Installing the Toolkit
See http://aws.amazon.com/eclipse for information on installing the AWS Toolkit for Eclipse.
|New AWS Elastic Beanstalk Deployment||
A new Web Tools Platform server type, AWS Elastic Beanstalk for Tomcat 6, enables you to easily publish your Java web applications to the AWS platform using the standard WTP tooling.
AWS Elastic Beanstalk enables developers to quickly deploy and manage applications in the AWS cloud without having to worry about the physical infrastructure or the resource configuration that accompanies setting up that infrastructure. You simply upload your application to AWS Elastic Beanstalk, and Elastic Beanstalk automatically handles the deployment details of capacity provisioning, load balancing, auto-scaling, and application health monitoring.
AWS Elastic Beanstalk leverages AWS services such as Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, Amazon Simple Notification Service, Elastic Load Balancing, and Auto-Scaling to deliver the same highly reliable, scalable, and cost-effective infrastructure that thousands of businesses depend on today.
Once your application is deployed, AWS Elastic Beanstalk can be used to monitor, change configuration settings, and deploy new versions. For more information on AWS Elastic Beanstalk, see http://aws.amazon.com/elasticbeanstalk.
This server type replaces the older server type provided by the Amazon EC2 plug-in. If you were using the old server type, a migration assistant will help you convert your old WTP servers into AWS Elastic Beanstalk WTP servers.
|New AWS Java Web Project Wizard||
A new AWS Java web project wizard allows you to easily create a new WTP dynamic web project, configured with the AWS SDK for Java, your AWS security credentials and optionally, a sample Java web application demonstrating how to use Amazon S3, SimpleDB, and Simple Notification Service together.
|New AWS Toolbar Menu||
The AWS toolbar button provides quick access to common functionality. For example, you can quickly open the Amazon EC2 management views, or open the EC2 launch wizard.
|Amazon EC2 Management Improvements||
AMI filtering to be done server side to speed up loading data in the UI.
|Windows IE Caching||When deploying a new application version to an existing Elastic Beanstalk environment on Windows, WTP/Eclipse doesn't force a full reload on the internal web browser and you might see a locally cached copy of the last version in some cases. To get around this WTP issue, just reload the page again, or change Internet Explorer's setting for "check for newer versions of stored pages" to "every time I visit the webpage".|
This release of the AWS Toolkit for Eclipse includes the following feature versions:
|Amazon EC2 Management||1.1.0.v201101181646|
|Amazon SimpleDB Management||1.0.0.v201101181646|
|AWS Elastic Beanstalk Deployment||1.0.0.v201101181653|
|AWS SDK for Java||1.1.3.v201101181208|
|AWS Toolkit for Eclipse Core||1.0.5.v201101181646|