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Installing Spring Tool Suite (STS) under Eclipse 3.5 Galileo

Firstly you need to install Eclipse 3.5 Galileo, then once that’s up and running you can use the Spring update site to install the Spring Tool Suite (STS). Follow these simple step-by-step instructions. I’m assuming that you are the only Java developer using this machine. 1. Go to 2. Follow the link for Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers (189 MB) for Windows. 3. Select a mirror and download the file. 4. Create a folder called c:\java. 5. Move the Eclipse archive ( into c:\java and extract here. 6. Folder c:\java\eclipse will be created. 7. Drag the executable eclipse.exe on to the desktop (or quick launch) and make a shortcut. 8. The workspace dialogue will pop up and ask you where you would like to keep your workspace. Spaces in file names (or directories) are always a bad idea especially when developing under a Windows environment which is why I don’t accept the default workspace location