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Visual Studio Code Taps Java-Based Jetty Web Server

Microsoft announced a new extension for its Visual Studio Code editor that supports Jetty for Java.

The VS Code team said Eclipse Jetty is "s a popular Web server and servlet container in Java community."

The project's Web site says "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."

Microsoft 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 775 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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