Eclipse IDE(Integrated Development Environment) is probably the open source and free IDE’s.For Java it’s best.. due to a lot of functionality,good navigation and GUI Design.Eclipse platform is perfectly modular so After installing Eclipse-Platform(developed by IBM) you can install any other components/toolkits to increase it’s functionality.e.g by adding JDT(Java Development Tools) packages you can enjoy java programming with Eclipse,similarly CDT(C/C++ Development Tools) for C/C++ fun.There are lot of Eclipse versions are available for different programming language e.g for web development(As you see in the above screenshot) java script version of Eclipse is also available,For PHP developers ,a dedicated PHP version is available and. ..so on.Some Developers says Eclipse is very complex and not recommended for beginners ,sure there is little trade off between the functionality and complexity but overall it’s not so tough and free tutorials/whitepapers are available on internet,to increase the fun of programming in Eclipse.
Installing Eclipse in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat
In Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat the Ubuntu Software Center is a good place to install and manage applications without any hassle,specially for beginners who don’t have any previous experience with GNU/Linux based operating system e.g Ubuntu 10.10.On the other hand if you want some more details about the package then Synaptic Package Manager is recommended.
From Ubuntu Software Center(or Synaptic package manager)
Go to Ubuntu Software Center and search for ‘eclipse’ and click on install(see the snapshot) to begin the installation procedure.Wait for the installation to complete and then go to Applications->Programming->Eclipse to load the Eclipse IDE Platform.
Alternative Method to install Eclipse on Ubuntu 10.10
Another simple method to install any version of Eclipse IDE is to download the Required packages from the Eclipse’s official website(Link is given below) and extract it to the required directory.
#1. Download the Eclipse IDE
#2. Extract the archive to any directory.Then create a shortcut on the desktop or in the menu to access it,other ways to open eclipse is “click on the file the you want to open with eclipse and select open with and locate the executable,don’t forget to check the box which says remember this application for selected file type”.
What is Geany ?
Geany is a text editor based on GTK2 toolkit with some extra features i.e the features of an integrated development environment(IDE).It is an open source and free application available for Linux(Ubuntu,Linux Mint,Debian,Fedora..) as well as for Windows and Mac.Geany is a light and fast IDE,with little dependencies.
- Basic Features of Geany IDE
- code folding
- syntax highlighting
- auto closing of *ML(XML,HTML,..) tags
- code navigation
- plugin interface
- symbol lists
- Build system to compile and execute your code
Installing Geany in Ubuntu
You can install Geany in two ways either by command line or from synaptic package manager by adding a package source,because geany has not been added into default packages.
From Synaptic package Manager
Open the Synaptic Package Manager(Enter your Password,if required).Then click on Settings->Repositories.A new window with the Name Software Soruces will appear.Click on Other Software Tab.Next,click on +Add button to add software source,now it will ask for APT Line.Type
in APT line and click on Add Source button.That’s all..Now update the package information by clicking on Reload button(in Synaptic Package Manager).Then search for ‘geany’ and mark the selected package for installation.Click on Apply to install.
Manual Installation of Geany on Ubuntu
Download The Package from the link given below.
Then open the file with Gdebi Installer and then click on ‘install package’ to begin the installation.Wait for the installation to complete.
After installing the Geany,you can find it in Applications->Programming->Geany.
The aim of this post is to introduce you with some of the best open source IDE(Integrated Development Environment) for programming in Java.I found these IDE very useful for java programming-
BlueJ is a integrated java environment developed at a university.BlueJ was specifically designed for teaching java so it’s recommended for beginners.BlueJ is available free and you can download it from it’s official website(Link is specified Below).
Features of BlueJ
- Fully Integrated Development Environment
- graphical class structure display
- built in editor,compiler,virtual machine(JVM),debugger..etc
- interactive object creation/calls
- easy to use interface,so it’s ideal for beginners
- interactive testing
Windows users can download ‘bluejsetup-302.exe’ package,and it can be installed usually(Double Click).If you are using Ubuntu then follow the link given below.
How to install BlueJ on Ubuntu
Eclipse IDE is well known as Java IDE but it’s extensible due to plugins available.Eclipse is used for embedded development,enterprise development,application frameworks,internet applications,SOA(Service Oriented Architecture).For beginners,it seems more complicated and boring but it has more functionality then any other IDE.
Install Eclipse on Ubuntu 10.04
Netbeans is the official(made by Sun Microsystems) and free IDE for java programming ,although it has support for other languages(C/C++,PHP,Groovy,Ruby..etc) too,by means of plugins.It is very easy to use and so recommended IDE for java projects,specially if you are not an experienced java programmer.
install netbeans on Ubuntu 10.04
After completing the installation procedure of Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx,I had finished installation of some Ubuntu extras like Adobe Flash,VLC,Google Chrome ..and so on.Then I searched for my favorite C++ IDE – KDevelop but it wasn’t there either in Ubuntu software center or Synaptic Package Manager.Then how can we install KDevelop on Ubuntu 10.04,well it’s very simple and how?that’s the purposes of this post.Later I found that KDevelop can be installed in three simple steps by changing Repository settings in SPM.
Installing KDevelop on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx
#1. Open Synaptic Package Manager and click on ‘Settings->Repositories’.A new window (named as software sources) will open,then click on tab which says ‘Updates’ and check the box for ‘Unsupported updates’(close the current window).
#2. Now click on Reload(Since repository settings have changed) to update the software listings and search for ‘kdevelop’;then mark the packages for installation and finally click on Apply(click OK if it asks for dependent libraries/API) to install KDevelop.
#3. Wait…….for few moments until the installation is completed.That’s All! Open kdevelop from Applications->Programming->KDevelop and Enjoy the FUN! of programming.
I Hope you have installed KDE successfully …if it’s true then let me know through comments else,what’s the problem?..write in a comment.