Spring Tools is a collection of tools that are used to support the development of Spring applications. Spring tools is an extension that is installed into an existing application development IDE, such as Eclipse, Visual Studio, or Atom. As an example, let's say you want to add Spring Tools to Eclipse.
- In Eclipse, select Help > Eclipse Marketplace.
- In Find, enter Spring Tools.
- Install the Spring Tools extension.
Note - If you already have Eclipse installed, you wouldn't download the Spring Tools installer from https://spring.io/tools, as the installer would install a new version of Eclipse with the Spring Tools extension already built in.