Gild is a simple, yet robust programming environment designed specifically for students and for the classroom. Here are some of its features.
A Complete Java Programming Environment
Tools for Teachers, Assistants, and the Classroom
- Fully-featured Java editor with
syntax highlighting, auto-indentation,
and bracket matching.
debugger which makes it easy
to debug single threaded programs.
- Tasks view that displays compilation
errors and warnings.
resource navigator that doesn't
hide information about the directory
structure of your java projects.
- Ability to quickly backup and
load corsework and materials using
the Export/Import Archived Project
written in a step-by-step manner,
with examples to help you learn
how to use Gild.
- Special File>Open action
(not available in standard Eclipse
2.1) allows users to open files
for editing without the need to
create a new project.
- Drag-and-drop capabilities automatically
load Java source files for editing
when they are dropped onto the Gild
workspace from the desktop.
- Specialized HTML Browser
- Automatically synchronizes HTML corse notes and lecture slides with source-code content
- Automatically opens Java source files in the Gild Java editor, using HTML links in the lecture slides. Navigates to code at the method-level.
- Marker View (experimental) that allows teachers and teacher's assistants to mark Java source code using a standard marking scheme. Marks can be saved as HTML documents to be loaded on the web, or as XML markup that students can load in their own copy of Gild.
- The DrJava
plugin from Rice University
is included with the install. It
allows students and teachers to
enter and run Java code on-the-fly.