[Java] Useful tools for development

1. JD Decompiler

This project provides many tools to decompile a class file to be readable:

JD-Core is a library that reconstructs Java source code from one or more “.class” files. JD-Core may be used to recover lost source code and explore the source of Java runtime libraries. New features of Java 5, such as annotations, generics or type “enum”, are supported. JD-GUI and JD-Eclipse include JD-Core library.

JD-GUI is a standalone graphical utility that displays Java source codes of “.class” files. You can browse the reconstructed source code with the JD-GUI for instant access to methods and fields. 

JD-Eclipse is a plug-in for the Eclipse platform. It allows you to display all the Java sources during your debugging process, even if you do not have them all.

JD-IntelliJ is a plug-in for… the IntilliJ IDE.

You can find out more and download here.

2. Code Compare

This tool provides comparison for content in individual files or whole folder. The tool is fast, good UI. It have Free and Pro Edition, the Free Edition provides basic features for normal usage.

You can find out more and download here.

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