Scripting with Eclipse

Eclipse plug-ins for popular scripting languages: Ruby, Python, PHP, and even Perl !

To install any of them to your Eclipse IDE:

  1. Click on Help → Software Updates → Find/Install from file menu in Eclipse.
  2. Select the radio button labeled, “search for new features to install”.
  3. Click on the “New Remote Site” button.
  4. Enter a name, and the url (any/all of these)
    • Ruby: http://rubyeclipse.sf.net/updatesite
    • Python: http://pydev.sf.net/updates
    • PHP: http://download.pipestone.com/eclipse/updates
    • Perl: http://e-p-i-c.sf.net/updates
  5. Click on “Finish”.
  6. A list of features will be presented, open the list and check the one labeled “RubyEclipse” / “PyDev for Eclipse”/ “phpeclipse” / “EPIC”.
  7. Click on “Next”.
  8. Follow the onscreen instructions to finish the automatic install.

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