Install the Azure Toolkit for Eclipse
The Azure Toolkit for Eclipse provides templates and functionality that allow you to easily create, develop, test, and deploy cloud applications to Azure from the Eclipse development environment.
The Azure Toolkit for Eclipse is an Open Source project, whose source code is available under the MIT License from the project's site on GitHub at the following URL:
The following steps show you how to install the Azure Toolkit for Eclipse.
To complete the steps in his article, you will need to install the Azure Toolkit for Eclipse, which requires the following software components:
Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers, Mars, or later. You can download it from the Eclipse website.
A supported Java Development Kit (JDK). For more information about the JDKs available for use when developing on Azure, see https://aka.ms/azure-jdks.
An operating system. The Azure Toolkit for Eclipse has been tested on the following operating systems:
The Azure Toolkit for Eclipse page at the Eclipse Marketplace lists the builds that are compatible with the toolkit.
To install the Azure Toolkit for Eclipse
Click the Help menu, and then click Install New Software, as shown in the following illustration.
In the Available Software dialog, within the Work with text box, type
http://dl.microsoft.com/eclipse/followed by the Enter key.
In the Name pane, check Azure Toolkit for Java, and uncheck Contact all update sites during install to find required software. Your screen should appear similar to the following:
If you expand Azure Toolkit for Eclipse, you will see a list of components that will be installed; for example:
Feature Description Application Insights Plugin for Java Allows you to use Azure's telemetry logging and analysis services for your applications and server instances. Azure Common Plugin provides the common functionality needed by other toolkit components. Azure Container Tools for Eclipse Enables you to build and deploy a .WAR as a Docker container to a docker machine. Azure Containers for Eclipse Enables you to deploy a .WAR or .JAR artifact as a Docker container to an Azure virtual machine. Azure Explorer for Eclipse Provides an explorer-style interface for managing your Azure resources. Microsoft JDBC Driver 6.1 for SQL Server Provides JDBC API for SQL Server and Microsoft Azure SQL Database for Java Platform Enterprise Edition 8. Package for Microsoft Azure Libraries for Java Provides APIs for accessing Microsoft Azure services, such as storage, service bus, service runtime, etc.
Click Next. (If you experience unusual delays when installing the toolkit, ensure that Contact all update sites during install to find required software is unchecked.)
In the Install Details dialog, click Next.
In the Review Licenses dialog, review the terms of the license agreements. If you accept the terms of the license agreements, click I accept the terms of the license agreements and then click Finish. (The remaining steps assume you do accept the terms of the license agreements. If you do not accept the terms of the license agreements, exit the installation process.)
Eclipse will download and install the requisite packages.
If prompted to restart Eclipse to complete installation, click Yes.
For more information about the Azure Toolkit for Eclipse, see the following links:
- Azure Toolkit for Eclipse
- Release Notes
- Installing the Azure Toolkit for Eclipse
- Create a Hello World web app for Azure in Eclipse
- Sign-in instructions for the Azure Toolkit for Eclipse
For more information about using Java with Azure, see the following links:
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