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VS Code Supports Java-Based Eclipse Jetty Web Server

A new extension announced by the Visual Studio Code team provides support for Eclipse Jetty, a Java-based Web server and servlet container.

Its Web site explains "Eclipse Jetty is used in a wide variety of projects and products, both in development and production. Jetty can be easily embedded in devices, tools, frameworks, application servers and clusters."

The VS Code team said it eases the running and deployment of WAR (Web Application aRchive packages), operation of Jetty servers, and interactions with applications from within the code editor.

The extension helps developers:

  • Add Jetty Server from download directory
  • Start/Restart/Stop/Delete Jetty Server
  • Run WAR packages
  • Debug WAR packages
  • Delete WAR packages
  • Reveal WAR packages in file explorer
  • Open server homepage
  • Open WAR package homepage

It requires the use of Jetty Server and Debugger for Java.

Published by Microsoft's "Summer Sun," the extension has 767 installations as of this writing. Its code is also parked on GitHub.

The Visual Studio Engineering Team also announced new enhancements for aforementioned Debugger for Java, Java Test Runner, Tomcat and Maven extensions.

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David Ramel is the editor of Visual Studio Magazine.

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