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Cloud Foundry Integration for Eclipse

The Cloud Foundry Integration for Eclipse provides first-class support for the Cloud Foundry PaaS: It allows you to directly deploy applications from your workspace to a running Cloud Foundry instance, view and manage deployed applications and services, start and stop applications and allows direct debugging when using a Micro Cloud Foundry.

It also contains Spring UAA (User Agent Analysis), an optional component that help us to collect some usage data. This is completely anonymous and helps us to understand better how the tooling is used and how to improve it in the future.

Installation (Release)

when using Eclipse

Go to the Eclipse Marketplace and search for "Cloud Foundry". You will find the release 1.0.0 of the Cloud Foundry Integration for Eclipse and can install that into your existing Eclipse installation. An Eclipse JEE package is recommended.

when using STS

When using the SpringSource Tool Suite, please make sure to upgrade to the latest STS 2.9.1 release and then go to the Dashboard -> Extensions and select the Cloud Foundry Integration for Eclipse from there.

manually from the update site

You can always install the latest release of the Cloud Foundry Integration for Eclipse from here:

(put this URL into the "Install New Software" dialog of your Eclipse)


If you have previous versions of the Cloud Foundry Integration for Eclipse already installed (M4 or M5, prior to this project being open-sourced), please uninstall those versions from your STS or Eclipse. There is no path to directly upgrade an existing installation from the closed-source milestone versions to this open-sourced releases.

Once you have the Cloud Foundry Integration for Eclipse installed from the update sites mentioned here, you will get updates automatically.

Installation (latest from the CI build)

You can always install the latest bits and pieces of the project from the update site that is automatically produced by the continuous integration build. This reflects always the latest development, so you might observe some intereting behavior here and there.

(put this URL into the "Install New Software" dialog of your Eclipse)

Getting started

The basic steps for using the Cloud Foundry Integration for Eclipse are described here:

Just notice that this description is targeted at users of the SpringSource Tool Suite, but once you have the Eclipse integration for Cloud Foundry installed, you can use it in the same way as described.

There is also an introductory screencast featuring Micro Cloud Foundry and the Cloud Foundry Integration for Eclipse. (Just take care that this screencast also refers to the installation procedure for SpringSource Tool Suite users, not Eclipse users in general.)

Questions and bug reports:

If you have a question that Google can't answer, the best way is to go to the Cloud Foundry community forum:

There you can also ask questions and search for other people with related or similar problems (and solutions). New versions of the Cloud Foundry Integration for Eclipse are announced there as well.

With regards to bug reports and enhancement requests, please go to: (please select the Cloud Foundry component)

Working with the code

If you wanna work on the project itself, the best way is to install the Cloud Foundry integration for Eclipse into your Eclipse target platform and start from there, using the standard Eclipse way of plugin development using PDE.

You can clone the Cloud Foundry Integration for Eclipse git repository and import the projects into your Eclipse workspace and start using them.

Building the project

The Cloud Foundry Integration for Eclipse uses Maven Tycho to do continuous integration builds and to produce p2 repos and update sites. To build the tooling yourself, you can execute:

mvn -Pe36 package


Here are some ways for you to get involved in the community:

  • Get involved with the community on the community forums. Please help out on the forum by responding to questions and joining the debate.
  • Create JIRA tickets for bugs and new features and comment and vote on the ones that you are interested in.
  • Github is for social coding: if you want to write code, we encourage contributions through pull requests from forks of this repository. If you want to contribute code this way, please reference a JIRA ticket as well covering the specific issue you are addressing.
  • Watch for upcoming articles on Cloud Foundry by subscribing to the Cloud Foundry blog.

Before we accept a non-trivial patch or pull request we will need you to sign the contributor's agreement. Signing the contributor's agreement does not grant anyone commit rights to the main repository, but it does mean that we can accept your contributions, and you will get an author credit if we do. Active contributors might be asked to join the core team, and given the ability to merge pull requests.

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