An open-source Java IDE and platform for rich client applications

Eclipse SDK (32-bit)

Eclipse SDK (32-bit)

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  • Latest Version

    Eclipse SDK 4.9 (32-bit) LATEST

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Eclipse SDK includes tools made to give developers the freedom of choice in a multi-language, multi-platform, and multi-vendor environment. Eclipse SDK 32bit provides a plug-in based framework that makes it easier to create, integrate, and utilize software tools, saving time and money. By collaborating and exploiting core integration technology, tool producers can leverage platform reuse and concentrate on core competencies to create new development technology.

The Eclipse Platform is written in the Java language and comes with extensive plug-in construction toolkits and examples. These projects can be conceptually organized into seven different "pillars" or categories:
  • Enterprise Development
  • Embedded and Device Development
  • Rich Client Platform
  • Rich Internet Applications
  • Application Frameworks
  • Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)
  • Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)

The Platform defines the set of frameworks and common services that collectively make up "integration-ware" required to support the use of Eclipse as a component model, as a rich client platform (RCP) and as a comprehensive tool integration platform. These services and frameworks include a standard workbench user interface model and portable native widget toolkit, a project model for managing resources, automatic resource delta management for incremental compilers and builders, language-independent debug infrastructure, and infrastructure for distributed multi-user versioned resource management.

JDT - Java development tools
The JDT provides the tool plug-ins for the platform that implement a Java IDE for power-users, that supports the development of any Java application, including plug-ins. The JDT adds the notion of Java projects and a Java perspective to the platform, as well as a number of views, editors, wizards, builders, and code merging and refactoring tools. The JDT allows Eclipse to be a development environment for itself. The JDT plug-ins themselves can also be further extended by other tool builders.

PDE - Plug-in development environment
The PDE project provides a number of views and editors that make it easier to build plug-ins for Eclipse SDK. Using the PDE, you can create your plug-in manifest file (plugin.xml), specify your plug-in runtime and other required plug-ins, define extension points, including their specific markup, associate XML Schema files with the extension point markup so extensions can be validated, create extensions on other plug-in extension points, etc. The PDE makes integrating plug-ins easy and fun.

e4 - The next generation of the platform
The e4 project is an incubator for developing the next generation of the platform. The mission of the e4 project is to build a next-generation platform for pervasive, component-based applications, and tools.


NetBeans: Another open-source IDE, NetBeans offers support for multiple languages and a user-friendly interface.

Visual Studio Code: If you prefer a lightweight and highly customizable IDE, Visual Studio Code is an excellent choice, with extensive support for various programming languages.

Android Studio: Tailored for Android app development, Android Studio provides a specialized environment for building Android applications.


Eclipse SDK 32bit is open-source and completely FREE to use. You can download and use it without any licensing fees.

System Requirements
  • Operating Systems: Windows 11/10/8/7
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Disk Space: 300 MB of free disk space
  • Java Runtime: Java Development Kit (JDK) 8 or later
  • Open-source and free
  • Extensive plugin ecosystem
  • Cross-platform support
  • Excellent code assistance and debugging tools
  • Integrated version control
  • Steeper learning curve for beginners
  • Resource-intensive with large projects
  • Initial setup may require some configuration
Note: Requires Java Runtime Environment.

Also Available: Eclipse SDK (64-bit) and Eclipse for Mac

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