Tuesday, 17 January 2017

WebSphere Developer Tools on macOS - It's been a while

I had a need to tinker with some Java in the context of WebSphere Application Server (WAS) Network Deployment (ND) 8.5.

I'm using a Mac, with WAS ND 8.5.5.11 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 on VMware, as well as WebSphere Liberty Profile 8.5.59 on Docker natively on macOS.

 Having downloaded the latest and greatest Eclipse ( Neon ) from here ( actually from IBM Bluemix here ) I then dived across to the WebSphere Developer Tools page here: 


Whilst the plugin does apparently support Neon: -


When I tried to drag/drop this into Eclipse, it didn't want to install ( and I did NOT grab the error message, more fool me ).

However, the Eclipse Market Place plugin DID provide me with the appropriate Neon version of the tools: -


Specifically, this is what I installed


so we're good to go :-)

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