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2002-09-01 06:47:13+00 by Shawn 3 comments

Okay, so Eclipse is supposed to be this great, new, up-and-coming universal IDE for developers (I think). But the entire website reads like a cross between high level managorial-marketing-speak and a dry RFC. I'm having trouble seeing and wrapping my brain around the big picture - not to mention convincing myself that this thing is worth downloading and playing around with. Maybe something as simple as some screenshots of the IDE in action might help. I dunno. I don't quite understand why they seem to have such resistance to the idea - I'm certainly not the only one who would like to see some.

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#Comment made: 2002-09-01 15:07:10+00 by: Mike Gunderloy

It looks pretty much like any other IDE. For some screenshots of a particular product hosted in Eclipse, check out the Rational XDE Java Edition at http://www.rational.com/products/xde/javaed/index.jsp .

#Comment made: 2002-09-01 16:55:23+00 by: dws

Yeah, the Eclipse web site is a mess. A friend pointed me at Eclipse a few months back. Figuring out what to download was a bit tricky. It's not evident until well into one of the tutorials that there's *extra* stuff you needed to have downloaded for the tutorial to make sense.

It's a cool tool, but the site hinders as much as it helps. Better to find someone who'se been using it for a while, and spend time looking over their shoulder.

#Comment made: 2002-09-02 15:23:50+00 by: darkcompanion [edit history]

You can find some sshots in the paper (pdf format) mentionned on the Eclipse website.