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AWS Toolkit for Eclipse – Version 2.0

We have added a number of handy and useful features to the popular AWS Toolkit for Eclipse. The toolkit includes the AWS SDK for Java; you can use it to develop AWS applications for deployment directly on Amazon EC2 or via AWS Elastic Beanstalk.

The new features include a new AWS Explorer, support for multiple AWS accounts and identities, new editors for Amazon S3, Amazon SNS, and Amazon SQS, a new SimpleDB query editor, remote debugging for Elastic Beanstalk environments, and support for creating connections to databases hosted on Amazon RDS.

Here’s a tour. The AWS Explorer displays all of your AWS resources in a single hierarchy:

You can expand any service node to see what’s inside:

You can now add multiple AWS accounts or IAM user credentials, and you can easily activate any one of them as needed. You can now manage development, test, staging, and production services within a single session, using IAM users to control access to each:

You can now view and edit the contents of any of your S3 buckets:

You can also take a look at any of your SQS queues:

You can also view your SNS topics and subscriptions:

You can query any of your SimpleDB domains:

You can debug an Elastic Beanstalk application from within Eclipse. The toolkit will even automatically open up the proper remote debugging port for you:

You can also connect to RDS Database Instances:

The newest AWS Toolkit for Eclipse can be downloaded here. We’ve also put together a brand new version of the Getting Started Guide.

— Jeff;


Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.