JBoss Tools vs Developer Studio

    Below is a comparison matrix to illustrate what parts of JBoss Tools have been included in the various releases of Developer Studio and which additional out-of-the-box setup and software Developer Studio provides.  It should be noted that JBoss Tools is a set of plugins that can be installed into Eclipse while Developer Studio makes the getting started out-of-the-box experience easier and simpler.  This is evident in the matrix below with entries showing that Developer Studio has an installer that helps in configuring your runtimes, distributes Eclipse and WTP, and includes support for the supported platforms from JBoss (EAP, EWP, EWS, SOA, and EPP).

     


    JBoss Tools 2.xJBoss Tools 3.0.xJBoss Tools 3.1JBoss Tools 3.2.x

    JBoss Tools 3.3.x

    (Core & SOA)

    Developer Studio 1.xDeveloper Studio 2.xDeveloper Studio 3.0.x

    Developer Studio 4.0.x

    Developer Studio 4.1.x

    Developer Studio 5.0.x

    (Core & SOA)

    Features:










    HibernateXXXXXXXXXXX
    SeamXXXXXXXXXXX
    CDI (JSR-299)

    XXX

    X (Tooling Tech Preview)X (Tech preview)X (Tech preview)X
    jBPMXXXX (v3 & 4)X (SOA)XXXX (v3 only)X (v3)X (SOA)
    Visual Page EditorXXXXXXXXXXX
    FreeMarkerXXXXXXXXXXX
    StrutsXXXXXXXXXXX
    JBoss ASXXXXXXXXXXX
    Project ArchivesXXXXXXXXXXX
    Drools
    XXXX (SOA)
    XXXXX (SOA)
    Portlet
    XXXX
    XXXXX
    ESB
    XXXX (SOA)
    XXXXX (SOA)
    JBoss Webservices
    XXXX
    XXXXX
    Smooks
    XXXX (SOA)

    XXX
    Birt Integration
    XXXX





    TPTP Integration
    XXX(TPTP not part of Indigo)

    X (requires TPTP to be installed)X (requires TPTP to be installed)X (requires TPTP to be installed)(TPTP not part of Indigo)
    Maven

    X (requires m2eclipse)X (requires m2eclipse)X (requires m2e)




    X
    Usage (tracking)


    XX


    XXX
    Modeshape


    XX (SOA)


    XXX (SOA)
    Teiid


    XX (SOA)


    XXX (SOA)
    Delta Cloud


    XX

















    Setup:










    ZipXXX (deprecated)







    Update siteXXXXX
    X (since 2.1)XXX (+extras)X (Core & SOA)
    Archived Update Site

    XXX


    (X)

    Installer




    XXXXXX (Core)












    3rd Party plugins:










    Eclipse



    XXX (3.4)X (3.5)X (3.6)X (3.6+)X (3.7)
    Web Tools



    XXXXXXX
    SpringIDE



    XXXXXXX (extras)
    TestNG



    XXXXXXX (extras)












    Integrated Platforms:










    JBoss Enterprise Application Platform




    X (EAP 4)X (EAP 4)X (EAP 4)X (EAP 5)X (EAP 5)X (EAP 6)
    JBoss SOA Platform





    X (separate download)X (separate download)X (separate download)X (seperate download)X (seperate download)
    JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform





    X (separate download)X (separate download)X (separate download)X (separate download)X (separate download)
    JBoss Enterprise Web Server






    X (separate download)X (separate download)X (seperate download)X (seperate download)