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Prepare for APEX Development environment

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What should I have in order to build or learning APEX? Should I install eclipse? Thanks.

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Srinivas_V2Srinivas_V2

Yes you can install eclipse and force.com plugins

http://www.salesforce.com/us/developer/docs/apexcode/salesforce_apex_language_reference.pdf

Eclipse installation Process:

 Installation Process :
*Pre-Requisites  Required  : JDK Installation .
Step 1 : Copy Eclipse to the users area .
Step 2 : Open Eclipse.
Step 3 : Click on Help Tab and then goto Software Updates and Click on Find and Install
Step 4 : Select  Search For New features to install" and then click "Next".
Step 5 :  Add the Force.com IDE Remote Site:
              Click "New Remote Site". The New Update Site dialog opens.
              Set the Name to "Force.com IDE"
              and the URL to "http://www.adnsandbox.com/eclipsetoolkit/release", then click OK.
              Select "Callisto Discovery Site" and "Automatically select mirrors", then click "Finish".
Step 6 :  When the Updates dialog is displayed, select "Force.com IDE"
               Under Callisto Discovery Site select Web and J2EE Development , select "Web Standard
               Tools Project".
               Also click on "Select Required" to ensure any dependencies are downloaded.

Step 7 :  Click "Next", then accept the terms and click "Next" again, then click "Finish".
              Eclipse will download and install the selected features, including the Force.com IDE.
              When installation is complete, Eclipse will prompt you to restart, click "OK".

Step 8 :  Once Eclipse reopens, select Window > Open Perspective > Other and select
                             "Force.com", then click "OK". 

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Srinivas_V2Srinivas_V2

Yes you can install eclipse and force.com plugins

http://www.salesforce.com/us/developer/docs/apexcode/salesforce_apex_language_reference.pdf

Eclipse installation Process:

 Installation Process :
*Pre-Requisites  Required  : JDK Installation .
Step 1 : Copy Eclipse to the users area .
Step 2 : Open Eclipse.
Step 3 : Click on Help Tab and then goto Software Updates and Click on Find and Install
Step 4 : Select  Search For New features to install" and then click "Next".
Step 5 :  Add the Force.com IDE Remote Site:
              Click "New Remote Site". The New Update Site dialog opens.
              Set the Name to "Force.com IDE"
              and the URL to "http://www.adnsandbox.com/eclipsetoolkit/release", then click OK.
              Select "Callisto Discovery Site" and "Automatically select mirrors", then click "Finish".
Step 6 :  When the Updates dialog is displayed, select "Force.com IDE"
               Under Callisto Discovery Site select Web and J2EE Development , select "Web Standard
               Tools Project".
               Also click on "Select Required" to ensure any dependencies are downloaded.

Step 7 :  Click "Next", then accept the terms and click "Next" again, then click "Finish".
              Eclipse will download and install the selected features, including the Force.com IDE.
              When installation is complete, Eclipse will prompt you to restart, click "OK".

Step 8 :  Once Eclipse reopens, select Window > Open Perspective > Other and select
                             "Force.com", then click "OK". 

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softcloud2009softcloud2009
Thanks, Srinivas. Do I have to install specific eclipse version? I currently installed version 3.3 and it doesn't have Callisto discovery site, instead it uses Europa Discovery site. Would it make any difference?