Release: AWS Toolkit for Eclipse 1.5

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This release introduces a new way to deploy Java web applications using AWS Elastic Beanstalk, an AWS Java web project wizard, and an AWS toolbar menu.


Submitted By: Jason@AWS
Release Date: January 19, 2011 1:20 AM GMT
Latest Version: 1.5
Created On: January 19, 2011 1:21 AM GMT
Last Updated: January 19, 2011 1:21 AM GMT

Installing the Toolkit

See for information on installing the AWS Toolkit for Eclipse.

New Features

Change Description
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

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.

Known Issues

Issue Description
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".

Feature Versions

This release of the AWS Toolkit for Eclipse includes the following feature versions:

Feature Version
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
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