This topic describes how to use Application Accelerator in Tanzu Application Platform GUI.
Application Accelerator for VMware Tanzu helps you bootstrap developing and deploying your applications in a discoverable and repeatable way.
Enterprise architects author and publish accelerator projects that provide developers and operators with ready-made, enterprise-conforming code and configurations. You can then use Application Accelerator to create new projects based on those accelerator projects.
The Application Accelerator UI enables you to discover available accelerators, configure them, and generate new projects to download.
To open the Application Accelerator UI plug-in and select an accelerator:
Within Tanzu Application Platform, click Create in the left navigation pane to open the Accelerators page.
Here you can view accelerators already registered with the system. Developers can add new accelerators by registering them with Kubernetes.
Every accelerator has a title and short description. Click VIEW REPOSITORY to view an accelerator definition. This opens the accelerator’s Git repository in a new browser tab.
Search and filter based on text and tags associated with the accelerators to find the accelerator representing the project you want to create.
Click CHOOSE for the accelerator you want. This opens the Generate Accelerators page.
To configure how projects are generated:
On the Generate Accelerators page, add any configuration values needed to generate the project. The application architect defined these values in
accelerator.yaml in the accelerator definition. Filling some text boxes can cause other text boxes to appear. Fill them all in.
Click EXPLORE to open the Explore Project page and view the project before it is generated.
After configuring your project, click NEXT STEP to see the project summary page.
Review the values you specified for the configurable options.
Click BACK to make more changes, if necessary. Otherwise, proceed to create the project.
To create the project:
Click Create to start generating your project. See the progress on the Task Activity page. A detailed log is displayed on the right.
After the project is generated, click EXPLORE ZIP FILE to open the Explore Project page to verify configuration.
Click DOWNLOAD ZIP FILE to download the project in a ZIP file.
To develop your code:
Open the project in your integrated development environment (IDE).
To learn more about Application Accelerator for VMware Tanzu, see the Application Accelerator documentation.