Eclipse and MyEclipse: Install and Use

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eclipse is a collection of open source projects that was built on the Equinox OSGi run-time. It is started as a Java IDE, but has now has covered static and dynamic languages; thick-client, thin-client, and server-side frameworks and many more.

To have Eclipse IDE for Java EE run on your machine, just do the following simple steps. Firstly, you will need a Java runtime environment (JRE) to use Eclipse, then, download the correct Windows ZIP version from Eclipse download page.

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: eclipse ZIP file ready to be uncompressed

 

Then, uncompressed the ZIP file. Under the Eclipse sub folder run eclipse.exe.

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: launching eclipse

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: eclipse flash page

 

The following screenshot shows Eclipse Java EE IDE

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: eclipse Java EE IDE in action

 

MyEclipse is a comprehensive J2EE IDE and Web development tool suite for the Eclipse open-source platform. MyEclipse is the Eclipse plugin-based solution for all your UML, AJAX, Web, Web Services, J2EE, JSP, XML, Struts, JSF, Java Persistence, EJB, extended database support and application server integration needs.

In the following steps with screenshots we are going to try MyEclipse for Spring. We are using the trial version. You have to make sure that your Internet line and bandwidth is OK because all will be done online. Go to MyEclipse for Spring download page. Click the link of the free 30-day trial of MyEclipse for Spring.

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: downloading MyEclipse for Spring IDE

 

Accept the license agreement and click the bottom box with download button.

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: Downloading MyEclipse for Spring IDE

 

In this case we select the All preset version and then click download button.

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: Selecting MyEclipse All preset version

 

Just wait the Pulse Update.

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: MyEclipse for Spring IDE download in progress

 

The installation should begin.

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: MyEclipse IDE download still in progress

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: MyEclipse IDE download in progress - fetching is complete

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: committing the provisioning operation

 

When the installation was completed, the short cut should be visible from Windows short-cut menu. Launch MyEclipse for Spring x.x.

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: MyEclipse for Spring Windows shortcut menus

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: MyEclipse IDE splashing screen

Set the workspace and click OK. You can set this as the default for all the next workspaces.

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: setting the project workspace

 

Prompt to go to Software and Workspace Center. In this case we go to Software and Workspace Center by clicking Show Center button.

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: Prompt option for software and workspace center

The Software and Workspace Center (SWC) is loading.

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: the Software and workspace center is loading

 

MyEclipse Configuration Centre: Welcome page.

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: MyEclipse Software and Workspace Center welcome page

 

MyEclipse Configuration Centre: Dashboard.

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: MyEclipse Software and Workspace Center dashboard page

 

MyEclipse Configuration Centre: Software page.

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: MyEclipse Software and Workspace Center Software page

 

MyEclipse Configuration Centre: Collaboration page.

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: MyEclipse Software and Workspace Center Collaboration page

 

MyEclipse Configuration Centre: Subscription page.

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: MyEclipse Software and Workspace Center Subscription page

 

Checking the available updates from Dashboard. In this case we have two. Click the Apply 2 changes button.

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: MyEclipse Software and Workspace Center - selecting the Add-ons to be downloaded

 

The updating process will begin.

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: MyEclipse Pulse Explorer

 

Accept the so many license agreements and click Next.

 

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: MyEclipse Pulse Explorer license agreements

 

Click the Update button.

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: Add-ons download summary page

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: Add-on download in progress

 

There are many links and locations that display the status.

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: Add-on download status

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: Another Add-on download status

 

The update process also can be run in background.

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: Add-on download can also be done in background

 

And also the details.

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: Add-on download details

 

There is also download optimization with useful recommendations.

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: Add-on download optimization

 

Finally you need to restart MyEclipse.

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: Add-on download finished that need MyEclipse restart

 

The following screenshot shows a very nice MyEclipse IDE.

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: MyEclipse IDE in action

 

In the next steps we are going to open existing project in MyEclipse. Click File > Import menu.

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: Invoking the File > Import menu

 

Then, select Existing projects into Workspace and click Next

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: Importing existing project into Workspace

 

Click Browse for Select root directory.

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: Browsing the existing project root directory

 

Select the existing root project directory and click OK.

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: Selecting the existing root project directory

 

Click the Finish button to complete the existing project import.

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: Finishing the importing project into the current workspace

 

The importing the existing project into the current workspace is in progress.

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: Importing the existing project into current workspace is in progress

 

The existing project fully imported into the current workspace.

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: The existing project fully imported into the current workspace

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: Invoking the Run menu to run the project

 

Another way to invoke the Run command: Select the project root folder in Package window > select Run As > select java Application.

 

Eclipse and MyEclipse IDE: Another way to invoke the Run menu to run the project

 

 

 


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