Creating an application in the App Engine standard environment

Cloud Tools for Eclipse provides a wizard inside Eclipse to create new Java applications in the App Engine standard environment.

Before you begin

  1. Sign in to your Google Cloud account. If you're new to Google Cloud, create an account to evaluate how our products perform in real-world scenarios. New customers also get $300 in free credits to run, test, and deploy workloads.
  2. In the Google Cloud Console, on the project selector page, select or create a Google Cloud project.

    Go to project selector

  3. Make sure that billing is enabled for your Cloud project. Learn how to confirm that billing is enabled for your project.

  4. Enable the Cloud Build API.

    Enable the API

  5. Install and initialize the Cloud SDK.
  6. In the Google Cloud Console, on the project selector page, select or create a Google Cloud project.

    Go to project selector

  7. Make sure that billing is enabled for your Cloud project. Learn how to confirm that billing is enabled for your project.

  8. Enable the Cloud Build API.

    Enable the API

  9. Install and initialize the Cloud SDK.
  10. Create an App Engine application for your Cloud project in the Google Cloud Console.

    Open app creation

  11. Select a region where you want your app's computing resources located.

  12. Ensure you have the latest version of Cloud Tools for Eclipse.

Creating a new Java project in the App Engine standard environment

To create a new project for the App Engine standard environment in Eclipse:

  1. Click the Google Cloud Platform toolbar button .

  2. Select Create New Project > Google App Engine Standard Java Project.

  3. Enter a Project name and (optionally) a Java package.

  4. To create a Maven-based App Engine project, select Create as Maven Project and enter a Maven Group ID and Artifact ID of your choosing to set the coordinates for this project. The Group ID is often the same as the package name, but does not have to be. The Artifact ID is often the same as or similar to the project name, but does not have to be.

  5. Click Next.

  6. Select any libraries you need in the project.

  7. Click Finish.

The wizard generates a native Eclipse project, with a simple servlet, that you can run and deploy from the IDE.

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