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 doesn?t 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 programmer?s 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.