Eclipse IDE Tutorial
Copyright © 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 vogella GmbH Eclipse Java IDE This tutorial describes the usage of Eclipse as a Java IDE. It describes the installation of Eclipse, the creation of Java programs and tips for using Eclipse. This tutorial is based on Eclipse 4.4 (Luna). 1.1. Eclipse is an open source community. Eclipse projects cover lots of different areas, e.g., as a development environment for Java or Android applications. 1.2. The roots of Eclipse go back to 2001. In 2004 it became the Eclipse Foundation, which is a vendor neutral foundation where no single company has control of the direction. The Eclipse name at this time was viewed by many as declaration of war against Sun Microsystems, the company responsible for developing the Java programming language. With the purchase of Sun Microsystems by Oracle this conflict finally went away. The Eclipse open source project has a simultaneous release every year. 2. 2.2. 3. 3.1. 3.2. 4. 4.1. 4.2. 5. 6. 7. 7.1.