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Overview of Eclipse IDE

Below is the easy to remember short description of Eclipse IDE

(E)ditor for many programming language

(C)ode Faster

(L)ess Typing with Code Completion

(I)ntegrated Development Environment


(S)yntax Highlighting


Note: ℹ This is not an official expansion of Eclipse.

If you are still wondering what does it means. Please read ahead.

Following are the advantages of using Eclipse as Development tool.

  • providing an open and extensible development environment – open plug-in architecture provides suitable platform for extending it with more specific features and combining it together.
  • cover full/holistic software life cycle (they can develop, build, deploy, and execute applications directly from the – design (modeling), construction (coding) and maintenance (deploying, debugging, monitoring, testing..) tools..
  • Integrated environment – seamless integration

It openness and inter operability through standards and facilitate open source integration.

Following are the Components of Eclipse Platform

  • Eclipse SDK
    • Eclipse JDT
    • Eclipse PDE
    • Eclipse Platform (RCP)
      • Eclipse UI
      • Eclipse File System
      • Eclipse Runtime
    • Eclipse Modeling Framework


The SAP Eclipse Story  –]


  1. Eclipse IDE Tutorial –
  2. OSGi with Eclipse Equinox – Tutorial –
  3. Eclipse Plugin Development Tutorial =
  4. Eclipse RCP Tutorial-
  5. Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF) – Tutorial –

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