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The following is a list of notable Eclipse projects.

Although some of the listed projects play a vital role for the Eclipse IDE the Eclipse project ecosystem covers a significantly larger scope than the Eclipse IDE.

Official projects[edit]

These projects are maintained by the Eclipse community and hosted by the Eclipse Foundation.

Top-level sub-projects[edit]

  • Eclipse Platform is the core framework that all other Eclipse projects are built on.[1]
  • Java development tools (JDT) provides support for core Java SE. This includes a standalone fast incremental compiler.[2]
  • Plug-in Development Environment (PDE) provides tools to create, develop, test, debug, build and deploy Eclipse plug-ins, fragments, features, update sites and RCP products.[3]
  • Orion, CHE, Dirigible and Theia are browser-based IDEs and open tool integration platform which is entirely focused on developing for the web, in the web. Tools are written in JavaScript and run in the browser.[4][5]
  • Oniro is an Open Source software platform, having an operating system, standard APIs and basic applications.[6]


The following sub-projects are located under the Tools sub-project:

  • Buckminster adds support for Component Assemblies.[7]
  • C/C++ Development Tools (CDT) adds support for C/C++ syntax highlighting, code formatting, debugger integration and project structures. Unlike the JDT project, the CDT project does not add a compiler and relies on an external tool chain.[8]
  • Graphical Editing Framework (GEF) allows developers to build standalone graphical tools. Example use include circuit diagram design tools, activity diagram editors and WYSIWYG document editors.[9]
  • PHP Development Tools (PDT)
  • Parallel Tools Platform (PTP) adds support for parallel and high-performance computing development, analysis, run/monitoring, debugging, and performance analysis.[10]
  • WindowBuilder is a bi-directional Java GUI designer.[11]

Projects requiring an older version of the Eclipse platform:

  • AspectJ Development Tools (AJDT) adds support for the AspectJ Java extensions. AJDT require Eclipse 3.4 (Ganymede).[12]


The following sub-projects are located under the Modeling sub-project:

  • Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF), a modeling framework and code generation facility for building tools and other applications based on a structured data model, from a model specification described in XMI.[13]
  • Graphical Modeling Framework (GMF) is a generative component and runtime infrastructure for developing graphical editors based on EMF and GEF.
  • Acceleo, an Open Source code generator that uses EMF based models to generate any textual language (Java, PHP, Python, etc.).
  • Sirius, an Open Source project to create custom graphical modeling workbenches by leveraging the Eclipse Modeling technologies, including EMF and GMF.
  • eTrice, an implementation of the Real-Time Object-Oriented Modeling language ROOM for event driven real-time software systems.[14]
  • Vorto, standardization of information models which are an abstraction of a physical, real-world device.[15]
  • Eclipse Papyrus Papyrus is an industrial-grade open source Model-Based Engineering tool. Papyrus has notably been used successfully in industrial projects and is the base platform for several industrial modeling tools.[16]


The following sub-projects are located under the Technology sub-project:


Third-party projects[edit]

