Following on the heels of IBM’s announcement of Codename: BlueMix, IBM is pleased to announce a new set of Eclipse based tools that extend your existing Eclipse or WebSphere Application Server Developer Tools (WDT) development environment. The IBM Codename: BlueMix for Eclipse Beta tools allow you to deploy and integrate your applications with IBM Codename: BlueMix  or a Cloud Foundry cloud, and you can download it now.

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How the Beta was Born

Close teamwork with the Cloud Foundry foundation team led to a joint delivery of their existing Cloud Foundry Integration for Eclipse tools. The IBM team then extended the Cloud Foundry Integration for Eclipse tools foundation layer with the IBM Codename: BlueMix for Eclipse tools, which provides tools to expose some of the unique features of the Liberty buildpack such as deploying a Liberty packaged server. In addition, support for deploying node.js applications allows you to target your JavaScript project, and then deploy and run your server side JavaScript application in the cloud.

So grab the tools, kick the tires, and let us know what you think! We hope you enjoy trying out IBM Codename: BlueMix for Eclipse!

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2 Comments on "Announcing IBM Codename: BlueMix for Eclipse Beta"

  1. Will Smith May 05, 2014

    Re: “a new set of Eclipse based tools that extend your existing Eclipse
    or
    WebSphere Application Server Developer Tools (WDT) development
    environment.”… these can also extend Rational Application Developer,
    Rational Developer for AIX and Linux, Rational Developer for i, Rational
    Developer for System z, Rational Business Developer, and Rational
    Software Architect, yes?

    • Rob Taniwa May 09, 2014

      Hi Will,

      Installing the BlueMix tools into those products would really be at your own risk, and not recommended. There has been no integration testing with any of those products, you would be installing beta code into GA products which may share some common components, and our support for these tools does not cover Juno, only Kepler and later versions of Eclipse. So although theoretically you probably could, it could have impact on the function of both the BlueMix tools, as well as some of the existing function within those products.

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