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Microsoft today announced that they are joining the Eclipse Foundation as a Solutions Member to collaborate more closely with the Eclipse community to deliver a great set of tools and services for all development teams, and continuously improve their cloud services, SDKs and tools.
Microsoft delivers a number of Eclipse-based tools today. The Azure Toolkit for Eclipse and Java SDK for Azure enables Eclipse users to build cloud applications. And with the free Team Explorer Everywhere plugin, developers have access to the full suite of source control, team services, and DevOps capabilities of Visual Studio Team Services from within their IDE. These offerings will continue to be maintained and shared through the Eclipse Marketplace.
Microsoft also announced more tools and services specifically for Java and Eclipse developers.
- We are open sourcing the Team Explorer Everywhere Plugin for Eclipse on GitHub today, so we can develop it together with the Eclipse community.
- Azure IoT Suite support in Kura. We will contribute an Azure IoT Hub Connector to Kura that will allow to easily connect gateways running Kura to Azure IoT Suite.
- Azure Java WebApp support in the Azure Toolkit for Eclipse, which makes it easy to take a Java web app and have it running in Azure within seconds
- A refreshed and updated Azure Java Dev Center
- With the Java Tools Challenge, we are inviting Java developers to build apps and extensions for VSTS.
Read more about it from the link below.