CloudBees Toolkit for Eclipse
Manage and Monitor Jenkins Jobs from within Eclipse
- Manage and monitor on-premise Jenkins jobs
- Manage and monitor Jenkins jobs in the cloud
Turbo-charge Java application development, build and deployment in the cloud…with Eclipse! With the CloudBees Toolkit for Eclipse, developers can work directly within their Eclipse environment to create and monitor Jenkins jobs on-premise and in the cloud with CloudBees DEV@cloud and easily deploy those applications to RUN@cloud, part of CloudBees Platform as a Service.
In addition to managing on-premise and Jenkins projects in the cloud, you can also:
- Browse source repositories, if hosted on CloudBees
- Seamlessly deploy applications to the CloudBees runtime services (RUN@cloud)
- Improved software quality: directly integrating quality, enhancing processes – thus making them easier to do, and more likely to be done!
- Promote usage of Jenkins within the organization, all from within developer-loved tools
- Easily access the benefits of the cloud – resources are instantly available with no configuration hassles
- Faster time to market: streamlined development and deployment processes yield greater productivity
Installing the CloudBees Toolkit for Eclipse
The CloudBees Toolkit for Eclipse plugin is found at http://eclipse.cloudbees.com.
NOTE: You must have Eclipse version 3.6 or later.
- Go to the Help option under Eclipse and install the plugin by putting in the eclipse.cloudbees.com URL
- Install the plugin
- Once installed, restart Eclipse to detect the plugin and use it
Using the CloudBees Toolkit for Eclipse
Monitoring On-premise Jenkins Jobs
In the CloudBees preferences window, click on "Attach to Jenkins instances not hosted on DEV@cloud..." Enter the URL and credential of the Jenkins instance you would like to connect to. Start monitoring the jobs from within the IDE.
Monitoring Jenkins in the Cloud
In CloudBees' Preferences window, enter the username and password for CloudBees and hit the Validate button. If an account does not exist, you will need to create one. Creating an account is a five-minute process and does not require a credit card - you are signed into the free tier of CloudBees. Once validated, start and monitor Jenkins jobs from within the IDE.
Deploying Applications to the Cloud (and Locally)
The CloudBees Toolkit for Eclipse offers two modes for deployment:
- Local mode: Right click on the application and choose "Run Local," in the CloudBees menu. This deploys the application in a local sandbox.
- Cloud: Right click on the application and choose "Deploy to RUN@cloud," to deploy the application to the CloudBees PaaS
See the CloudBees Toolkit for Eclipse in Action
CloudBees Toolkit for Eclipse: Managing Jenkins
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