How about building an Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service application up and running quickly?
If you missed how you can run a locally deployable Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Simulator to build, test and debug your Java application read this.
To enhance your experience of building an application with Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service we are announcing a plugin for the commonly used open source Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) - Eclipse. With this Eclipse plugin you can:
Excited! Read further to learn more on how to install the plugin and explore the features that have been provided.
Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Simulator is distributed as cloudsim.jar within the SDK. The latest SDK and Driver packages can be downloaded from Oracle Technology Network.
Installation of Cloud Simulator is as simple as unzip/gunzip the distribution.
Detailed instructions can be found in the official documentation.
Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud SDK comes with helper scripts which will help you to start Cloud Simulator. To start cloudsim the only parameter required is –root which is where the database files are created.
For other options and detailed steps to start Cloud Simulator is here.
NOTE: Oracle NoSQL Database Eclipse Plugin has been built to work with Eclipse Neon 4.6 and later releases.
Now that you have started Cloud Simulator, you can install the Eclipse Plugin to build your application. Follow the screenshots below for detailed instructions to install the plugin.
Before installing ensure you have downloaded the plugin distribution and unzipped to a desired location.
Once Eclipse is restarted to verify the plugin installation:
Once the plugin is installed and verified you need to ensure the plugin understands where to find the Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud SDK. Instructions on downloading the SDK, client libraries can be found here.
Once you have the SDK follow these steps to set preferences for the plugin.
NOTE: The endpoint is specific to one of the available data centers. Please ensure to check and use the right endpoint where your Oracle Cloud account has been created.
NOTE: In case you don’t have the Entitlement ID and IDCS URL follow this to obtain details specific to your Oracle Cloud account.
To add an Oracle NoSQL nature to your existing application
To browse Examples that are bundled as part of the SDK, the plugin allows you to create a new Eclipse Project of type NoSQL Examples
A very useful feature that the plug-in provides is the ability to browse data that you store and use in your development/test environment in Cloud Simulator or data stored in your Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service. Ensure to select the appropriate Profile Type before exploring the tables and data.
With the Data Explorer a developer can:
Before you explore data stored in your Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service account ensure to have read Getting Started with Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud and Develop your NoSQL Application in Oracle Cloud.
Once you have read these and have setup your Oracle NoSQL Database Eclipse Plugin preferences with details related to your cloud account you should select the Profile Type as Cloud and follow the steps outlined earlier.
So you can see how easy it is get started with building, testing and debugging your application for Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service.