*ambient 1.0

fall 2004

Ambient is used in several computer science courses!
spring 2005

Ambient is still growing! Check out the new "Run APT" option for your APT projects!

Important information

This is the old site dedicated to the old version of Ambient (1.0.x). To view current Ambient information, go here.

change your perspective

Ambient is a simplified view for your Eclipse workbench.  It is a "perspective" that loads as a plugin and has some great features for the beginning computer scientist:

  • The simplified interface helps students focus on coding instead of being overwhelmed by a new IDE.
  • The ability to checkin and checkout projects using CVS lets students work on their project from any computer or lab and always have their up-to-date work ready for them.
  • Project submission is made easy with Duke's Submit tools.
  • The Duke Snarfer tool is also available together with Ambient.
  • Updates are easy to access through the Eclipse Update tool so that you can stay on top of your coding as we make constant changes to Ambient in an effort to improve your productivity.
Last Update: 18 January 2005