Alibaba Cloud Toolkit is an integrated development environment (IDE) plug-in that Alibaba Cloud provides for developers to develop and deploy cloud applications in an efficient way. This plug-in is short for Cloud Toolkit. After you develop, debug, and test your application in your on-premises environment, you can install Alibaba Cloud Toolkit in an IDE, such as IntelliJ IDEA or Eclipse. This way, you can connect to a cloud environment and deploy your application to the cloud by using a graphical user interface (GUI).
- Install Alibaba Cloud Toolkit
After you install and configure Alibaba Cloud Toolkit in IntelliJ IDEA or Eclipse, you can deploy on-premises applications to Enterprise Distributed Application Service (EDAS).
- Deploy applications
You can use Alibaba Cloud Toolkit to deploy applications to EDAS. This is applicable to scenarios, such as fast iterative updates and batch deployment of applications.
- Test and diagnose microservices
You can use Alibaba Cloud Toolkit to test and diagnose microservices. This allows you to monitor the service status during development in real time.
- Develop applications in an on-premises environment and implement the interconnection
between on-premises and cloud applications
You can use Alibaba Cloud Toolkit to directly start a local registry or join a self-managed registry in your on-premises development environment. This helps you implement mutual calling between your services and services of others.