Application Development: Eclipse Connects Java Developers to VMware Cloud Foundry

By Jeff Cogswell  |  Posted 2012-06-11 Print this article Print
Signing On

Signing On

From within Eclipse, I was able to sign into the server with our email address and the password provided to me when I registered with
The Cloud Foundry Integration Extension for Eclipse lets Java programmers use Eclipse to deploy and manage the applications running on a Cloud Foundry server. The server can either be a local installation of the open-source version of Cloud Foundry or it can be one running inside VMWare Player (called a "Microcloud"). The server could be running on a hosted site registered with, which is owned by VMWare. eWEEK Labs registered with the site, and used the Eclipse extension to connect to the server and change the administrator password. Next, we created a simple Java Dynamic Web application in Eclipse consisting of a JSP page and a servlet. Without leaving Eclipse, we were able to use the extension to easily deploy the entire application to and start it running. Additionally, we made some corrections to the code and redeployed the application. These slides show the steps that took place to get an entire Java Web application up and running and ultimately tested out in the Chrome browser.
Jeff Cogswell is the author of Designing Highly Useable Software ( among other books and is the owner/operator of CogsMedia Training and Consulting.Currently Jeff is a senior editor with Ziff Davis Enterprise. Prior to joining Ziff, he spent about 15 years as a software engineer, working on Windows and Unix systems, mastering C++, PHP, and ASP.NET development. He has written over a dozen books.

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