  • Android Development Tools Plugin for Eclipse is an Android Development Toolkit plugin for Eclipse.[27]
  • CFEclipse is an open source ColdFusion IDE based on the Eclipse platform.
  • EPIC is an open source Perl IDE based on the Eclipse platform.[28]
  • Adobe Flash Builder is an Eclipse-based IDE for developing rich Internet applications (RIAs) with the Adobe Flash/Flex framework.[29]
  • Google Plugin for Eclipse is a Google App Engine and Google Web Toolkit plugin.[30]
  • Groovy & Grails Tool Suite (GGTS) is an open source Eclipse based IDE tailored to developing Groovy programs and Grails web applications. Like Spring Tool Suite, GGTS includes the developer edition of VMware vFabric tc Server.[31]
  • JBoss Developer Studio (JBDS) is a development environment combining tooling and components of Eclipse, the Eclipse Web Tools Project, and the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform.
  • The JMLSpecs Project adds support for the JML specification language to the Java features provided by the JDT. The project currently provides automatic JML compilation, the standard JML toolset, and Eclipse UI features such as syntax highlighting and content assistance.[32]
  • Nodeclipse is Eclipse-based IDE for Node.js development.[33]
  • PyDev is a fully functional Python Integrated Development Environment (IDE) with refactoring support, and graphical debugging.[34]
  • RadRails is an IDE for Ruby on Rails.[35]
  • Ruby Development Tools (RDT) is an open source Ruby IDE for the Eclipse platform.[36]
  • ScalaIDE plugin allows Eclipse users to design, debug and build programs in Scala. The ScalaIDE supports mixed Scala/Java Projects, code completion, and an integrated debugger.[37]
  • Spring Tool Suite (STS) is an open source IDE (also available as an Eclipse plugin) for building applications utilizing the Spring Framework. STS includes the developer edition of vFabric tc Server, advanced code completion and refactoring, a graphical Spring configuration editor, and tools for Spring Web Flow, Spring Batch, Spring Roo, and Spring Integration.[38][39]
  • Wolfram Workbench is an IDE based on Eclipse (also available as an Eclipse plugin) for the Mathematica language.[40]
  • WOLips is an IDE for WebObjects.[41]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Eclipse Java development tools (JDT)". Eclipse.org. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  3. ^ "PDE". Eclipse.org. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  4. ^ "Orion". Eclipse.org. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  5. ^ Beaton, Wayne. "Eclipse Public License 2.0 | The Eclipse Foundation". www.eclipse.org. Retrieved 2019-02-13.
  6. ^ "Eclipse Oniro | projects.eclipse.org". Eclipse.org. 2022-04-04. Retrieved 2022-04-04.
  7. ^ "Buckminster Project".
  8. ^ "Eclipse CDT". Eclipse.org. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  9. ^ "GEF". Eclipse.org. 2013-09-27. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  10. ^ "Eclipse Parallel Tools Platform (PTP)". Eclipse.org. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  11. ^ "WindowBuilder". Eclipse.org. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  12. ^ "AspectJ Development Tools (AJDT)". Eclipse.org. 2009-03-04. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  13. ^ "Eclipse Modeling - EMF - Home". Eclipse.org. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  14. ^ "Eclipse eTrice". 31 January 2013.
  15. ^ "Vorto". 27 August 2014.
  16. ^ "Eclipse Papyrus".
  17. ^ "Eclipse Scout - Project Home". Eclipse.org. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  18. ^ "Eclipse SUMO". Eclipse.org. 21 June 2017. Retrieved 2020-03-06.
  19. ^ "g-Eclipse Project - Tools for Cloud and Grid Computing". Eclipse.org. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  20. ^ "Eclipse Subversive - Subversion (SVN) Team Provider". Eclipse.org. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  21. ^ "Eclipse BIRT Home". Eclipse.org. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  22. ^ "Eclipse Data Tools Platform (DTP) Project". Eclipse.org. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  23. ^ "Eclipse Mylyn Open Source Project". Eclipse.org. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  24. ^ "Eclipse Test & Performance Tools Platform Project". Eclipse.org. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  25. ^ "Web Standard Tools Subproject".
  26. ^ "Mihini Project".
  27. ^ "ADT Plugin | Android Developers". Developer.android.com. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  28. ^ "EPIC - Eclipse Perl Integration" (in German). E-p-i-c.sourceforge.net. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  29. ^ "Develop games and applications | Adobe Flash Builder 4.7 Premium". Adobe.com. 2013-09-26. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  30. ^ "Google Plugin for Eclipse — Google Developers". 2013-09-19. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  31. ^ Grails community. "Groovy/Grails Tool Suite". Grails.org. Archived from the original on 2013-10-03. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  32. ^ "Java Modeling Language (JML) | Free Development software downloads at". Sourceforge.net. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  33. ^ "Nodeclipse (Nodeclipse-1, CoffeeScript Editor plugins, Eclipse Node.js IDE and npm-proxy) 路 GitHub". Github.com. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  34. ^ "PyDev Home".
  35. ^ "Radrails.Org". Radrails.Org. Archived from the original on 2007-06-14. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  36. ^ "Aptana | Studio". Rubyeclipse.sourceforge.net. Archived from the original on 2009-06-29. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  37. ^ "Scala IDE for Eclipse". Scala-ide.org. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  38. ^ "Spring · Eclipse Downloads". Springsource.org. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  39. ^ Date Created: Monday, August 13, 2012 - 14:35 (2012-08-13). "Spring Tool Suite (STS) for Eclipse Juno (3.8 + 4.2) | Eclipse Plugins, Bundles and Products - Eclipse Marketplace". Marketplace.eclipse.org. Archived from the original on October 15, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-06.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  40. ^ "Wolfram Workbench: State-of-the-Art Integrated Development Environment". Wolfram.com. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  41. ^ "Home - WOProject / WOLips - WOCommunity Association Wiki". Wiki.objectstyle.org. 2013-05-21. Retrieved 2013-10-06.

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