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How to Install Eclipse in Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

Eclipse is very powerful integrated development environment for developing Java Applications. It is a free and open source JAVA IDE and also available for Ubuntu 18.04.

In this tutorial we will learn how to install Eclipse in Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver. The latest version of the IDE is 4.8 which is also called Eclipse Photon. First, we will install the Java runtime environment because Eclipse itself is a software written in Java language, therefore require JRE to run. Then we can install Eclipse using the snap package manager.

First, open the Ubuntu terminal and install the Java Runtime environment:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install default-jdk-headless

Then, install Eclipse IDE:

sudo snap install eclipse --classic

The snap package manager will download and install Eclipse Photon on your Ubuntu 18.04 desktop.

Install eclipse in ubuntu using snap package manager.

After the process is complete, you can go to Ubuntu application menu and open Eclipse IDE for the first time.

How to Install Eclipse in Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

To update eclipse to the latest available version, run:

sudo snap refresh eclipse

If you want to uninstall Eclipse in Ubuntu, Run:

sudo snap remove eclipse

Eclipse is an integrated development environment which you can use on your Ubuntu desktop to create mobile, desktop and web applications using Java programming language.