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JBoss Tools 4.2 & Developer Studio 8 have arrived

JAX Editorial Team
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The developer tools JBoss and Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio have appeared in version 4.2. Both require the latest version of Eclipse Luna or 4.4.

Tooling for Apache Cordova is just one of the elements that has been improved in the latest update. Thanks to a new import wizard, it is now possible to import Cordova projects and develop hybrid-mobile projects.

With the update to the client written in Java: Tern- Client-Tern.java v.0.4.0.201407030911 the JavaScript Content Assist has been enhanced. AngularJS support was implemented on an experimental basis.

Version 2 of the Rapid Application Development tools JBoss Forge was also integrated as version 1 is “deprecated”. The keyboard shortcut for the Runtime is: Ctrl + Cmd + 4

As an alternative to the SWT WebKit engine, the simulators BrowserSim and CordovaSim received a new JavaFX Web Engine. However, this only works for Windows and Mac users. There is currently no support for Linux.

Further updates are explained in the release notes.

Once the download is complete the Developer Studio can use the following line of code for installation:

1 java -jar jboss-devstudio- {version} -installer- {standalone | eap} .jar

When installing in an existing Eclipse IDE (Bring-Your-Own-Eclipse) it is recommended to use the Java EE bundle of the first service release (SR1) for Luna since most dependencies are already installed.

You can get the software under JBoss Tools (Luna) or JBoss Developer Studio (Luna) in the Eclipse Market Place.

The JBoss Developer Studio is dealing with the complete Eclipse distribution. This release (version 4.2.0) also contains a large part of JBoss tools. All dependencies and plug-ins from third-party are also on board. Aside from JBoss, technologies such as Hibernate, JBoss AS, CDI (Contexts and Dependency Injection), Aerogear Hybrid Mobile, Apache Cordova, JSF, (X) HTML, Seam and Maven are also supported.

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