Liberty and Eclipse: Installing the Bluemix tools

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WebSphere Liberty is the next generation application server. Liberty and Eclipse make a great local development environment for developing and deploying Java EE applications to Bluemix, especially to the Liberty for Java instant runtime. To help make developing for Bluemix even easier, use the IBM Eclipse Tools for Bluemix.

In this excerpt from “Java EE, the next inception: Install a local Java EE development environment for Bluemix,” we’ll explore the IBM Eclipse Tools for Bluemix and how to install them. Next, we’ll discuss connecting Eclipse to Bluemix.

To start at the beginning of this series, see WebSphere Liberty: Developing Java EE applications for the cloud.

Install the Bluemix tools

The IBM Eclipse Tools for Bluemix make it easier to use Eclipse to deploy applications to Bluemix, especially the Liberty for Java runtime.

Download and install the Bluemix tools from IBM Eclipse Tools for Bluemix. You can also download it from the Eclipse Marketplace or WebSphere Software Installer. The Bluemix tools are documented in Managing applications: Deploying apps with IBM Eclipse Tools for Bluemix.

The Bluemix tools are now installed in Eclipse.

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