Microsoft is taking its relationship with the Eclipse community to the next level by joining the Eclipse Foundation as a Solutions Member. Joining the Eclipse Foundation enables Microsoft to collaborate more closely with the Eclipse community, deliver a great set of tools and services for all development teams, and continuously improve the cloud services, SDKs and tools.
Microsoft delivers already a number of Eclipse-based tools today. The Azure Toolkit for Eclipse and Java SDK for Azure enables Eclipse users to build cloud applications. And with the free Team Explorer Everywhere plugin, developers have access to the full suite of source control, team services, and DevOps capabilities of Visual Studio Team Services from within their IDE. These offerings will continue to be maintained and shared through the Eclipse Marketplace
Additionally, Microsoft and Codenvy announced new Azure and Visual Studio Team Services interoperability with Codenvy’s workspace automation tools, built on Eclipse Che. With Visual Studio Team Services, Azure, and Codenvy, software development teams can collaborate more easily than ever before. Codenvy’s new Visual Studio Team Services extension activates Codenvy workspaces on-demand from within Microsoft’s tools, creating a natural workflow that aligns with agile methodologies and principles. The Azure VM Marketplace now includes a virtual machine preconfigured with Codenvy, so developers can instantly provision private Codenvy workspaces on Azure.
More tools and services specifically for Java and Eclipse developers that provide powerful development solutions and services that span platforms have also been presented at EclipseCon.
- Opensourcing the Team Explorer Everywhere Plugin for Eclipse on GitHub.
- Azure IoT Suite support in Kura. Contribution of an Azure IoT Hub Connector to Kura that will allow to easily connect gateways running Kura to Azure IoT Suite.
- Azure Java WebApp support in the Azure Toolkit for Eclipse, which makes it easy to take a Java web app and have it running in Azure within seconds
- A refreshed and updated Azure Java Dev Center
- With the Java Tools Challenge, Microsoft is inviting Java developers to build apps and extensions for VSTS.
Source: Visual Studio Blog