What are some alternatives?
Microsoft Visual Studio - Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft.
Python - Python is a clear and powerful object-oriented programming language, comparable to Perl, Ruby, Scheme, or Java.
IntelliJ IDEA - Capable and Ergonomic IDE for JVM
Eclipse - Eclipse is an open source community, whose projects are focused on building an open development platform comprised of extensible frameworks, tools and runtimes for building, deploying and managing software across the lifecycle.
Java - A concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, language specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible