The Eclipse Marketplace is a built-in component of the Eclipse IDE that enables users to explore, install, and update a variety of Eclipse platform plugins, extensions, and tools.
This feature allows for the addition of support for additional programming languages, version control systems, or development frameworks into the Eclipse IDE. It can also be used to bring new functionality to the IDE.
In order to take advantage of the Eclipse Marketplace functionality, you can either:
- Go to the “Help” menu, then select “Eclipse Marketplace…“
- In the window for the Eclipse Marketplace, you have the option to either browse the available plugins and utilities by category or search for specific goods using keywords.
- After you have located a plugin or tool that you are interested in installing, you may click the “Install” button and then follow the on-screen directions to finish the installation process.
- In addition, you can browse the list of currently installed plugins and tools by using the “Installed” tab, and you can check for and install updates for previously installed plugins and tools by using the “Updates” page. Both of these options are available to you by using the “Updates” tab.
When working on large projects or with difficult development activities, this capability can be highly beneficial for adding new functionality to the Eclipse IDE.
It provides access to a wide variety of plugins and tools that can be used to enhance the Eclipse development experience, which can help increase your productivity and efficiency while you are working with Eclipse.