Friday, October 25, 2002 08:54 AM
Your Windows Notepad is just fine if you're not planning to spend too many hours coding... For anything remotely continuous programming work I'd suggest a text editor which implements syntax highlighting, automatic indentation, etc. luxuries.
About the actual modification of the JavaBean class... If you've got the source code, just modify it and recompile. If you've only got the compiled .class file, you need to decompile, modify and recompile. There are a couple of open-source Java decompilers available at sourceforge.net.
Adding a couple of entries (the return value logic of some method) shouldn't be too difficult even if you've never used Java.