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Monthly Archives: July 2010

On our previous article, we tackle how to install Java Development Kit on our Ubuntu system.
If you haven’t JDK on your system you have to install it first. You can follow the tutorial for installing Java Development Kit on Ubuntu through this link.
Now that we have Java on our system we’re installing an IDE so we can code easily.

We have to download the latest IDE from the Eclipse website.
The Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developer uses for JDK EE and the one we’re going to use is the Eclipse IDE for Java Developer uses for JDK Standard Edition.
eclipse-java-helios-linux-gtk.tar.gz

Extract the file to your desktop.
Then move and rename it to Ecplise.

sudo mv ~/Desktop/eclipse-java-helios-linux-gtk /home/greatxam/Eclipse

Install Eclipse using update-alternatives and add the path to /usr/bin

sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/eclipse eclipse /home/greatxam/Eclipse/eclipse 300
sudo ln -s /home/lib/Eclipse/startup.jar /usr/bin

Add eclipse to you Application Menu
Click on System->Preperences->Main Menu
or Right-Click on Application->Edit Menu

On Main Menu Window, click Programming under the Menus column on the left and click New Item.
The Create Launcher window will pop-up.

Then provide the information below:
Type-> Application
Icon-> /home/greatxam/Eclipse/icon.xpm
Name-> Eclipse
Command-> eclipse

Now Eclipse is on our menu, we can lauch it under
Application->Programming->Eclipse

Why we choice Eclipse instead of NetBean or any other Java IDE?
It because Eclipse support the Android platform which use by more mobile manufacturers such as Motorola, Sony Ericson, ect.

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