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IBM's Eclipse is a program that is used to write applications (other programs) in a variety of programming languages. It allows you to complete many distinct program development steps in one place (program window). A program which allows you to do this is known as an integrated development environment, or IDE. The program is free and easy to import onto your home computer.

In this course, Eclipse is used for writing programs in Java. There are several steps that must be completed to set up Eclipse and further steps to start up a new Java project (set of Java components which work together to make up an application). This tutorial explains each step with words and graphics from the Eclipse IDE.

This tutorial will help you to become familiar with the Eclipse IDE. You can navigate through the tutorial step-by-step by clicking on the previous step and next
step links at the top and bottom of each page. You may also use the index to jump directly to the specific step that you wish to review.


I have produced an introductory tutorial and some useful miscellaneous operations on Eclipse.


Here is a brief description of each step in this tutorial. The underlined word in bold is used as the link label throughout the tutorial.
Start The start of the tutorial (top of this page).
Launch Step 1: How to launch the Eclipse IDE.
Create Step 2: How to create a new programming project.
Class Step 3: How to create a Java class in an existing project.
Import Step 4: How to import a file into an existing project.
Run Step 5: How to build and run your program.
Handin Step 6: Handing in your Project

Miscellaneous Operations

Applets Running applets and passing parameters
Importing Importing a file or Project (including a .jar file).
Using Java 1.5 Java 1.5 (also called Java 2, Standard Edition 5.0) implements the enum class. Instructions for setting-up Eclipse to use Java 1.5.