Today I was working on my Windows 7 testing laptop and I needed to write some Java code for a friend of mine. I didn’t have the JDK installed and didn’t want to download it since it’s probably 70MB and even more if you bundle with NetBeans. After trying to remote connect to another computer in the house thinking Java could be compiled elsewhere on the network, but since I was on battery the processor just wasn’t up to the task, I was left in the dark there.
I was getting ready to go downstairs when I was being silly and I typed in online java compiler into Google. I got exactly what I wanted! An online compiling service. I tried it out and it does exactly what it says it does.
This is a remote compiling service for those who would either like to develop applications and/or applets but aren’t fortunate enough to have access to one of the platforms to which the JDK has been ported, or who just don’t want to go through the hassle of installing the complete JDK. In addition to compiling you can view any compiled applets directly without having to download them to your site first; this should speed up debugging applets a bit.