Application Development: Eclipse Connects Java Developers to VMware Cloud Foundry

 
 
By Jeff Cogswell  |  Posted 2012-06-11 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 CloudFoundry.com, which is owned by VMWare. eWEEK Labs registered with the CloudFoundry.com 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 CloudFoundry.com 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.
 
 
 

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 CloudFoundry.com.
Signing On
 
 
 
 
 
Jeff Cogswell is the author of Designing Highly Useable Software (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0782143016) 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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