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According to the PYPL Index, the Eclipse open source IDE is the second most popular in the world, and the Eclipse Foundation says the most recent version has been downloaded more than 1.8 million times since June 2017. Eclipse began as a Java IDE but has since grown to support many different programming languages. For several years, a version of Eclipse with an Android plug-in (ADT) was the recommended development environment for the Android platform. Although Google has ceased support for ADT, many mobile developers continue to use Eclipse to create Android apps. It comes in multiple versions, including some tailored for Java, Java EE, C/C++ and PHP.
Developer/Owner:The Eclipse Foundation
- Support for multiple languages and operating systems
- Extensive customization abilities
- Large marketplace of plug-ins
- Integration with Git, Maven and many other popular development tools
- Large community and user base
Target operating systems: Any, including Windows, Linux, macOS and Android
Runs on: Any system that supports Java, including Windows, Linux, macOS
- 32- or 64-bit Windows, 64-bit macOS, or 32- or 64-bit Linux
- Java 8 JRE/JDK
Target audience: Professional developers
First production release: November 2001
Most recent update/stable release: Version 4.7 codenamed Oxygen (June 8, 2017)
License: Eclipse Public License (open source)
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