Using MobileFirst Server to Eclipse

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The MobileFirst Server can be integrated into the Eclipse IDE. This can help in creating a unified development experience.

Adding the server to Eclipse

  1. From the Servers view in Eclipse, select New → Server.
  2. If an IBM folder option does not exist, click on “Download additional server adapters”.
  3. Select WebSphere Application Server Liberty Tools and follow the on-screen instructions.
  4. From the Servers view in Eclipse, select New → Server.
  5. Select IBM → WebSphere Application Server Liberty.
  6. Provide a server name and hostname and click Next.
  7. Provide the path to the server’s root directory, and select a JRE version to use. When using the MobileFirst Developer Kit, the root directory is [installation directory]/mfp-server folder.
  8. Click Next followed by clicking Finish.

You can now start and stop the MobileFirst Server from the Eclipse IDE “servers” view.

Inclusive terminology note: The Mobile First Platform team is making changes to support the IBM® initiative to replace racially biased and other discriminatory language in our code and content with more inclusive language. While IBM values the use of inclusive language, terms that are outside of IBM's direct influence are sometimes required for the sake of maintaining user understanding. As other industry leaders join IBM in embracing the use of inclusive language, IBM will continue to update the documentation to reflect those changes.
Last modified on January 10, 2017