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Introduction to Eclipse

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Eclipse is an open-source integrated development environment (IDE) that can be used to develop applications with a number of different programming languages including Java, C and C++, and PHP. In this course, you'll be introduced to Eclipse installation, different Eclipse development platforms, the Eclipse interface, Eclipse development, and the basics of different programming languages.

Target Audience
Entry-level developers and experienced developers


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Introduction to Eclipse

  • start the course
  • download and install Java
  • install Eclipse for Java development
  • download and install Eclipse for C/C++
  • install a C++ compiler
  • download and install Eclipse for OS X
  • download and install Eclipse for Linux
  • install Eclipse for JavaScript
  • install Eclipse for PHP
  • install a web server
  • recognize the basics of the Eclipse interface
  • recognize the basics of the Eclipse toolbar
  • work with perspectives
  • work with Eclipse preferences
  • describe the development perspective
  • describe the code interface
  • customize general preferences
  • customize code style
  • customize the editor
  • customize fonts
  • work with the Package Explorer and Navigator
  • create a new project
  • create a Java program
  • create a C++ program
  • compile a project
  • run a project
  • to recognize Eclipse as an open-source IDE and understand the basics
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