I'm really not sure how many of the map reduce developers use the map reduce eclipse plugin. AFAIK majority don't. As Jignesh mentioned you can get it from the hadoop distribution folder as soon as you unzip the same.
My suggested approach would be,If you are on Windows OS, you can test run your map reduce code in two ways.
-set up cygwin in Windows, atop you can set up hadoop and related tools. It is a little messy.
-Use a linux VM image. I'd recommend Cloudera test VM,as it comes pre configured with the whole hadoop technology stack. It really segregates the developer from the hassles of installing the hadoop tools and making them up and running.
In Linux or Mac you can just add the hadoop jars to your class path and run the driver class as just how you run a java class within eclipse.(Here hadoop would be on standalone mode).
Hope it helps!...
From: Jignesh Patel
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Subject: Re: Developing MapReduce
Sent: Oct 10, 2011 20:31
When you download the hadoop in its dist(i don't remember exact name) there is a related plugin. Go and get it from there.
On Oct 10, 2011, at 10:34 AM, Mohit Anchlia wrote:
> I use eclipse. Is this http://wiki.apache.org/hadoop/EclipsePlugIn
> still the best way to develop mapreduce programs in hadoop? Just want
> to make sure before I go down this path.
> Or should I just add hadoop jars in my classpath of eclipse and create
> my own MapReduce programs.
Bejoy K S