December updates

Microclimate 18.12

Friday 14 December 2018

The following list shows updates for the Microclimate 18.12 release:

  • Microclimate Developer Tools for Eclipse and the new Microclimate Developer Tools for Visual Studio Code are now open source. For more information about these plug-ins, see the features list.

  • Support for Linux┬« on Power┬« PC (ppc64le). Note that Swift language support is not currently available on the Power PC platform.

  • Improved installation in IBM Cloud Private. The installation process now auto-detects when required parameters for installing into IBM Cloud Private are missing and highlights these to you.

  • New Cancel load facility when viewing application metrics, enabling you to stop loading application metrics for a selected project. For more information, see Performance testing your project.

  • Improved GitHub integration, enabling you to more easily commit your project to a GitHub repository.

  • Removed the Node.js template to improve your experience when creating Node.js projects.

  • For clarity, the mcdev update command has been renamed to mcdev refresh, for more information, see Entering Microclimate CLI commands and Updating Microclimate.

The following list shows new features for Microclimate Developer Tools for Eclipse and the new Microclimate Developer Tools for Visual Studio Code:

  • View all projects in Microclimate, including application and build statuses.

  • Debug Microprofile and Spring Microclimate projects.
    • The VS Code tools also support Node.js debug.
  • View application and build logs in the VS Code Output view or the Eclipse Console view.

  • View project information, similar to the Microclimate Overview page.

  • Integrate Microclimate validation errors into the VS Code Problems view or the Eclipse Markers view.

  • Open a shell session into a Microclimate application container.

  • Toggle project auto build and manually initiate project builds.

  • Disable and enable projects.