Google Plugin for Eclipse™ — Peanut Butter to Eclipse's Chocolate

Posted by Miguel Mendez - Tuesday, April 07, 2009 at 2:27:00 PM

Eclipse™ is a delicious Java™ IDE. However, developers using it to create Google Web Toolkit (and now Google App Engine for Java) web applications have found themselves wanting better integration.

That's why we are very happy to announce the first release of the Google Plugin for Eclipse. Not only does the plugin make it easier to work with App Engine for Java and GWT; it also makes projects using both easier. A few key features:

New Web Application Wizard
Quickly create web applications that use GWT and/or App Engine. Your new application is fully configured and ready to go.

Run/Debug Web Application
With a single click, you can run or debug your web application locally. No more command-line headaches!

Google App Engine for Java
Deploying your application to the cloud is easy with the deploy wizard...

As-you-type validation ensures that your code is compatible with App Engine.

Google Web Toolkit
We've enhanced Eclipse's Java environment to integrate seamlessly with GWT:

  • Recognition of inline JavaScript (JSNI): syntax highlighting, auto-indenting, Java Search and Refactoring integration
  • GWT compiler shortcuts and configuration UI
  • Wizards to create entry points, modules and HTML pages

Ready to dig in?

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