Chapter 2. Hello Eclipse

Eclipse was created to improve developer productivity and to get results quickly. So let's get started! There are many options for customizing your workbench and setting preferences that determine its default behavior. We start developing the product catalog application using only the installation defaults, and then the remaining chapters in Part 1 explain how to give Eclipse your personal touch and how to set up larger projects.

In this chapter, we'll see how to

  • Install and start the Eclipse workbench.

  • Create a new Java project.

  • Use the Java class wizard to create several classes.

  • Run your application within the workbench.

Installation and Startup

If you have not already done so, download the Eclipse SDK from http://www.eclipse.org ...

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