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Eclipse Che is an integrated development environment that will get as portable as your code and applications

In the era of microservices and cloud-native applications, Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) is going through a major transformation. The combination of containers and continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) is enabling rapid deployment of software like never before. And though the languages, runtimes, frameworks, deployment targets have changed dramatically, the tooling hasn’t evolved much. Developers are still relying on traditional integrated development environments (IDEs) such as Visual Studio, Eclipse, and IntelliJ. While they may be powerful, they are definitely not designed to take advantage of emerging technologies.

Enter Eclipse Che, an integrated development environment that will get as portable as your code and applications. Imagine the power of carrying an IDE that’s bundled along with the code, required dependencies, and runtimes. That’s the premise on which Eclipse Che is built. It aligns with the emerging trends such as social coding and lightweight containers. Eclipse Che redefines how IDEs are designed and built.

Eclipse Che is a Java application that runs on Apache Tomcat server. The in-browser IDE is built using the Google Web Toolkit (GWT). Che’s power lies in its software development kit (SDK), which is highly extensible to develop new plug-ins. Adding a new language, framework, and runtime is as simple as creating a new plug-in.

The best thing about an Eclipse Che workspace is that they can be persisted, versioned, snapshotted, and ported to other environments.

To appreciate Eclipse Che, we need to understand its architecture and terminology.

Read the entire article at The New Stack.

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