Sunday, August 12, 2007

Red Hat beta release of Developer Studio sports Exadel tools, Seam integration

Red Hat today released the beta version of its Developer Studio, an Eclipse-based integrated development environment (IDE) designed to help developers, as companies migrate to and exploit open source runtimes, frameworks and stacks.

The beta releases sees the merger of products that were contributed to Red Hat by Exadel in March and introduced under open source in June. The Exadel products contributed to the project included Exadel Studio Pro, RichFaces, and Ajax4jsf. The new release combines these with such JBoss middleware software as JBoss Seam and Hibernate, providing a development environment for enterprise Java, Ajax, and SOA applications.

Among the benefits of the new release are:

  • A seamless, unified programming model that provides new tools around JBoss Seam to build applications in a single, consistent manner.

  • A powerful and integrated Ajax development environment with JBoss Seam and JBoss Ajax4sf frameworks, JBoss Richfaces components and WYSIWYG tools for creating Ajax-enabled Web pages and interfaces.

  • Comprehensive JavaEE tooling with two-way WYSIWYG and source editing of JavaServer Faces (JSF) and Facelets pages, dynamic code assist, and a rich component palette.

  • An integrated runtime, which Red Hat says is the first open-source Eclipse-based development environment that brings together the runtime with the tools, and provides an out-of-the-box IDE.

The Developer Studio beta can be downloaded now. The final release, which will be licensed under the GNU Public License v2, is scheduled for later this summer, and will be available by subscription.

Red Hat developer support customers will have automatic access to Developer Studio as part of their subscription.