Integrated Development Environment or IDE provides a very convenient environment for software development as it automates a lot of boring/complex tasks. Although some programmers do not prefer to use any IDE (specifically ruby programmers – they use TextMate or gedit or other powerful text editors) but java programmers uses IDE in most of the cases because having an IDE makes a lot of jobs much easier. So it means the need of IDE also depends on the type of programming language and the complexity of the project. Since, Java is based on configuration over convention paradigm so an IDE is a must have tool (for Java developers) to automate a lot of tasks, thus it saves a lot of time for coding the actual stuffs.
Install Eclipse IDE on Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)
Open Terminal (Shortcut : Ctrl+Alt+t) and execute –
sudo apt-get install eclipse
Once you’ve installed the eclipse platform and its dependencies, you can install the required package/plugin for your job.
e.g if you are a java developer then install JDT (Java Development Tools) using the command –
sudo apt-get install eclipse-jdt
for C/C++ programming, install CDT plugin,
sudo apt-get install eclipse-cdt
or you can just search in Ubuntu Software Center and install it from there.