Eclipse is a multi-language software development environment comprising an IDE and a plug-in system to extend it. It is written primarily in Java and can be used to develop applications in Java and, by means of the various plug-ins, in other languages as well, including C, C++, COBOL, Python, Perl, PHP, and others.[1]



Current version: Galileo, 3.5:

Eclipse IDE is suitable with:

J2EE Development (To use Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers)

Java Development (To use Eclipse IDE for Java Developer)

PHP Development (To use Eclipse IDE for PHP Development)

C/C++ Development (To use Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Development)


Installation/To start:

Jdk requires to install before install Eclipse, in new version of Eclipse 3.5 requires at least jdk 1.5

Just extract the eclipse and copy to some where in your PC

Point to your workspace, create project and develop your application as well.

Screenshot: (Other screens see:

Easy ways/Shortcuts:

Wanna to go every where can start with shortcut: Ctrl + 3

To see all shortcut: Ctrl + Shift + L

Rename on variable/method to change all reference: Alt + Shift + R

Search any file: Ctrl + Shift + R

Go to line number: Ctrl + L

Create View Object (set / get methods): Alt + Shift + S and choose: Generate Getters and Setters


[1] See wiki: