Getting Started

You can download the standard version of Eclipse that contains the basic bits for any Java developer to start coding in Java.


Eclipse also has pre-defined packages based on the type of development you want to do with Eclipse.

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These are a few of the popular getting-started documents for someone new to Eclipse:


Getting Help

  • There are many online sources of help in the Eclipse community. First thing to do is create an account so you can use them.
  • Our forums are great places to ask questions, especially the newcomer forum.
  • Open bugs and feature requests in bugzilla.
  • IRC channels are active for some projects.
  • Project mailing list are good source of what is going on in the projects.