For students who wish to jump right in and create an Eclipse project, do the following:
The sections before Hands On cover the important parts of Eclipse and provide instructions for defining a project, building and running a project, and debugging code. Refer to these sections after doing the hands-on exercise to understand the details.
For details on Eclipse, go the the Eclipse web site.
Note: invoking menus varies between PCs, Macs, Linux... The instructions in this tutorial refer to two-button mice on PCs. Use the appropriate mouse command for your platform.
To return to the Java home page, click on the Java Home menu item - or - if your browser still has the Java web site open, just close this page.
Eclipse is capable of much more than editing Java programs. One of the plugins is the EMF-UML application. For students in upper level courses, the UML (Unified Modeling Language) component may be used in class. The UML subtopic (above) links you to a short guide on using the UML component in Eclipse. To install the plugin go back to the Java Home and look under New Students.
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