Eclipse for Java and Web Developers

The Eclipse Software Development Kit (SDK) contains everything you need to build Java applications. Considered by many to be the best Java development tool available, the Eclipse Java Development Tools (JDT) provides superior Java editing with on-the-fly validation, incremental compilation, cross-referencing, code assist and much more.

The new Eclipse 3.2 release features some exciting new capabilities, including:

  • Java 6 support
  • Refactoring scripts
  • Static analysis of Java code
  • Improved code completion and quick fix support
  • Improved usability and performance
  • Support for Mac OSX on Intel and preview support for Windows Vista

For a more complete list, check out the New and Noteworthy.

If you are planning to use Eclipse to build Eclipse plug-ins or Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP) applications, please see Eclipse for Plug-in Developers.

What do you need?

Eclipse 3.2 is required for Callisto. There is no upgrade path from previous versions of Eclipse.

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