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An integrated development environment given to OpenSource by IBM.

 Author:   Eclipse Foundation
 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:


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