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DrJava on Mac OS X Tiger
DrJava on Mac OS X Tiger
Developer(s)JavaPLT group at Rice University
Initial releaseJune 19, 2002; 18 years ago (2002-06-19)
Stable release
drjava-stable-20140826-r5761 / August 26, 2014; 5 years ago (2014-08-26)
Preview release
drjava-beta-20160913-225446 / September 13, 2016; 3 years ago (2016-09-13)
Written inJava
Operating systemCross-platform
Available inEnglish
TypeJava IDE
LicenseDrJava Open Source License (BSD-style license)

DrJava is a lightweight Java IDE designed primarily for students and beginners in Java that is actively developed and maintained by the JavaPLT group at Rice University. Its interface has been developed using Sun Microsystems' Swing toolkit and therefore it has a consistent appearance on different platforms. DrJava has the ability to interactively evaluate Java code from a console and to present output as well to the same console. It has many other features that have been designed for advanced users as well. DrJava offers a JUnit test facility.

There have been 3,329,793 downloads as of September 21, 2017.[1]

Version history[edit]

The version history of DrJava, as well as links for downloading the various versions, is maintained at SourceForge.


  1. ^ "Download statistics for DrJava". SourceForge. Retrieved September 21, 2017.

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