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Scott WalkerScott Walker 

Total Newbie Question - Simple step by step guide to installing and setting up a developer console

HI all, hope someone can help me here

SO I have been taking the apex academy on pluralsight to learn how to code in salesforce and its been a great starting point but have recentrly been stuck in my tracks now that mavensdmate is now not usable.  I am hoping that someone here is able to help recommend and show me step by step how to install and get running a new instance so I can get back to learning.  I have tried on my own but I have no idea what I am doing.  I have no idea which ones are good or work etc but any right now would be amazing.

Any help much appreciated.
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Sankeerth ReddySankeerth Reddy
In Classic there should be a similar option called 'Developer Console' under your name in left top corner.
Or you can also use Force.com IDE plugin for Eclipse so that you can work offline
https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.eclipse.meta/eclipse/ide_getting_started.htm

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Sankeerth ReddySankeerth Reddy
If your org is in Lightning
Click on 'Cog' Icon > Click on 'Developer Console' that should take you to a new window.
https://trailhead.salesforce.com/en/modules/developer_console/units/developer_console_intro
That link should help you navigate through it.
Scott WalkerScott Walker
Its not lightning I am afraid, still in classic. Do I have to use something like visual studio or something like that, looking for a possible offline one like mavensmate.  Does this one do that and can it be accessed via classic?
Sankeerth ReddySankeerth Reddy
In Classic there should be a similar option called 'Developer Console' under your name in left top corner.
Or you can also use Force.com IDE plugin for Eclipse so that you can work offline
https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.eclipse.meta/eclipse/ide_getting_started.htm
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Scott WalkerScott Walker
Ah thanks.  Are there idiot proof steps on how to do the IDE plugin and eclipse download/setup at all?
Sankeerth ReddySankeerth Reddy
I believe this should help.
https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.eclipse.meta/eclipse/ide_install.htm
Scott WalkerScott Walker
Thanks so much everyone I now have this working!