Features at a Glance

AnyJ The industrial strength Java IDE

Features at a Glance – AnyJ Version 3.0

Highly Productive GUI

Professional IDE with integrated Editor, Build System, Debugger, GUI Builder, Versioning (CVS), Deployment support. Moderate memory and CPU consumption even with large projects (3000 classes and higher).
Feature-rich and intelligent editor. (e.g. sourcecode formatter, ‘format on paste’-option, brace matching, .. )
Intuitive form-based configuration (no endless Property sheets !)
All shortcuts, menus, toolbars customizable
Drag & Drop support (win32)
Type ‘into’ any Listbox or tree to find items
symbolic variables to ease setup, easy and intuitive path editor and file browser
Comfortable document management (back-button, recent-file list, bookmarks, ..)
Lots of crosslinks (e.g. find a selected classname in the classbrowser or file browser)

Coding Assistance, Browsing, Refactoring Support

Easy navigation (jump to the definition of methods/variables with respect to the type of the current expression and class hierarchy)
Automatic ‘import’ statement insertion
Intelligent Context Sensitive help, displays context help by watching the user working. E.g. it displays JavaDoc for a currently edited or selected method or the Documentation of the currently edited Html Tag.
Class Browser, Find and browse all implementors of an interface, Hierarchy/Overridden Method Analyzer, Bookmarks
Global symbol index to locate methods and classes with ease within large projects
Automatic Package renaming
File/Project Browser (zips/jars/classes/packages)
True parser backed (“Intelli*ense”) code completion for Java and Html files
Source generation of …
… required import statements (‘.*’ or fully qualified)
… accessors (add set/get methods accessing instance variables)
… overridden methods
… wrappers (generate methods redirected to an instance variable)
… interface implementation skeletons
… JavaDoc comment skeletons
“Find & Replace” spanning whole directories (optional recursive, “ignore comments“ option)
Advanced search using regular expressions
Templates for faster development and a more consistent implementation style


Uses the JPDA debugger interface standard.
supports source level JSP debugging
step in, step over, step out, continue
Thread list (incl. stack frames of each thread)
‘Current Position View’ shows context of current breakpoint/step position
reliable handling of breakpoints in inner classes
quick stepping (quick GUI update)
Tooltips showing current value of variable in the editor.

GUI Builder

Built-in support for all Swing components, supports the Java Beans Component Technology
Simple and powerful WYSIWYG layout mechanism
Unlimited Undo/Redo
Easy Image management
Generates pure Java Source

Project Management

Flexible sourcecode and library management
Automated configuration and setup by importing/exporting configuration snippets (XML).
Extensive CVS support.
Pluggable JDK and compiler (supports nearby any compiler on the market). Not bound to any proprietary compiler.
No proprietary repository, enables co-existence with other development tools.
Application and bean deployment, automated file copying.
Cross JDK development
(Coding Assistance can use a different set of classes than the test environment). A must-have when developing for embedded systems with reduced API set.
More than one version of the same package can be mounted into one workspace (project).
Build System: Build Clean, Build All, Build changed. Compile selectively directories, files.
Generic interface to integrate external tools.
Integrated Diff tool.

Standard support

supports JDK 1.02, JDK 1.1, JDK 1.2 , JDK1.3, MS-Java SDK
Java Applications, Java Beans, Java Servlets (2.0), Java Server Pages (JSP), Applets
supports the apache tomcat webserver (v3.2)