The AWS Toolkit for Eclipse is an open source plug-in for the Eclipse Java IDE that makes it easier for developers to develop, debug, and deploy Java applications using Amazon Web Services. With the AWS Toolkit for Eclipse, you’ll be able to get started faster and be more productive when building AWS applications.

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1. Open Help → Install New Software….

2. Enter in the text box labeled “Work with” at the top of the dialog.

3. Select the required "AWS Core Management Tools" and other optional items from the list below.

4. Click “Next.” Eclipse guides you through the remaining installation steps.

Note: The toolkit requires Eclipse 4.4 (Luna) or higher

The AWS Toolkit for Eclipse conveniently includes the AWS SDK for Java, so you can get started building Java applications on AWS infrastructure services in Eclipse, including Amazon S3, Amazon EC2, and Amazon DynamoDB.

Easily create new Java projects using the AWS Java library using one of the project templates, or add the library to an existing project.


Use the Eclipse Java IDE to build and debug your applications.


Automatically download new versions of the SDK through the Eclipse update site.

Easily access and administer your AWS infrastructure, including Amazon S3, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon EC2, and more while developing your application. The AWS Explorer provides a graphical interface that makes it easy to create, edit, and delete resources.

Create, view, and delete Amazon S3 objects, Amazon DynamoDB items and attributes, Amazon SQS messages, and more.

Add, edit, and delete resources to help build and test your application without leaving the IDE.

Write Select queries against your data in Amazon DynamoDB and edit the results.

Use the AWS Toolkit for Eclipse to develop, debug, then deploy your Java web applications to AWS Elastic Beanstalk.

Create new Java web applications using a web application template, including one based on the Travel Log sample Java web application. Use the Eclipse Java IDE to build and run your application locally before deploying to AWS Elastic Beanstalk.

Easily deploy new application versions to AWS Elastic Beanstalk, then use Amazon EC2 Management in Eclipse or the AWS Management Console to manage the application.

Remotely debug your application running in a Beanstalk environment. The Toolkit helps you select an EC2 instance, automatically configures the security groups and JVM settings, then starts a remote debugging session.

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