Amazon has now released the AWS Toolkit as a plug-in for the Eclipse Java IDE. The toolkit claims to make it easier for developers to develop, deploy, and debug Java applications using Amazon Web Services. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a collection of web services, which provides companies with an infrastructure in the cloud.
The initial launch of the AWS Toolkit for Eclipse is targeted at Amazon EC2 developers and provides basic management features along with tools for deploying and debugging Java web applications.
The AWS Toolkit for Eclipse makes it easier for developers to:
- Deploy – Launch a cluster of Tomcat servers and upload your applications to the cluster with the press of a button.
- Debug – Eclipse extensions automatically configure remote debugger connections for diagnosing problems and debugging software run in the cloud.
- Manage – Simple management interfaces enable developers to perform basic EC2 management tasks without ever leaving their development environment.
- Extend – AWS Toolkit for Eclipse source code is available for download and available under the Apache 2.0 open source license. Add support for additional application servers and contribute back to the project.