Getting started with Microclimate Developer Tools for Eclipse

Microclimate Developer Tools for Eclipse enables you to develop and debug your Microclimate projects from within Eclipse (debug is only supported for Microprofile/Java EE, Spring, and Node.js projects).

The following steps give you an overview of using Microclimate Developer Tools for Eclipse. For more detailed instructions, start with Installing Microclimate Developer Tools for Eclipse:

  1. Install and start a local Microclimate instance. Microclimate version 18.12 or later is required.

  2. On an installation of Eclipse IDE for Enterprise Java Developers Version 4.8 (Photon) or later, install Microclimate Developer Tools from the Eclipse Marketplace Microclimate Developer Tools website.

  3. To create a new connection, go to the File menu and select New>Other>Microclimate>New Microclimate Connection: Create a connection

  4. Create a new project or work with an existing project.
    • To create a new Microclimate project, right-click the connection and select New Project. If you create a new project from within Eclipse, the new project is imported into the Eclipse workspace for you. Create a new Microclimate project
    • To work with an existing project, use the Microclimate Explorer view to import the project into the Eclipse workspace: Import your Microclimate project
  5. Work with your Microclimate project from within Eclipse including:
    • Editing
    • Debugging
    • Opening the application in a browser
    • Viewing the logs
    • Opening a shell into the application container
    • And more Work with your Microclimate project