Java on Azure Tooling Update – June 2023

Jialuo Gan

Hi everyone, welcome to the June update of Java on Azure Tooling. In this update, we will introduce Azure Spring Apps Standard Consumption and Dedicated plan support and Local Storage Account (Azurite) support. We hope you like these features and enjoy a smooth experience with our Azure toolkit. Please download and install the Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ. Let’s get started.

June Release and Feature Summary

Azure Spring Apps Standard Consumption and Dedicated Plan Support

Azure Spring Apps has introduced a new way to pay for its service – the consumption pricing plan, which is now available in public preview. his new plan is for apps that run on demand or have spikes in traffic. Developers only pay for the resources used by these apps. For more details, please refer to this documentation.

With the latest release, we have added the support for creating and deploying apps in Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ to a Standard Consumption and Dedicated plan. After you have created an Azure Spring Apps service instance, you can simply right-click on the Java project and deploy it to the plan directly. Here is a demo for it.

Azurite Open-source Emulator Support

The Azurite open-source emulator enables you to simulate the Azure Blob, Queue, and Table services on your local machine. You can test your application against the storage services locally without creating an Azure subscription or incurring any costs. For more details, please see this documentation.

In the latest release, we have also integrated the Azurite open-source emulator into our toolkit. You can run Azurite from an Azure Functions project, which allows you to test Blob, Queue and Table storage. After installing Azurite locally, you will be asked to select a Cloud or Emulated Storage Account if the Azure Web Jobs Storage setting is missing. With this feature, you can monitor how your application is functioning locally. You can also switch to use an Azure Storage account in the cloud. Here is a short demonstration for it.


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