Three Steps to Remote Pair Programming with Eclipse

Have you ever wished there was an easy way to do remote pair programming from your Eclipse IDE? Well, now there is!

Step 1: Install CodeTogether

CodeTogether is a plugin that lets you live share Eclipse. Host a  session from your Eclipse IDE and invite anyone to join—they can join from Eclipse, IntelliJ, VS Code, or even a browser. Full end-to-end source encryption ensures all code stays secure.

To get started, simply drag this button to your Eclipse IDE (requires Marketplace Client) or add the plugin from our update site.

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Step 2: Start a session and invite others to join

Now that you’ve installed CodeTogether, you’re ready to start collaborating! Just click Host New Session from the CodeTogether view, select access privileges, and click Start. It’s that easy! Now you can invite others to join you. Just click the Copy Invite URL button, and then share the link with anyone.

Invitees access the link from the CodeTogether view in their IDE (Eclipse, IntelliJ, or VS Code), or from a browser (no registration, download or installation required).

Host a pair programming session in Eclipse
Join a pair programming session in Eclipse

Work with a team? It’s even easier with CodeTogether Teams!

Skip copying and pasting URLs—join sessions & ask others to host or join with a single click. Unlimited sessions with up to 32 participants, plus advanced features like write access terminals. Free to try for 30 days, no credit card needed!

Step 3: Code together . . . alone or with a group, your choice

No learning curve for participants makes it simple to dive right into pair programming, or even mob programming!


IDE Versatility

Participants can join from their local IDE—Eclipse, IntelliJ or VS Code—even if everyone uses different versions, configurations or IDEs. They just add CodeTogether to their IDE! For even more versatility, you also have the option to join the session directly from a browser.


Host-Provided Intelligence

The host provides language smarts so everyone gets key functionality, like content assist, validation and navigation, whether joining from a browser or IDE. When joining from a browser, select the preferred IDE theme and key bindings for optimal productivity.


Stay Together or Code Alone

Everyone gets to choose whether to code on their own or as part of a group, and it’s a breeze to switch between groups and coding alone. Same-file simultaneous coding, just like in Google Docs, takes code collaboration to a whole new level! Perfect for mob programming.

My students have been using CodeTogether this semester to help work at a distance. They have uniformly and overwhelmingly enjoyed the experience. Many of them have Eclipse experience, and have reported being able to do significantly more together using your product than with Eclipse alone.

Jason Hemann

Lecturer, Northeastern University

Thank you for this brilliant tool. This is the first one that makes nearly instant sharing possible . . . overall a wonderful experience.

Astrid Sawatzky

Lead Developer, Thera-Pi

This tool addresses the shortcomings . . . in traditional collaborative developer solutions, such as screen sharing. A central issue with such tools is to ensure that collaborations are seamless and don’t hinder developers.

Charles King

Analyst, Pund-IT

What are you waiting for?

Get CodeTogether today and let the collaboration begin!

Free trials of Teams and On-Premises also available.