The most valuable about Eclipse is that it provides an open source platform for creating an extensible integrated development environment (IDE). It has a well-designed and extensible architecture and allows anyone to build solutions that integrate seamlessly with the environment and other tools.
The key to the seamless integration of tools with Eclipse is the approach of attachable plugins. With the exception of a small run-time kernel, everything in Eclipse is a plugin. This means that you can develop such an attachable module by your own, which subsequently can be easily integrated with Eclipse in exactly the same way as the other ones.
Jelastic team has also created a dedicated plugin for Eclipse development platform. It represents a set of software development tools, that simplifies the process of applications development at Eclipse IDE, where they are handled in the form of projects (Java EE) at Jelastic Platform.
See the following video tutorial in order to quickly get insights on basics of the Jelastic Eclipse Plugin usage: