Installing Eclipse

Next download Eclipse
• Open a browser and go to ‘http://www.eclipse.org
• Click on ‘Download Eclipse’. The versions change over time, just go for the latest stable version.

Eclipse logo

  • Select ‘Eclipse IDE for Java Developers’ and pick the correct version for your operating system
  • Select a download host option, I usually go for the default in this case ‘[United Kingdom] UK Mirror Service (http)
  • If you have the means perhaps you might like to donate to Eclipse to help it continue to provide a world class IDE for you and others to come.
  • Once downloaded extract the contents of the ZIP file to a location of your choice.
  • Go to the location where you placed Eclipse and in the eclipse folder you will find a file called ‘eclipse.exe’.  Double click on the file to launch Eclipse.

Watch a video of the installation:

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Installing Eclipse