With the installation of WebLogic Server 12.2.1 now including the Eclipse Network Installer, which enables developers to download and install Eclipse including the specific features of interest, getting up and running with Eclipse and WebLogic Server has never been easier.
The Eclipse Network Installer presents developers with a guided interface to enable the custom installation of an Eclipse environment through the selection of an Eclipse version to be installed and which of the available capabilities are required - such as Java EE 7, Maven, Coherence, WebLogic, WLST, Cloud and Database tools amongst others. It will then download the selected components and install them directly on the developers machine
Eclipse and the Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse plugins continue to provide extensive support for WebLogic Server enabling it to be used to throughout the software lifecycle; from develop and test cycles with its Java EE dialogs, assistants and deployment plugins; through to automation of configuration and provisioning of environments with the authoring, debugging and running of scripts using the WLST Script Editor and MBean palette.
The YouTube video WebLogic Server 12.2.1 - Developing with Eclipse provides a short demonstration on how to install Eclipse and the OEPE components using the new Network Installer that is bundled within the WebLogic Server installations. It then shows the configuring of a new WebLogic Server 12.2.1 server target within Eclipse and finishes with importing a Maven project that contains a Java EE 7 example application that utilizes the new Batch API that is deployed to the server and called from a browser to run.