The Eclipse development kit arrives with its new version 4.9

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Eclipse it is one of those IDE that is mainly used for Java development. Although it can also be used with other languages, such as - C ++, PHP, etc.

Besides this this Eclipse SDK gives us the possibility to add compatibility with other programming languages over the existing installation or they can be installed as separate Eclipse packages.

Recently the project Eclipse SDK received an update from the first concurrent version Eclipse Foundation quarterly and which is available today to the general public.

About Eclipse

While the main focus is on Java and Java-related technologies, is used for different languages, such as C and Python, thanks to its flexible structure.

The project launched by IBM in 2001 generated controversy in the Java world using SWT, which uses the platform functions instead of Swing, the main Java graphics system.

Eclipse Project, the most popular development environment among Java developers, was quickly left to the Eclipse Foundation in 2005 with its fast interface, sleek appearance, and powerful features.

In Android this SDK is an important component of the development environment and the emulator can be installed to test written programs. Eclipse developed functions with various plugins; can be used in many areas.

It contains a base workspace and an extensible plug-in system for customizing the environment.

It can also be used to develop applications in other programming languages via plugins including Ada, ABAP, C, C ++, C #, COBOL, D, Fortran., Haskell, JavaScript, Julia, Lasso, Lua, NATURAL, Perl, PHP, Prolog, Python, R, Ruby ( including Ruby on Rails framework), Rust, Scala, Clojure, Groovy, Scheme, and Erlang.

It can also be used to develop documents with LaTeX (via a TeXlipse plugin) and packages for Mathematica software.

Development environments include the Eclipse Java Development Tools (JDT) for Java and Scala, Eclipse CDT for C / C ++, and Eclipse PDT for PHP, among others.

About the new release of Eclipse 4.9

A number of bug fixes and some innovations have been included in downloadable projections.

This new release of Eclipse 4.9 is compatible with Eclipse 4.8 (and all earlier versions of 4.x and 3.x).

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Eclipse SDK 4.9 is compatible with Eclipse SDK 4.8, except for the areas noted in the Eclipse 4.9 Plug-in Migration Guide.

Programs using affected APIs and extension points will need to be ported to the Eclipse APIs SDK 4.9. Downward contract compatibility is not supported.

There is no guarantee that compliance with the Eclipse SDK 4.9 APIs will ensure compliance with the Eclipse SDK 4.8 APIs.

In this new release the Minimap provides a high-level overview of the content of the active text editor current that helps navigation and a better understanding of the code.

The Minimap view can be opened by typing "minimap" in the Quick Access search box.

It can also be opened from the Window> Show View> Other… menu and then selecting General> Mini Map in the Show View dialog box.

When using the Project Presentation> Hierarchical Mode of the Project Explorer, child project error markers are now reported to parent nodes, including main projects and folders for other projects.

This will makes it easy to spot bugs and navigate through them from the Project Explorer when the project hierarchy is collapsed.

In addition to this, a new quick fix has been implemented that allows the user to convert static field accesses and static methods to use a static import.

It is also possible to replace all occurrences at the same time.

Eclipse Download

In order to obtain this new version of the Eclipse SDK and related resources can be downloaded from the Eclipse project download page.

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