During an internship a first version of jaspis has been created; it is available at http://www.win.tue.nl/jaspis. It is a Java IDE for first-time programmers with a simple interface that doesn't hide the concepts and hassle-free installation.
This version has been tested successfully in Java courses taught at this university. The aim of this internship is to further improve and extend Jaspis without loosing its characteristics of simplicity and sensibility.
Jaspis is highly configurable, since it is based on
ant. New releases
of ant, however, give better support for integrated development enviroments like Jaspis. Jaspis
should support these newer releases.
Jaspis has been built with readily available open source
components. By using qdox Jaspis can easily be extended
with a source browser.
A connection to the Java API is missing.
The user interface of Jaspis has a few glitches or imperfections. There are also incompatibilities with other platforms than Windows.
The trainee can bring in own ideas about improvements of Jaspis.