The Force.com IDE is a plugin for the Eclipse IDE. The Force.com IDE provides a unified interface for building and deploying Salesforce applications. Designed for developers and development teams, the IDE provides tools for accelerating Salesforce application development, including source code editors, test execution tools, wizards, and integrated help. This tool includes basic color-coding, outline view, integrated unit testing, and auto-compilation on save with error-message display capability.
The Force.com IDE is a free resource provided by Salesforce to support its users and partners, but isn't considered part of our services in terms of the Salesforce Master Subscription Agreement.
To deploy Apex from a local project in the Force.com IDE to a Salesforce organization, use the Deploy to Server wizard.
If you're deploying to a Production Organization, at least 75% of your Apex code must be covered by unit tests, and all of those tests must complete...