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Hello, this is Chad (shod) with luv2code.com. In this video, I’m going to show you how to install Eclipse on your computer. We’ll actually cover the system requirements for Eclipse. I’ll show you how to download Eclipse then from there how to install it and then finally how to verify your installation.

Time – 00:22
In regards to system requirements, you must have the Jave JDK installed in your computer. You can download this from Oracle website at oracle.com/java. There is also plenty of videos on YouTube and so once you are on YouTube, you simply search for how to install Java JDK and they will help you out with all of those details.

Time – 00:41
Okay, let’s go ahead and get started with installing Eclipse. The first thing we have to do is download Eclipse and you can download it from Eclipse website at eclipse.org. On my browser, I’ll type in eclipse.org, okay and this will take you to the Eclipse main web page and once you are on this web page over on the right hand side there is a link called download, you select download and this will take you to the actual downloads page. This will show you all the downloads that are available for your operating system.

Time – 01:11
Currently I’m using a Macintosh, it will show me a list of options for a Mac. The one that we want to select here is Eclipse IDE for Java Developers, okay. That is the one you want to download and that’s what we will use in this video for actually developing applications. I’ll go ahead and select Eclipse IDE for Java Developers for Mac OSX 64 bit and it will go through the process of actually starting the download and you hit download and it will go through the normal process, okay. This download process will take a bit and I will come back in a second once the download is complete.

Time – 01:49
Okay, great, lets start back up. At this point, we’ve already downloaded Eclipse to our local machine. Now, it’s just a matter of installing it, okay. Depending on your operating system, they may download it as a zip file or as an executable, but you can simply double click it to start it up. In this case, I will double click this file, it’s going to extract everything for Eclipse and it’s going to create a new folder in my directory.

Time – 02:16
Right now this is in my downloads directory and it has Eclipse and all of its actual artifacts and files. What I will do is I’ll actually move this to my main home directory so i can just use it directly from my desktop. I’ll just kind of drag and drop it only here. This is my directory, it has Eclipse and then I can open this up and then there is an Eclipse icon. You can select the Eclipse icon, double click it and that will start Eclipse.

Time – 02:41
It will prompt you for an actual work space. I will talk more about work spaces in a second but for now just go ahead and click okay and this will start up the Eclipse launch sequence. Once Eclipse is loaded, you make it to the welcome page and you can peruse some of the features that are available here. This is actually the overview, samples, tutorials, and what’s new. At this point we are successful with having Eclipse installed on our local computer.

Time – 03:07
In this video I showed you how to install Eclipse. We covered the system requirements, how to download Eclipse, how to install it and finally how to start Eclipse to verify our installation. I’d like for you to subscribe to this channel to keep track of more videos that we have on the Java technology and Eclipse. I’d also like for you to go visit our website luv2code.com to download Java Source Code.

Installing Java Eclipse IDE

This tutorial shows the steps to install the Java™ Eclipse IDE on your computer.

Note: The instructions and screenshots are shown for Mac® OS X® 10.9.5. Adjust the instructions as needed for your computer’s operating system.

This tutorial provides:

  • the system requirements,
  • how to download Eclipse,
  • how to install it, and
  • how to verify your installation.

System Requirements

Before installing the Java Eclipse IDE (Integrated Development Environment), you must have the Java Development Kit (JDK) installed in your computer. You can download the JDK from http://www.oracle.com/java. If you need help installing the JDK, search for and view relevant videos on YouTube that demonstrate how to install the JDK. The JDK requires:

  • Microsoft® Windows®: Windows Server 2008 RS2/SP1, 64-bit (or Windows Vista® SP2) or later with 128 MB RAM and 126 MB+ disk space.
  • Mac OS X: Mac OS X 10.8.3 or later with a 64-bit browser and admin privileges to install.

If your computer meets the system requirements for the JDK, then Eclipse should work.

To Download Eclipse

The first stage of installing the Java Eclipse IDE is to download it from the Eclipse website.

  1. With a browser, go to http://www.eclipse.org.
  2. On the Eclipse home page, click Download to go to the downloads page.
    The downloads page shows the downloads that are available for your computer’s operating system.
  3. In the Eclipse IDE for Java Developers section, because of the Java system requirements, to download the proper IDE, click Mac OSX 64 Bit.step3
  4. On the Mirrors page, click the mirror location to initiate the actual download. (In the screenshot, this would be [United States], but you could select any mirror site you wish.)
  5. Wait as the Eclipse IDE downloads onto your computer. (If you wish, you can donate to the Eclipse foundation.)
    Depending on your Internet connection speed, this may take a few minutes.

To Install Eclipse

After downloading the Eclipse IDE, you can install it on your computer.

  1. If necessary, locate the downloaded *.tar or *.zip file.
  2. Double-click the downloaded *.tar (or *.zip file). (If you wish, you can right-click the file and choose Open.)
    When you double-click the file, a new folder with the Eclipse files in it appears in the current folder (or directory). For example, if the *.tar file is in your Downloads folder, the eclipse folder with its files appears within the Downloads folder.
  3. Move the eclipse folder where you want to access it on your computer.
    For example, you may want to have the Eclipse IDE accessible from your Desktop. If so, drag it from the Downloads folder onto your Desktop.

To Verify Eclipse

After placing the eclipse folder in a convenient location, you can verify that the Java Eclipse IDE works.

  1. Open the eclipse folder.
  2. To start the Java Eclipse IDE, double-click the Eclipse
  3. If you get a security message (Mac OS X), click Open.
    On Windows, depending on your security settings, allow Eclipse to start up.
  4. When prompted for a workspace, click OK.
    For now, the default workspace is fine. Eclipse workspaces are covered in another tutorial.
  5. Once Eclipse starts and you see the Welcome page, to get familiar with Eclipse, look at some of the features that are available: Overview, Samples, Tutorials, and What’s New.

At this point you have successfully installed the Java Eclipse IDE on your computer.

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