The Force.com IDE is an important tool in the Force.com development arena. You can find the most up-to-date instructions for installing the IDE at the home page for all Force.com developers—developer.force.com.
On the home page of developer.force.com, select the Tools option in the Wiki menu on the left, as shown below.
Figure 132. The Tools link on the developer.force.com home page
Select the link for the Force.com IDE. You will be taken to a page with some descriptions of the latest release of the IDE, as well as a section entitled Getting Started. In this section, you will find links ...