Cloud IDE Integration with Google App Engine: And It Really Works

eXo Platform Blog

Our announcement todayrepresents another big milestone for eXo Cloud IDE, as we become the first (and only, so far) cloud-based IDE to deliver native integration with Google App Engine.

Why is this so cool for developers?

1 – For starters, this isn’t an announcement about plans for a future integration; it’s available today, for both Java and Python. We really appreciate the involvement and support of the Google team from the start, helping review the original spec, giving feedback on prototypes, providing access to early versions of their tools to our team – this was key to successfully delivering a seamless integration that developers will love.

2 – Google App Engine has a huge community of Java developers starting to build apps for Google’s infrastructure. eXo Cloud IDE provides an easy on-ramp, since everything can be done online. You don’t have to download and configure Eclipse plugins and the App Engine SDK; in less than 5 minutes, you can create a new project for either Java or Python, code, debug and deploy directly to App Engine.

3 – eXo Cloud IDE is multi-language and multi-framework, but we’re the only cloud-based IDE to focus on Java. Other cloud development tools focus on interpreted languages; enterprise Java developers are a different beast. With the new Java debugger we added, every step of Java app development and deployment can now be done entirely online.

Check out the video to see it in action:

There’s also a step-by-step tutorial on our Resource Center if you want to give it a try. Sign up or sign in to your own Cloud IDE account here: No tricks, no premium charge for this feature, it’s free for developers (and up to 5 of their colleagues).

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