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IBM® Eclipse Tools for Bluemix® provides plug-ins that can be installed into an existing Eclipse environment to assist in integrating the developer’s integrated development environment (IDE) with Bluemix. The tools allows you to deploy your JavaScript, WAR (web archive) and EAR (enterprise archive) files, and Liberty Profile packaged servers to the Bluemix server right from your Eclipse IDE, or WebSphere® Application Server Developer Tools (WDT). The tools also allow you to create and link services to your application and define environment variables as part of the deployment.

Developers who use Eclipse will find the Eclipse tools for Bluemix an easy way to manage their applications in Bluemix from within the Eclipse IDE.