Sunday, January 12, 2014

Lightweight Eclipse Installation (Java)


For those of you working with Eclipse, or those who must work with Eclipse, you might want to get a lightweight installation. Not only will it let you install plugins yourself (and learn in the process) but it will be fast, barebone and bloat free.

First, get the Eclipse Platform Runtime Binary.  Go to , then scroll down to the latest release. Then find the section and download the correct Eclipse for your architecture.

After you download, extract and run Eclipse all you need to do to get Java is go to Help -> Install New Software. Then filter with "Java" and download the Eclipse Java Development Tools.