Creating an App Engine Java 8 Standard Application

Cloud Tools for Eclipse provides a wizard inside Eclipse to create new applications for the App Engine Java 8 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. Ensure you have the latest version of Cloud Tools for Eclipse.

Creating a new App Engine Java 8 standard project

To create a new App Engine standard project 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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