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Using Eclipse [message #791620] Mon, 06 February 2012 03:38 Go to next message
Michael Rath is currently offline Michael RathFriend
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I am teaching myself Java using the Stanford CS106A videos available through iTunesU. I downloaded Stanfords Eclipse program (Helios?) and am able to run their assignments on it. However, I want to do the problems in the textbook - The Art & Science of Java by Eric Roberts - and cannot get my programs to run on their version. The info on it says the following "Eclipse 3.6 for Mac OS X, Copyright IBM Corp. and others 2002, 2010. All rights reserved." I see a newer version on this site but do not want to trash the version I got through Stanford as I still have about four more assignments.

Is there a way to get this version of Eclipse to allow me to program and run the program on my Macmini OS 10.6.8?

I am really enjoying the challenge of programming in Java but get frustrated when I can't check my work in a run-time environment.

Thanks,

Mike
Re: Using Eclipse [message #791943 is a reply to message #791620] Mon, 06 February 2012 12:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Nitin Dahyabhai is currently offline Nitin DahyabhaiFriend
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Helios SR2 contains 3.6.2, so it should be fine for uses where 3.6 is specified.

3.7.1, however, is the most recent release. Are you saying you're not able to run your programs right now?


Nitin Dahyabhai
Eclipse Web Tools Platform
Re: Using Eclipse [message #791962 is a reply to message #791943] Mon, 06 February 2012 13:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michael Rath is currently offline Michael RathFriend
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I downloaded Eclipse Helios v3.6 from Stanfords download site. They provide assignments and a window for each assignment that is already set up with their Karel robot.

When I input a program to solve a problem from the textbook I click on the running figures above and it pops up the windows for running Stanfords assignments but not a blank window to run my own program. Am I missing a step somewhere?

I hesitate to download the 3.7.1 version until I finish all of Stanfords assignments.

Thanks for the quick response Nitin!

Mike
Re: Using Eclipse [message #791973 is a reply to message #791962] Mon, 06 February 2012 13:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell BatemanFriend
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On 2012.02.06 6:19, Michael Rath wrote:
> I downloaded Eclipse Helios v3.6 from Stanfords download site. They
> provide assignments and a window for each assignment that is already set
> up with their Karel robot.
>
> When I input a program to solve a problem from the textbook I click on
> the running figures above and it pops up the windows for running
> Stanfords assignments but not a blank window to run my own program. Am I
> missing a step somewhere?
>
> I hesitate to download the 3.7.1 version until I finish all of Stanfords
> assignments.
>
> Thanks for the quick response Nitin!
>
> Mike

Mike,

You can download and use Indigo alongside whatever other version of
Eclipse you have. The worst trouble you could possibly have would be
opening a workspace with a later Eclipse, then finding the workspace
converted/modified in such a way that it gave you trouble when using the
earlier version. Keep your workspaces separate if you're worried about that.
Re: Using Eclipse [message #792462 is a reply to message #791973] Tue, 07 February 2012 02:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michael Rath is currently offline Michael RathFriend
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One more quick question Russel or Nitin,

Which version of Indigo/Eclipse? They have twelve to choose from. I have narrowed it down to Indigo Classic 3.7 or Indigo IDE for Java Developers. All I really want to do is write programs for the problems in the textbook as later I will have to go to C++ so I can program iPhones and iPads. Therefor I suspect Classic is the one. Correct?

Thanks for the quick responses!

Mike
Re: Using Eclipse [message #792470 is a reply to message #791973] Tue, 07 February 2012 02:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michael Rath is currently offline Michael RathFriend
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PS: Do I get the Carbon or the Cocoa version for my Macmini with OS 10.6.8?
Re: Using Eclipse [message #792920 is a reply to message #792462] Tue, 07 February 2012 15:08 Go to previous message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell BatemanFriend
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Location: Provo, Utah, USA
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On 2/6/2012 7:33 PM, Michael Rath wrote:
> One more quick question Russel or Nitin,
>
> Which version of Indigo/Eclipse? They have twelve to choose from. I have
> narrowed it down to Indigo Classic 3.7 or Indigo IDE for Java
> Developers. All I really want to do is write programs for the problems
> in the textbook as later I will have to go to C++ so I can program
> iPhones and iPads. Therefor I suspect Classic is the one. Correct?
>
> Thanks for the quick responses!
>
> Mike

If you want to develop non-web applications in Java, download Eclipse
IDE for Java Developers. For web applications, Eclipse IDE for Java/JEE
Developers.

As I understand it, iPhone applications are developed, almost
exclusively on Macintosh OS, using Objective C (and not C++). Eclipse
will not help you there. If you're simultaneously interested in Android,
you might look into Titanium/Appcelerator.

If you wish to mix Java development and C/C++, choose either Eclipse for
Java or for C/C++ and then use Help -> Install New Software to go get
the plug-ins for the complementary coverage you didn't get when you chose.
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