How To Install Eclipse and Get Started

Eclipse is popular for Java application development and Android apps.

It also supports C/C++, PHP, Python, Perl, and other web project developments via extensible plug-ins.

Eclipse is cross-platform and runs under Windows, Linux and Mac OS.

 How to Install Eclipse on Mac OS X

To use Eclipse for Java programming, you need to first install JDK. Read “How to install JDK for Mac OS X”.

To install Eclipse:

1.Goto Under “Get Eclipse IDE 2018-12” ⇒ Click “Download Packages”.

For beginners, select “Eclipse IDE for Java Developers” and “Mac Cocoa 64-bit“.

You will receive a DMG file (e.g., “eclipse-java-2018-12-R-macosx-cocoa-x86_64.dmg“).

2.Double-click the downloaded Disk Image (DMG) file. Follow the screen instructions to install Eclipse.

Eclipse will be installed under “/Applications/eclipse“. (To confirm!)

How do I install Eclipse IDE in windows 10?

Step 0: Install JDK

To use Eclipse for Java programming, you need to first install Java Development Kit (JDK).

Read “How to Install JDK for Windows”.

Step 1: Download

Download Eclipse from eclipsedotorg/downloads Under “Get Eclipse Oxygen” ⇒ Click “Download Packages”.

For beginners, choose the 2nd (or 3rd) entry “Eclipse IDE for Java Developers” (32-bit or 64-bit) (e.g., “” 180MB) ⇒ Download.

Step 2: Unzip

To install Eclipse, simply unzip the downloaded file into a directory of your choice (e.g., “d:\myproject“).

There is no need to run any installer. Moreover, you can simply delete the entire Eclipse directory when it is no longer needed

You are free to move or rename the directory. You can install (unzip) multiple copies of Eclipse in the same machine.

Why is it my favourite? For a few reasons:

  • Eclipse is a powerful IDE with many built in features.
  • Eclipse has an extensive marketplace for plugins.
  • It’s Open Source.
  • Easily sync projects to remote servers over SSH.
  • Nice Git integration.

So, how do you get going with this awesome IDE?

Install Eclipse Oxygen for Java EE

1.Browse to Eclipse Downloads

2.Click on the Download button under Get Eclipse Oxygen.


3.On the resulting page, click on the Download button.

the width (32 bit or 64 bit) must match the width of your installed JDK.  You installed jdk-9.0.1_windows-x64 above, so download the 64-bit Eclipse.

4.Run the downloaded installer using Run as Administrator.

5.Choose the version of Eclipse you wish to install. I prefer Eclipse IDE for Java EE developers for Java work.

6.If the installation fails, try again with realtime virus scanning temporarily turned off. Remember to  turn it on  again when you’re done.

Updated: May 3, 2019 — 7:44 am

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