The Eclipse platform is a generic foundation for an IDE. That is, the platform is an IDE without any particular programming language in mind. You can create generic projects, edit files in a generic text editor, and share the projects and files with a Concurrent Versions System (CVS) server. The platform is essentially a glorified version of a file-system browser.
Subclipse is an Eclipse Team Provider plug-in that provides support for Subversion to the Eclipse IDE. Subclipse includes support for all Subversion commands and features and is a mature project with an established user community.
Apache Ant is a Java-based build tool. In theory, it is kind of like Make, but without Make's wrinkles.
The JDT project provides the tool plug-ins that implement a Java IDE supporting the development of any Java application, including Eclipse plug-ins. It adds a Java project nature and Java perspective to the Eclipse Workbench as well as a number of views, editors, wizards, builders, and code merging and refactoring tools. The JDT project allows Eclipse to be a development environment for itself.
The PDT project is working towards providing a PHP Development Tools framework for the Eclipse platform. This project will encompass all development components necessary to develop PHP and will facilitate extensibility. It will leverage the existing Web Tools Project in providing developers with PHP capabilities.
FindBugs is a defect detection tool for Java that uses static analysis to look for more than 200 bug patterns, such as null pointer dereferences, infinite recursive loops, bad uses of the Java libraries and deadlocks. FindBugs can identify hundreds of serious defects in large applications (typically about 1 defect per 1000-2000 lines of non-commenting source statements). FindBugs is open source, and has been downloaded more than 230,000 times, and is used by many major companies and financial in...
Checkstyle is a development tool to help programmers write Java code that adheres to a coding standard. Its purpose is to automate the process of checking Java code, and to spare humans of this task.
Mylyn is a Task-Focused Interface for Eclipse that reduces information overload and makes multi-tasking easy. It does this by making tasks a first class part of Eclipse, and integrating rich and offline editing for repositories such as Bugzilla, Trac, and JIRA. Once your tasks are integrated, Mylyn monitors your work activity to identify information relevant to the task-at-hand, and uses this task context to focus the Eclipse UI on the interesting information, hide the uninteresting, and automat...
PMD is a Java source code analyzer. It finds unused variables, empty catch blocks, unnecessary object creation, and more. It includes CPD, a tool to detect chunks of identical code.
Maven Integration for Eclipse makes it easy to use Maven build and project comprehension tool in Eclipse.
It provides Maven POM editor, quick search in remote Maven repositories, Maven-based dependency management and automatic downloading of required dependencies and sources, launching Maven from within Eclipse, creating new projects using Maven archetypes, materializing projects using Maven metadata, WTP and AJDT support and more.
PHPEclipse integrates full PHP development support in the Eclipse IDE by providing you with editor, code formatter and checker, debugger support and other features.
The CDT is Eclipse's C/C++ Development Tooling project. It is a world class C/C++ IDE that also serves as a platform for others to provide value added tooling for C/C++ developers.
Eclipse RCP (Rich Client Platform) is a set of plug-ins added to the Eclipse platform for creating Rich Client Applications. These plug-ins are part of the Eclipse offering in the Runtime, SWT, JFace, and Workbench.
Python Development Environment (Python IDE plugin for Eclipse). Features editor, code completion, refactoring, outline view, debugger, and other goodies - check http://pydev.sf.net)
The Subversive project is a brand new Eclipse plug-in that provides Subversion support. From a user point of view, Subversive provides Subversion support similar to CVS support, which is already part of the standard Eclipse platform.
The Eclipse Modeling Framework is a framework and code generation facility for building tools and other applications based on a structured data model.
A seamless, aspect-oriented extension to the Java programming language. Provides clean modularization of crosscutting concerns, such as error checking and handling, synchronization, context-sensitive behavior, performance optimizations, monitoring and logging, debugging support, and multi-object protocols.
The Eclipse Checkstyle plug-in integrates the Checkstyle Java code auditor into the Eclipse IDE. The plug-in provides real-time feedback to the user about violations of rules that check for coding style and possible error prone code constructs.