Installing Eclipse IDE for Java Developers

I feel like a lot of  my posts are basic software installs.  One day, this will become second nature, I’m sure…

To play around with more Java programming, I’ve decided to try out Eclipse and use Eclipse instead of JGRASP.  Eclipse has so many features to help simplify the programming process; I’m irritated I didn’t take my sister’s advice and install this during my computer programming course.

Anyway, I grabbed the 64-bit Eclipse IDE for Java Developers tarball and extracted it using the Ubuntu graphical user interface (GUI).  I moved the extracted folder to my home folder and then added an alias to my bash_aliases file.

I don’t know how to restart bash to honor updates to system files, so I restarted the computer.  Booya!  Eclipse installed and launchable from Terminal by simply typing:

$eclipse

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