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icon5.gif  Can I program in JAVA if I downloaded Eclipse for C/C++? [message #920047] Sat, 22 September 2012 13:15 Go to next message
Manuel Malagon is currently offline Manuel Malagon
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Registered: December 2011
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Hi I'm new with eclipse and I'd like to know if I downloaded Eclipse for C/C++ Developers can I develop in Java as well?

I'm a bit confused with this because there are plugins for everything and I fear that because I downloaded the C/C++ version then the IDE is not fully java supported, I mean, that I have to install some extra plugins or download the Eclipse for Java developers.

I don't think is necessary to download the eclipse for java developers and have two eclipse IDEs and open one to program in C and open the other when programming in java, but I don't know. Can I just use the C/C++ version and just install other packages or plugins in order to use the same IDE for both C and java without restriction or conflict?

Thanks for helping!!
Re: Can I program in JAVA if I downloaded Eclipse for C/C++? [message #920123 is a reply to message #920047] Sat, 22 September 2012 15:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell Bateman
Messages: 3153
Registered: July 2009
Location: Provo, Utah, USA
Senior Member

On 9/22/2012 11:15 AM, Manuel Malagon wrote:
> Hi I'm new with eclipse and I'd like to know if I downloaded Eclipse for
> C/C++ Developers can I develop in Java as well?
>
> I'm a bit confused with this because there are plugins for everything
> and I fear that because I downloaded the C/C++ version then the IDE is
> not fully java supported, I mean, that I have to install some extra
> plugins or download the Eclipse for Java developers.
>
> I don't think is necessary to download the eclipse for java developers
> and have two eclipse IDEs and open one to program in C and open the
> other when programming in java, but I don't know. Can I just use the
> C/C++ version and just install other packages or plugins in order to use
> the same IDE for both C and java without restriction or conflict?
>
> Thanks for helping!!

I don't know specifically that you'll be missing very many plugins for
Java, but you could get started by...

a) Installing a Sun JDK on your computer (my favorite source is
java.sun.com, Downloads, Popular Downloads, Java for Developers). The
JDK (not merely a JRE) is what gives you Content Assist and special Java
libraries when you're developing in Java.

b) Wire the JDK up to Eclipse (go to Window -> Preferences -> Java ->
Installed JREs -> Add and go find where you put the JDK).

c) Help -> Install New Software to get anything you're missing (how to
tell? uh, I've not done it this way, so maybe someone else will help).

If you can't understand one or more of these steps, it may be a sign
there are some plug-ins you need. (c) is how to get them.

If you want to do web development in Java, there's even more to get. Let
us know.

Best of luck.

Russ
Re: Can I program in JAVA if I downloaded Eclipse for C/C++? [message #920134 is a reply to message #920123] Sat, 22 September 2012 15:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell Bateman
Messages: 3153
Registered: July 2009
Location: Provo, Utah, USA
Senior Member

On 9/22/2012 1:15 PM, Russell Bateman wrote:
> On 9/22/2012 11:15 AM, Manuel Malagon wrote:
>> Hi I'm new with eclipse and I'd like to know if I downloaded Eclipse for
>> C/C++ Developers can I develop in Java as well?
>>
>> I'm a bit confused with this because there are plugins for everything
>> and I fear that because I downloaded the C/C++ version then the IDE is
>> not fully java supported, I mean, that I have to install some extra
>> plugins or download the Eclipse for Java developers.
>>
>> I don't think is necessary to download the eclipse for java developers
>> and have two eclipse IDEs and open one to program in C and open the
>> other when programming in java, but I don't know. Can I just use the
>> C/C++ version and just install other packages or plugins in order to use
>> the same IDE for both C and java without restriction or conflict?
>>
>> Thanks for helping!!
>
> I don't know specifically that you'll be missing very many plugins for
> Java, but you could get started by...
>
> a) Installing a Sun JDK on your computer (my favorite source is
> java.sun.com, Downloads, Popular Downloads, Java for Developers). The
> JDK (not merely a JRE) is what gives you Content Assist and special Java
> libraries when you're developing in Java.
>
> b) Wire the JDK up to Eclipse (go to Window -> Preferences -> Java ->
> Installed JREs -> Add and go find where you put the JDK).
>
> c) Help -> Install New Software to get anything you're missing (how to
> tell? uh, I've not done it this way, so maybe someone else will help).
>
> If you can't understand one or more of these steps, it may be a sign
> there are some plug-ins you need. (c) is how to get them.
>
> If you want to do web development in Java, there's even more to get. Let
> us know.
>
> Best of luck.
>
> Russ

Oops:

^If you can't understand one or more^If you can't carry out one or more^
Re: Can I program in JAVA if I downloaded Eclipse for C/C++? [message #920920 is a reply to message #920123] Sun, 23 September 2012 12:05 Go to previous message
David Wegener is currently offline David Wegener
Messages: 1336
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
On 09/22/2012 02:15 PM, Russell Bateman wrote:
> On 9/22/2012 11:15 AM, Manuel Malagon wrote:
>> Hi I'm new with eclipse and I'd like to know if I downloaded Eclipse for
>> C/C++ Developers can I develop in Java as well?
>>
>> I'm a bit confused with this because there are plugins for everything
>> and I fear that because I downloaded the C/C++ version then the IDE is
>> not fully java supported, I mean, that I have to install some extra
>> plugins or download the Eclipse for Java developers.
>>
>> I don't think is necessary to download the eclipse for java developers
>> and have two eclipse IDEs and open one to program in C and open the
>> other when programming in java, but I don't know. Can I just use the
>> C/C++ version and just install other packages or plugins in order to use
>> the same IDE for both C and java without restriction or conflict?
>>
>> Thanks for helping!!
>
> I don't know specifically that you'll be missing very many plugins for
> Java, but you could get started by...
>
> a) Installing a Sun JDK on your computer (my favorite source is
> java.sun.com, Downloads, Popular Downloads, Java for Developers). The
> JDK (not merely a JRE) is what gives you Content Assist and special Java
> libraries when you're developing in Java.
>
> b) Wire the JDK up to Eclipse (go to Window -> Preferences -> Java ->
> Installed JREs -> Add and go find where you put the JDK).
>
> c) Help -> Install New Software to get anything you're missing (how to
> tell? uh, I've not done it this way, so maybe someone else will help).
>
> If you can't understand one or more of these steps, it may be a sign
> there are some plug-ins you need. (c) is how to get them.
>
> If you want to do web development in Java, there's even more to get. Let
> us know.
>
> Best of luck.
>
> Russ
I don't believe the CDT version of Eclipse contains the Java Development
Tools feature. You will probably have to install that as a minimum.
You can use the Help->Install New Software wizard to install the Eclipse
Java Development Tools.

Follow Russel's advice to make sure you have a JDK installed and aren't
developing against a jre.
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