Hello JBoss Followers:
To kick of this week's note, I wish to focus on a major delivery by MANY of our teams - JBoss Developer Studio 6 shipped TODAY and you can download it immediately. Key features include:
- Based on Eclipse Juno
- Installing JBDS into your own Eclipse Juno via Eclipse Marketplace (see screenshot below)
- Android Tools now in JBoss Central
- GWT Designer now in JBoss Central
- Improved OpenShift Wizard to support OpenShift Enterprise
- Improved Maven Project Wizard
- Support for Seam 2.3
- Tested on Windows 8 and Mac OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
- Tested on Java 7 32-bit and 64-bit
The delivery of JBoss Developer Studio represents more than a simple Eclipse-based toolset due to JBoss Central. On JBoss Central, you will find the following:
- Easy integration with OpenShift - including the new OpenShift Enterprise
- HTML5 Archetype from the Aerogear Project - which has also dramatically updated their project's website
- RichFaces Archetype from the RichFaces Project
- Spring MVC Archetype from the Snowdrop Project
- GWT Archetype from the Errai Project
- JBoss Developer Framework's Quickstarts - dozens of easy to follow examples to get you started quickly with Java EE6 and complimentary features
- Links to documentation, screencasts, blogs and much more
A significant number of open source stars have to align to deliver all of these capabilities at a single point in time. If you are the type (like myself) who would rather spend a few minutes watching a video BEFORE you invest the time and energy into downloading and installing something - check out this video I recently uploaded to YouTube:
The JBoss Team has also delivered numerous blogs, new releases and crafted several other videos that I know you will enjoy:
- Brian Leathem describes his vision for Polygot Widgets - UI controls that are available via many frameworks like JSF, GWT and JQuery. Check out his awesome demo video.
- Gary Brown produced two videos for Project Overlord (SOA Governance) - one on Call Trace Business Activity Monitoring and another on Policy Enforcement.
- Eric Schabell recorded a very nice demo of using SwitchYard at OpenShift.
- The Errai Team talks up their 2.2 candidate release.
- Jozef Hartinger announces Weld 2.0.0.Beta1 - the CDI 1.1 reference implementation - Java EE just gets better and better
- Ales Justin unleashes the CapeDwarf - no this is not a reference to The Hobbit, it is to make your Google App Engine projects more portable!
- Eric Schabell announces the deliver of the OpenShift Primer on Amazon and Apple's iBooks - what is the logical first comment? "What about Google Play?" :-)
- Bryan Che publishes a great blog on defining a Hybrid Cloud - Portability - Open Source and Open Standards
- Boleslaw Dawidowicz announces GateIn 3.5.0.Final
- Ken Finnigan gives us the GateIn Cookbook - an excellent resource for getting your head into the GateIn game.
There are still a few weeks left in 2012 - I suspect our team can crank out a few more great things in that timeframe. Stay tuned, it gets better and better