JavaTM and Eclipse
See the installation instructions in 6.092 Introduction to Programming in Java .
We will use Visual Paradigm in the database section of the course. You are also encouraged to use its class diagram feature when doing your homework, but it is not required.
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SQL Server 2008 Express
We will use SQL Server in the database section of the course, and for homework after that as well.
You will need to install SQL Server 2008 Express with Management Tools, which includes the SQL Server database engine and SQL Server Management Studio Basic. You can download both these software packages from the above site.
September 2020 Update: This course was originally developed using Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver 3.0 which is no longer supported by Microsoft. This page contains all the currently supported JDBC drivers.