I have a need to review some of our applications configuration and interaction with our back end database.
In this case we will use Eclipse as a client development tool; and use MS SQL Server as our back-end database engine.
Eclipse Installer are available here :-
As of 2019-April, the current installer is 2019-03R.
Supported OSes are :-
- Mac OS X
Unfortunately, the only bitness supported is 64-bit.
32-bit is no longer supported.
The are various packages that are available.
We will be developing in the Java Language and will like to consider ourselves as Enterprise developer and so will chose “Eclipse IDE for Enterprise Java Developers”.
Others who are not targeting J2EE types of applications can likely getaway with “Eclipse IDE for Java Developers”.
We chose “Eclipse IDE for Enterprise Java Developers” and Windows 64-bit as our targeted OS is MS Windows x64.
- Launch the installer
- The “User Account Control” appears
- Please click “Yes” to continue
- Installation Folder
- Please choose the folder to target
- The “Eclipse Foundation Software User Agreement” window appear
- Please indicate acceptance of the Agreement
- Please choose to accept the Certificates
User Account Control
Eclipse IDE for Enterprise Java Developers
Eclipse Foundation Software User Agreement
Once installation is completed, please start the application.
Dedicated to IBM.
In 2001, developed as a replacement to Visual Age.
17 years and running!
- According to Lee Nackman, Chief Technology Officer of IBM’s Rational division (originating in 2003) at that time, the name “Eclipse” (dating from at least 2001) was not a wordplay on Sun Microsystems, as the product’s primary competition at the time of naming was Microsoft Visual Studio, which Eclipse was to eclipse.
- Eclipse was inspired by the Smalltalk-based VisualAge family of integrated development environment (IDE) products.
- Although fairly successful, a major drawback of the VisualAge products was that developed code was not in a component-based software engineering model.
- Instead, all code for a project was held in a compressed lump (somewhat like a zip file but in a proprietary format called .dat).
- Individual classes could not be easily accessed, certainly not outside the tool.
- A team primarily at the IBM Cary NC lab developed the new product as a Java-based replacement.
- In November 2001, a consortium was formed with a board of stewards to further the development of Eclipse as open-source software. It is estimated that IBM had already invested nearly $40 million by that time.
- The original members were Borland, IBM, Merant, QNX Software Systems, Rational Software, Red Hat, SuSE, TogetherSoft, and WebGain.
- The number of stewards increased to over 80 by the end of 2003. In January 2004, the Eclipse Foundation was created.
Good things can happen and stay happening when people come together.
In follow-up posts, we will develop simple applications.