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Can I open an Open-source program in Eclipse [message #1714762] Mon, 16 November 2015 13:27 Go to next message
John Crowell is currently offline John CrowellFriend
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Registered: May 2013
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Hi I'm new to programming and Eclipse.
Trying to learn Java. Can I open an Open-source program in Eclipse an look at the coding to learn.
Re: Can I open an Open-source program in Eclipse [message #1714788 is a reply to message #1714762] Mon, 16 November 2015 16:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell BatemanFriend
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Location: Provo, Utah, USA
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On 11/16/2015 07:51 AM, John Crowell wrote:
> Hi I'm new to programming and Eclipse.
> Trying to learn Java. Can I open an Open-source program in Eclipse an
> look at the coding to learn.

There's nothing you cannot "open" in Eclipse that makes sense to open.
You would do well to follow a tutorial on how to set it up and what it's
for. I would suggest this one:

http://www.vogella.com/tutorials/eclipseide.html
Re: Can I open an Open-source program in Eclipse [message #1714941 is a reply to message #1714788] Tue, 17 November 2015 18:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
John Crowell is currently offline John CrowellFriend
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Registered: May 2013
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I followed the tutorial and this alll I got.

public class Main {
public static void main(String[] args) {
// TODO Auto-generated method stub
}

/* (non-Java-doc)
* @see java.lang.Object#Object()
*/
public Main() {
super();
}

}

I Know there has to be more to it than this
Re: Can I open an Open-source program in Eclipse [message #1714945 is a reply to message #1714941] Tue, 17 November 2015 19:50 Go to previous message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell BatemanFriend
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Registered: July 2009
Location: Provo, Utah, USA
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On 11/17/2015 11:54 AM, John Crowell wrote:
> I followed the tutorial and this alll I got.
>
> public class Main {
> public static void main(String[] args) {
> // TODO Auto-generated method stub
> }
>
> /* (non-Java-doc)
> * @see java.lang.Object#Object()
> */
> public Main() {
> super();
> }
>
> }
>
> I Know there has to be more to it than this

Of course, that's not code from the link I sent, but whatever...

You now know how to set up to develop an application in Eclipse. You
know how to use the IDE workbench, how to consume and even create JAR
files, you know about resources, etc.

Now, for open source projects...

Those will usually be found in a repository like GitHub. As you're new
to both programming and Eclipse, it's a steep curve. You'll want to
download the coding project that interests you from wherever it resides.

http://www.vogella.com/tutorials/versioncontrol.html

has tutorials on using git, GitHub, etc. That's the next step.
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