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How to Install Eclipse on macOS using Homebrew

This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install Eclipse IDE on macOS using Homebrew.

What is Eclipse?

“Eclipse is an integrated development environment (IDE) used in computer programming, and is the most widely used Java IDE. It contains a base workspace and an extensible plug-in system for customising the environment. Eclipse is written mostly in Java and its primary use is for developing Java applications, but it may also be used to develop applications in other programming languages via plug-ins.” ~ Eclipse

What is Homebrew?

Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple’s macOS operating system. It is known as the missing package manager for macOS.

Quick Commands

The following is the single command required to install Eclipse IDE on macOS using Homebrew.

$ brew cask install eclipse-jee

Brew Commands

This section provides a quick set of commands on how to install Eclipse IDE on macOS using Homebrew. It is assumed that Homebrew is already installed. If not, please follow this link.

$ brew update                           # Fetch latest version of homebrew and formula.
$ brew tap caskroom/cask                # Tap the Caskroom/Cask repository from Github using HTTPS.
$ brew search eclipse-jee               # Searches all known Casks for a partial or exact match.
$ brew cask info eclipse-jee            # Displays information about the given Cask
$ brew cask install eclipse-jee         # Install the given cask.
$ brew cleanup                          # Remove any older versions from the cellar.

Summary

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Eclipse IDE on macOS making use of Homebrew. Follow me on any of the different social media platforms and feel free to leave comments.