IBM Integration Toolkit
The IBM® Integration Toolkit is an integrated development environment and graphical user interface based on the Eclipse platform.
Application developers work in separate instances of the IBM Integration Toolkit to develop resources associated with message flows. The IBM Integration Toolkit connects to one or more integration nodes to which the message flows are deployed.
You can install the IBM Integration Toolkit only on Windows and Linux®. You can only view and interact with integration nodes that you have created in IBM Integration Bus Version 10.0.
- On Windows:
- Use the Windows menu option.
- From the IBM Integration Console, type iib toolkit.
- On Linux:
- From the command environment, type ./iib toolkit.
A perspective is a collection of views and editors that you use to complete a specific task, or work with specific types of resource. The two significant perspectives in the IBM Integration Toolkit are the Integration Development perspective for application development, and the Debug perspective for debugging message flows. The first time that you start the IBM Integration Toolkit, the Integration Development perspective is displayed. For more information about perspectives, see IBM Integration Toolkit perspectives.
An editor is a component of the IBM Integration Toolkit that is used to edit or browse the resources that are accessible from the IBM Integration Toolkit. For more information about editors, see Editors.
Resources are the projects, folders, and files that you work with in the IBM Integration Toolkit workspace. By default, these resources are stored with their metadata in the workspace directory in your local file system. For more information about resources, see Resources.
The Help view provides context-sensitive help throughout the IBM Integration Toolkit. For more information about context-sensitive help, see Context-sensitive help.
You can navigate all interfaces in the IBM Integration Toolkit by using the keyboard. For information about the available keyboard shortcuts, see IBM Integration Toolkit keyboard shortcuts.
You can use a development repository to benefit from features such as version control and access control of files, which make it easier for teams to work on shared resources. For more information, see Development repository.