A big thank you to everybody developing jEdit. I've been looking for an editor that is able to handle ftp directly for ages now, and I never found one that could do the job perfectly. Homesite on windows was pretty convinient long time ago (I don't know about the current state as I'm no longer using windows), but it's ftp functionallity was broken. Same goes for Zend Studio - I've tried every single release and additionally have been chasing them up to get an answer about the misbehavior of their ftp implementation.
I started to use lufs (mounting ssh filesystems) time before to get around this ftp problems and suddenly discovered jEdit. Jesus, besides ftp one of the plugins even manages SFTP! Thats beyond my dreams and I simply love it. I've started switching of ftpd on a couple of servers already;-)
I haven't tried to use it for java yet - I'm loving eclipse for that language, but it's doing a perfect job on every single scripting language I'm using for administrative work.