Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
Generally, a java programmer starts programming with a notepad. To compile
and run a program, a programmer uses javac and java commands at the command
prompt window. Notepad doesnít help a programmer to track the improper java
syntax while programming. This makes programming a bit uncomfortable. Hence,
Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) are developed to provide best
solution to ease the programmerís task. This tutorial explains Eclipse IDE in
the series of topics indexed below:
- About IDE
IDE is a smart editor that equips a programmer with features like editing, compiling, deploying, debugging etc.. IDE abstracts the programming complexities and reduces the applications development time hence it enhances the productivity.
- Starting with Eclipse IDE
This is free and open source, extensible
IDE written in Java. This is one of the most popular IDE used among Java
community. Eclipse Plug-Ins are available for C/C++,Cobol,
PHP, JSP/Servlet, J2EE and many more.
Installing and Initializing Eclipse
To use Eclipse in your system, it is required to download its appropriate
copy along with java runtime environment.
- Creating a Project
This section explains the steps
involved in developing a project in Eclipse IDE.
- Reduce Java Code commenting effort using JAutodoc (eclipse plugin)
Autodoc is a very useful eclipse plugin which helps in generating javadoc style comments very easily. Apart from adding the template for javadoc style