In the steps that follow, we show how to configure the Heroku development environment in Eclipse. Eclipse is one of the most popular and powerful integrated software development platforms on the market today. Millions of developers use Eclipse to write and deploy enterprise and other Java apps using Eclipse for the JEE edition.
In this section, we first list the prerequisites for enabling the development of a Heroku cloud application using Eclipse, and then show a step-by-step approach to configuring the Eclipse plugin for Heroku. Finally, we create a sample web app in Java and deploy the app. We also show you how to manage and monitor the Java web app using features of the Eclipse plugin for Heroku.