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.
Then, uncompressed the ZIP file. Under the Eclipse sub folder run eclipse.exe.
The following screenshot shows Eclipse Java EE IDE
MyEclipse is a comprehensive J2EE IDE and Web development tool suite for the Eclipse open-source platform. MyEclipse is the Eclipse plug-in-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.
Accept the license agreement and click the bottom box with download button.
In this case we select the All preset version and then click download button.
Just wait the Pulse Update.
The installation should begin.
When the installation was completed, the short cut should be visible from Windows short-cut menu. Launch MyEclipse for Spring x.x.
Set the workspace and click OK. You can set this as the default for all the next workspaces.
Prompt to go to Software and Workspace Center. In this case we go to Software and Workspace Center by clicking Show Center button.
The Software and Workspace Center (SWC) is loading.
MyEclipse Configuration Centre: Welcome page.
MyEclipse Configuration Centre: Dashboard.
MyEclipse Configuration Centre: Software page.
MyEclipse Configuration Centre: Collaboration page.
MyEclipse Configuration Centre: Subscription page.
Checking the available updates from Dashboard. In this case we have two. Click the Apply 2 changes button.
The updating process will begin.
Accept the so many license agreements and click Next.
Click the Update button.
There are many links and locations that display the status.
The update process also can be run in background.
And also the details.
There is also download optimization with useful recommendations.
Finally you need to restart MyEclipse.
The following screenshot shows a very nice MyEclipse IDE.
In the next steps we are going to open existing project in MyEclipse. Click File > Import menu.
Then, select Existing projects into Workspace and click Next
Click Browse for Select root directory.
Select the existing root project directory and click OK.
Click the Finish button to complete the existing project import.
The importing the existing project into the current workspace is in progress.
The existing project fully imported into the current workspace.
Another way to invoke the Run command: Select the project root folder in Package window > select Run As > select java Application.