An integrated development environment given to OpenSource by IBM.
Author: Eclipse Foundation Homepage: http://www.eclipse.org Family: EclipseFamily IDEFamily Platform: Sun Java Virtual Machine License: Open source
Written in Java, and should run on any system with a current Sun Java Virtual Machine installed
It used to include a text editor descended from LPEX.
For java programming, this is probably the most popular editor. As with other IDEs (such as JBuilder?, Forte?, and NetBeans), you have to get your java 'project' to compile within the environment, to make proper use of it. If you're struggling with this, stick with it! It's worth it in the end, and going through the painful process will help you learn the way java works.
Several companies are capitalizing on the Eclipse pluggin business: