Updated: 10/04/2017 by Computer Hope
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Eclipse is a project created by IBM in November 2001 that became a not-for-profit foundation in January 2004. Today, the Eclipse foundation provides four services to its community: 1) IT infrastructure, 2) IP management, 3) development process, and 4) ecosystem development. Its products include Eclipse ADT (Ada Development Toolkit), a free and open source multi-language software development environment with an IDE and plug-in system. Although most commonly used with developing Java applications it can also be used with other programming languages such as Ada, C, C++, COBOL, Perl, PHP, and others.

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