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Wednesday 9 March 2016

Few functionalities of Visual Studio is integrated in Open-Source Eclipse IDE

In this post we are going to discuss about the introduction of Microsoft tools for  Open-Source Eclipse IDE. Eclipse is open-source integrated development environment. It provides IDEs and platforms for nearly every language and architecture. But they are mainly famous for Java IDE.

Thus with the integration of Visual Studio functionalities will help Developers to use features of of Visual Studio directly in Eclipse IDE. This is a big boost to the open source community.

They have introduced Azure Toolkit for Eclipse and Java SDK for Azure which will enable Eclipse users to build cloud applications. Along with this they have Team Explorer Everywhere which enable the developer to have access to the full source control, team services just like Visual Studio Team Services.

According to Azure Toolkit for Eclipse, it provides templates and functionality that allow you to easily create, develop, test, and deploy Azure applications using the Eclipse development environment. It is a open source project whose source code is available under the Apache License 2.0 from the project's site at GitHub.

Java SDK for Azure will help you to easily deploy and scale Java apps whereas Team Explorer Everywhere brings the power of Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Team Services to teams targeting platforms like Mac, iOS, Android, Linux.

Along with the above feature, Microsoft has also announced the following tools and services especially for Java and Eclipse developers.

1. Azure IoT Suite support in Kura.
2. Azure Java WebApp support in the Azure Toolkit for Eclipse.
3. An updated Azure Java Dev Center.

Along with this to boost Microsoft's services for Eclipse users, there is new support for Codeenvy in Visual Studio Team Services. With this, Visual Studio Team Services can generate an Eclipse work-space on demand, quickly setting a virtual machine with all the right plugins and build tools to work on a project.

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