Choosing the integrated development environment (IDE) that
best fits the way you work can be vital to a successful application development
project. The Builder Eclipse QuickStart tool introduces you to the open
source Eclipse development
environment. The main focus of Eclipse, in contrast to other open source
consortiums, is to build a robust platform for creating commercial tools. This
slight difference in focus means developers get a managed-release cycle that
more or less meets the advertised dates.

The QuickStart Tool gives you the information
you need to quickly grasp the fundamentals of developing in the Eclipse IDE by
showing you how to configure it to your personal tastes by using the numerous
options available during installation. The QuickStart will show you how to create a new project, create some classes, and
run the program.


Besides describing the options available to developers using
the Eclipse environment, the QuickStart will describe several of the strengths
exhibited by the IDE, including:

  • Great tool set: The Java
    Development Tools (JDT) are some of the best in the industry.
  • Huge developer community: There
    are literally hundreds of plug-ins available for use in Eclipse.
  • Commercial model: From the
    foundation of Eclipse, there is a focus on commercial grade tools so the
    participants have a vested financial interest in making dates and allowing
    employees time at work to spend on the tool.


Perhaps it is time for a change of IDEs or perhaps you are
looking to expand into new languages. Download the Builder
Eclipse QuickStart Tool
to introduce yourself to this popular development
environment and evaluate the possibilities.


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