A trio of betas

Red Hat delivers beta for JBoss Platform 6, Tools and Developer Studio 5

Chris Mayer

JBoss have been busy. Public betas available for EAP 6, Tools and Developer Studio 5

The JBoss team has been working overtime in recent weeks for
three huge announcements, but the hard graft has paid off, with the
release of public betas for
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6
, JBoss Tools and
Developer Studio 5.

Last year, Red Hat gave the keenest individuals a glimpse at
what EAP 6 could offer with an early adopter program introduced,
but now everyone is being let in. It seems that the enterprise
platform is truly going on the cloud offensive, heavily borrowing
from JBoss AS 7 and has a full Java EE 6 specification to make the
platform PaaS-ready, whatever the situation.

Admittedly, lots of enterprises are still dubious of deploying
fully to the cloud, but with JBoss AS7, the pace can be as
leisurely as you wish. The company says EAP 6 has been
designed and architected for use everywhere, including in
on-premise and public clouds, giving a sense of control and
allowing enteprises to test the water first before jumping right
into a complete cloud strategy.

JBoss also promises a simplification of managing servers,
greater agility and responsiveness. Additionally, JBoss
Enterprise Application Platform 6 continues to build upon
JBoss Open
 strategy, featuring support for other popular
frameworks such as Spring, Struts, and Google Web Toolkit (GWT). It
also offers increased integration with other development tooling,
including Maven and Hudson and JBoss Community projects such
Arquillian and Hibernate.

Complementing that announcement quite well was the beta
release of Developer Studio 5 and JBoss Tools – dubbed
Chiliad. Both are targeted towards the Eclipse community with JBoss
tools being a set of plugins for Eclipse and 
Developer Studio is a fully bundled Eclipse distribution, that can
pretty much deal with any sort of application – from
mission-critical to mobile.

Some of the new stuff within JBoss developer studio includes a
mobile browser simulator that, well, actually looks like a mobile
browser, a redesigned OpenShift UI to cope with increasingly
complexity, an updated JBoss Central and also easing in newer
versions of support technologies (Seam 2.3, Forge for example).

There’s tons more too, with 750+
improvements, all of which you can check out within Max Rydahl
. This JBoss beta trio is sure to pique the interest of
the entire community, why not try them all today? The team will no
doubt love to hear your opinion.

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