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DrJava on Mac OS X Tiger
Developer(s) JavaPLT group at Rice University
Initial release June 19, 2002; 14 years ago (2002-06-19)
Stable release
drjava-stable-20140826-r5761 / August 26, 2014; 2 years ago (2014-08-26)
Preview release
drjava-beta-20160913-225446 / September 13, 2016; 39 days ago (2016-09-13)
Written in Java
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in English
Type Java IDE
License DrJava Open Source License (BSD-style license)
Website drjava.org

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 2,963,997 downloads as of September 16, 2016.[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 16, 2016. 

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