1. Main Features
- Free IDE for application development
- Natively supports Java
- Highly extensible
- Customizable workspace
- Easily integrates with version control systems
2. Software Overview
Eclipse is a free IDE that allows you to develop and debug software applications. It is available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
Eclipse is primarily used to develop Java software, but it can be used for other programming languages as well. For example, Eclipse has distributions used for developing C/C++ and PHP software. The program is based on Equinox technology, which provides a plugin system for extending the base software.
Below is a list of the major Eclipse distributions:
If you are looking for a good, free Java IDE, Eclipse is a great development tool. If you develop applications in languages other than Java, there may be better options available.
3. Supported File Types
|1||.APPLET||Eclipse Java Applet Policy File|
|2||.AP_||ADT Android Developer Package|
|3||.BUILDPATH||Eclipse Build Path File|
|5||.DITAMAP||DITA Topic Map File|
|6||.GSP||Groovy Server Page|
|7||.GVY||Groovy Source Code File|
|9||.KT||Kotlin Source Code File|
|10||.NSH||NSIS Header File|
|12||.PROJECT||Eclipse Project Settings File|
|13||.STIX||Structured Threat Information eXpression File|
Updated: August 12, 2014