JSP Tutorial #5 – Java Server Pages Tutorial – Installing Eclipse on MS Windows

In this video, I show you how to install Eclipse on MS Windows.

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# Video
1 Introduction
2 JSP Overview
3 Setting up your Development Environment - Overview
4 Installing Tomcat
5 Installing Eclipse
6 Connecting Eclipse to Tomcat
7 JSP Hello World
8 JSP Expressions
9 JSP Scriptlets
10 JSP Declarations
11 Importing Java Classes
12 JSP Built-In Objects
13 Including Files

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JSP Tutorial Transcript:

Hey, welcome back. In this video, I’m going to show you how to install Eclipse on Microsoft Windows. The first thing you need to do is download Eclipse. We can go to the Eclipse website, eclipse.org. On my browser I already have a shortcut set up that’ll take us to eclipse.org.

Once we’re here, this is the main Eclipse website, or the main Eclipse home page. What I’d like to do is move over to the right hand side. There’s a download button. I’d like to go ahead and click this download button, so it can take me to the downloads page.

All right, cool, so now we’re at the downloads page. They have a lot of different distributions of Eclipse. You want to make sure that you choose the right one, so if we scroll down the page here, I’ll show you that we want to make use of the Java EE package.

All right, so that’s the one that’s listed here, Eclipse IDE for Jave EE developers. That’s the one that we want. It’s very important that you select this distribution, because it has built in support for Java web applications: servlets, JSPs and JSF.

All right, so over on the far right, you can go ahead and download it. I have a 64 bit Windows operating system here. I’ll go ahead and select the link, and it’ll take me to the list of download options here. Again, this is one intermediate step, but you basically just go over to the left hand side, and choose that download link. This will let you start downloading Eclipse to your computer.

They’ll prompts us. We’ll say save. This will actually kind of start the download process. Then at the bottom you’ll see, your browser will start downloading it. This will take a while to download depending on your internet speed. I’m come back once the download is complete.

All right, so the download’s complete. Now we need to unzip Eclipse. I’m going to open up my Windows Explorer. I’m going to move into the downloads directory. This is where the file was actually downloaded. Some downloads. There’s a file here called Eclipse JEE, depending on the version number that you have. That’s the file that was just downloaded from the Eclipse website, and what I’d like to do is unzip this file.

I can do a right click. I’ll say extract all. Then I’ll need to tell it where to extract Eclipse, or install Eclipse. Here, I’m just going to use the C:\ Drive. C:\. It’s going to install it to the root of the C:\ drive, and it’s going to install it in a folder called Eclipse.

Once you’re happy with the C:\, you can click extract. Actually, you can install it wherever you’d like, but here, just to keep things simple, I’ll put it at the C:\ drive.

All right, great. Now we’ve extracted it to the C:\ drive. I’ll go over to Local Disk, C:\ drive, and there’s a new folder here called Eclipse. That’s where the code was placed. I can move in here, and there’s an Eclipse application with the little icon there, and I can double click this. This will actually run Eclipse. I’ll say Run for the security warning, and it’ll start up Eclipse, and it’ll start running for us.

Oh, and I forgot, there’s one thing. Eclipse will always prompt you to select a workspace. The workspace is basically a folder where you’ll store your actual source codes or projects. Here I’ll just call it My Workspace. You can give it any name you want, and you can place it at any location that you want on your file system, but that’s the location I’ll place mine here. I’ll just call it My Workspace. Once I’m happy with that, I’ll go ahead and hit OK.

Okay, great, now Eclipse will really start running, and we should see the Welcome screen real soon now. Okay, great, so here’s our Welcome screen. They have an overview, samples, tutorials, what’s new, so on. At this point, I always like to make sure I’m using the correct version, or I downloaded the right version. The Eclipse Java EE IDE.

Again, we need to make sure we have the Java EE version, because it has built in support for Java web applications. All right, great, you can go ahead and close this Welcome window here. Just click the X at the top left, and there it is.

This is the basic Eclipse. Right now, there’s no projects, no servers. It’s pretty plain vanilla right now. Don’t worry, as we go through the course, we’ll create projects, we’ll create web applications and deploy them to our servers.

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