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Thread: Difference between Eclipse EE and SE

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    Default Difference between Eclipse EE and SE

    can i use eclipse JAVA ee instead of the version below of it,,
    coz i see lots of packages that the eclipse JAVA EE offers than than the other one...
    im JAVA SE user. is it the same? or its just have lots of features than the rest.?


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    Default Re: EE and SE

    The Eclipse Java SE IDE is designed for use with Java SE.

    The Eclipse Java EE IDE is designed for use with Java Enterprise edition.

    Java Enterprise edition is largely web based applications. Servlets, JSPs, Java Beans, etc.
    If you are a SE user then you need to stick with the EclipseIDE designed for Java SE.

    Each Eclipse IDE has lots of different packages and plugins suited for the version of Java you will be developing.

    There is no reason you cannot download both and have a play with them. But for now, you are getting in way over your head. You do not need to worry about all the different packages and plugins until you have the Java/Eclipse basics mastered.
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