Installing Eclipse on Mac

Introduction

If you want to download Eclipse for your Mac devices, you can do so as the application is compatible with Apple OS. Eclipse can also be downloaded on Windows and Linux operated devices. Along with IntelliJ IDE and BlueJ, Eclipse is one of the best JAVA IDEs to work in currently. If you want to patch Eclipse to JAVA, you will need to download any of the three following packages:

  • Eclipse IDE for JAVA EE Developers
  • Eclipse Classic
  • Eclipse IDE for JAVA Developers

These packages are sculpted as per the specifications of your device. Both 32 and 64-bit variants of the package are available. When you open the download webpage of Eclipse, you will see the version written in small beside every download link to the package. To the right of your screen, you will see the Operating System selector box. It is a drop-down menu that gives you the option to select any OS between Windows, MAC, and Linux. Make sure to select MAC in this case. What you will be downloading from there will be a zip file containing all the necessary files.

Extracting the Zipped File

All the set-up files of the Eclipse IDE are present in the zip files. To retrieve it, you will need a file extractor. Here is a list of some of the better extractors:

There are a lot of good file extractors other than the ones mentioned. Use one of your liking and extract the files from the zipped files onto a directory of your choice. Thereafter launch the set-up file and follow the instructions to start the download process. Choose an appropriate workplace or directory where all your Eclipse IDE projects will be saved. Finish the installation wizard and launch Eclipse. Start coding your first program on the IDE!

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