Software : Eclipse Foundation : Eclipse

Eclipse

Version
(as of 10/22/2014)
4
Platforms
LicenseOpen Source
CategoryProgramming

Software Overview

Main Features

  • Free IDE for application development
  • Natively supports Java
  • Highly extensible
  • Customizable workspace
  • Easily integrates with version control systems

Eclipse is a free IDE that allows you to develop and debug software applications. It is available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Eclipse is primarily used to develop Java software, but it can be used for other programming languages as well. For example, Eclipse has distributions used for developing C/C++ and PHP software. The program is based on Equinox technology, which provides a plugin system for extending the base software.

Below is a list of the major Eclipse distributions:

Eclipse's plugin framework makes it easy to install additional features. For example, you can also add support for languages such as Fortran, JavaScript, Perl, Ruby, Groovy, and Python with readily available plugins. Additionally, you can create your own plugins and share with other users.

If you are looking for a good, free Java IDE, Eclipse is a great development tool. If you develop applications in languages other than Java, there may be better options available.

Supported File Types


Primary file extension

.PROJECT – Eclipse Project Settings File

Other file extensions used by Eclipse 4

Supported File Types
.BUILDPATHEclipse Build Path File
.CC/C++ Source Code File
.CPPC++ Source Code File
.CSSCascading Style Sheet
.GROOVYGroovy Source Code File
.HC/C++/Objective-C Header File
.HPPC++ Header File
.HTMLHypertext Markup Language File
.JAVAJava Source Code File
.JSJavaScript File
.JSPJava Server Page
.MKMakefile
.PHPPHP Source Code File
.PLPerl Script
.PROPERTIESJava Properties File
.PYPython Script
.RBRuby Source Code
.XMLXML File
Additional Related File Formats
.ALXBlackBerry Application Loader XML File
.AP_ADT Android Developer Package
.APPLETEclipse Java Applet Policy File
.BSHBeanShell Script
.CLASSJava Class File
.CXXC++ Source Code File
.DITADITA Document
.DITAMAPDITA Topic Map File
.EXLJSDAI Inclusion or Exclusion List
.FXMLFXML Source Code File
.GVYGroovy Source Code File
.HXXC++ Source Code Header File
.IPPInline Guard Macro File
.JJava Source File
.JARJava Archive File
.JAVJava Source File
.JSPFJava Server Page Fragment
.NSHNSIS Header File
.NSINSIS Script
.PHP3PHP 3 Web Page
.SHBash Shell Script
.SVN-BASESubversion Base File
.SYMSymbols File
.TLDTag Library Descriptor File
.UMLUML Data Object Model
.UMLCLASSUML Class Model
.XMIXML Metadata Interchange File

Updated: October 22, 2014