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An Introduction to Eclipse for Visual Studio Users

Aug 27, 2007, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"All integrated development environments (IDEs) share similarities because they're all built for the same purpose. But they have differences, too. Some of these can be attributed to application domains, but others result from the IDE design.

"Obviously, Microsoft Visual Studio and Eclipse differ: The Java programming language is different from C/C++/.NET, and Java was the first language supported by Eclipse. The two are also different because Eclipse aims to be an IDE for 'everything and nothing in particular,' introducing more generic and customizable features. Eclipse is also available on more operating systems. However, our intent is not to enumerate all the differences between Eclipse and Visual Studio..."

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