for free, and it uses Java as well.


BTW: read the whole topic before you downvote

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Because Java bytecode is portable, there isn't much difference between writing a Java app for Windows and writing one for Ubuntu. You can use either Swing, SWT or JavaFx for your GUI, and Eclipse as an IDE.

You can also write native-looking apps in Java with JGIR. JGIR will let you use GTK+ 3 to build your application.

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There is a java-gnome project . But, even thought that exists, going with JavaFX still might be a better option to invest your time in.

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  • java-gnome has been superseded by JGIR – David Planella May 28 '12 at 22:30

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