|This article relies too much on references to primary sources. (August 2011)|
Screenshot of BlueJ
|Original author(s)||Michael Kölling & John Rosenberg|
|Stable release||3.1.5 / March 29, 2015|
|Type||Integrated development environment|
|License||GNU General Public License|
BlueJ is an integrated development environment (IDE) for the Java programming language, developed mainly for educational purposes, but also suitable for small-scale software development. It runs with the help of JDK(Java Development Kit)
BlueJ was developed to support the learning and teaching of object-oriented programming, and its design differs from other development environments as a result. The main screen graphically shows the class structure of an application under development (in a UML-like diagram), and objects can be interactively created and tested. This interaction facility, combined with a clean, simple user interface, allows easy experimentation with objects under development. Object-oriented concepts (classes, objects, communication through method calls) are represented visually and in its interaction design in the interface.
The development of BlueJ was started in 1999 by Michael Kölling and John Rosenberg at Monash University, as a successor to the Blue system. BlueJ is an IDE. Blue was an integrated system with its own programming language and environment. BlueJ implements the Blue environment design for the Java programming language.
The latest version of BlueJ is 3.1.5 released on 29 March 2015.
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