Configuring Eclipse to use WildFly

How do I integrate WildFly with Eclipse? This tutorial shows how to do it, by installing the JBoss Tools plugin  on Eclipse so that you can manage e local or remote WildFly application server without leaving your favourite IDE.

In order to install JBoss Tools make sure you have installed the lastest Eclipse release. Next, move to the Help | Eclipse Market Place and enter in the search box “JBoss Tools”. You will see several JBoss Tools releases available. Choose to install or update the latest stable JBoss Tools plugin:

wildfly eclipse jboss tools

In the following screen select the “JBoss AS tools” plugin and restart Eclipse once completed. Now choose from the upper Menu: File | New | Server and expand the JBoss Community option. A “WildFly” Server is included:

wildfly deploy eclipse

In the next screen you have to choose if the Server is locally installed (Local) or it’s a remote server (Remote) and how the Server Lifecycle is managed:

wildfly10 eclipse configure

Finally, point to the location where the application server is installed, the JRE execution environment and the configuration file to be used (default is standalone.xml) :

wildfly10 eclipse

Remember that WildFly 10 application server requires a JDK 1.8, therefore you will not be able to start it with an older JDK version. Click Finish. WildFly is now configured on your Eclipse environment!

wildfly10 eclipse

Click on the Icons in the toolbar to Debug / Start / Profile / Stop your Server. Right click on it and choose “Add or Remove ” to Deploy applications on it.

Congratulations, you have just learned how to integrate WildFly with Eclipse!