Eclipse Introduction

Eclipse is a cross-platform IDE developed by the Eclipse Foundation. It came in the year 2001 and is currently the most widely used Java IDE. It is used for developing applications in Java, Ruby, C, C++, etc.  Eclipse is free to download and released under the Eclipse Public License (EPL). Under Eclipse Introduction, we will discuss Eclipse, its version history, and its features.

Eclipse IDE Version History

Here’s the version history,

Eclipse IDEVersionRelease
-32004
-3.12005
Callisto3.22006
Europa3.32007
Ganymede3.42008
Galileo3.52009
Helios3.62010
Indigo3.72011
Juno3.8 & 4.22012
Kepler4.32013
Luna4.42014
Mars4.52015
Neon4.62016
Oxygen4.72017
Photon4.82018 (to be released)

Features

Here are the features of Eclipse,

Open Source: Eclipse is an open-source IDE, which is freely available. Go to its official website, download and install for free.

Rich Client Platform: Eclipse provides the Rich Client Platform (RCP) for developing general purpose applications.

Eclipse Workbench: It includes views, editors, perspectives, etc.

Extensions: Eclipse has a lot of extensions, which help in integration and support for Python, Android, jQuery, etc.

Plugins: Eclipse supports a lot of plugins. You can also write your own plug-ins using the Plug-in Development Environment (PDE).

Eclipse Marketplace: A universe of extensions and plugins is provided by Eclipse at the Marketplace.

Tools: Eclipse provides tools to help you in analyzing your code, managing, refactoring it, etc. It also has plugins for defect detection, automatically correcting code quality defects, etc

Accessibility: Eclipse takes care of the users with restricted mobility, and partial impairment and provides the IDE access using a keyboard. With that, you can use screen-reader software to hear what is written.

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