Java IDE installation for windows

In this tutorial, you will be learning to download and install the JAVA IDE, Eclipse. 

Eclipse IDE

Eclipse is really the best Integrated Development Environment used for writing java application codes. Eclipse is mostly written in Java and so is easy to work with java applications however with the help of some other plugin applications in other programming languages like ADA, Erlang, Groovy, Haskell, etc can also be developed using eclipse.

Some other IDE’s you can opt to develop java applications are IntelliJ IDEA, Netbeans, BlueJ, JDeveloper, jGrasp, JEdit, Kite, etc.

Now let's move on to the step-by-step guide to download and install Eclipse IDE.

How to download eclipse IDE

  1. Either click on the following link www.eclipse.org or Open your favorite browser and type Eclipse IDE download or in the search bar and hit enter.  There you will get the official website as the suggestion.
    Java IDE installation for windows
  2. On clicking the above link you will reach the home page of the eclipse where you can see the download button as shown in the screenshot below. Click on the “Download X86_64” button.
    Java IDE installation for windows
  3. Click again on the “Download” button.
    Java IDE installation for windows
  4. Now the Eclipse IDE is downloaded into your system.
    Java IDE installation for windows
  5. Now open the download folder where you can see the eclipse IDE is downloaded. 

How to install eclipse IDE

To install the Eclipse IDE

  1. Open the Eclipse  IDE from the download folder.
    Java IDE installation for windows
  2. The following screen will appear when you open the Eclipse IDE
    Java IDE installation for windows
  3. Below the window will appear once the eclipse is opened, you can choose the first plugin which says “Eclipse IDE for Java Developers”. 
    Java IDE installation for windows
  4. Tick the checkboxes saying “create start menu entry” and “create desktop shortcut” first and then click on the install button.
    Java IDE installation for windows
  5. Click on the “Accept Now “ button.
    Java IDE installation for windows

    Now click the “Launch” button.

    Java IDE installation for windows
  6. Clicking the launch button will launch the Eclipse IDE and a window like below will appear on your screen.
    Java IDE installation for windows
  7. Here you can select a directory as a workspace. Two options are
    1. Stick with the default directory and then click the “Launch” button
    2. Using the browse button select the directory you wish and then click the “Launch” button
    Java IDE installation for windows
  8. Following the welcome window will appear.
    Java IDE installation for windows