In this post, we will look at Download Eclipse IDE. Eclipse is an integrated development environment (IDE) that supports multiple programming languages.
What is Eclipse?
Eclipse is the most widely used Java IDE for development. Eclipse SDK stands for Eclipse Software Development Kit. Eclipse SDK is free and open-source software. It includes the Eclipse Platform, Java development tools, Plug-in Development Environment, etc.
Operating System: Machine with Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X.
You need to have either the Java JDK (Java development kit) or Java JRE (Java runtime environment ) installed on your machine. JDK is like superset with all the Java features in it. It allows you to see documentation and source code for the standard Java classes.
Java SE 8 or greater is recommended as of now. Note that the latest Eclipse installer and packages only support the 64-bit operating system(x64).
How to install JDK
We can install Eclipse by using an installer or by downloading Eclipse packages.
Browse to the following URL on your browser: Navigate to https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/
Select the eclipse version and the operating system that fits. You can choose either the exe or package. I’m gonna choose the Package for 64 bit Windows 10 platform.
Download and Extract the package to hard disk. You may even pin the eclipse as a shortcut, to the taskbar so that you can launch it easily.
Error if JDK is not installed or PATH not set for JDK on the system.
Mixing 32bit of Java and 64 bit of Eclipse or vice versa.
Next Steps: Run Hello World
Eclipse provides full support for Java software development. This allows you to learn Java with ease. If you plan to do software development in Java, you’ll need to learn Eclipse or some other IDE.