Red Hat announced the launch of The JBoss Way, a new developer productivity initiative, and also delivered JBoss Developer Studio 5.
(NYSE: RHT) has announced the launch of a new developer productivity initiative
known as The JBoss Way and also made a new version of its developer platform
officials said the new JBoss Way initiative is a development approach that
provides a more productive and simple way to create modern applications. The
company launched The JBoss Way at the Red
Hat Summit and JBoss World 2012 event in Boston June 28.
Way introduces a new set of frameworks, tools and architectural designs focused
on improving developer productivity in building modern applications for mobile,
the cloud and more, the company said.
to Red Hat, innovations such as HTML5; mobile; Web-browser eventing; Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 (Java EE
6); cloud deployment; and in-container testing can be quickly and easily
adopted as part of The JBoss Way. Red Hat has assembled and integrated technical
advances from the open-source community as part of JBoss Developer Studio 5 and
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6, including Java EE 6, Arquillian, Hibernate
4, AeroGear, Errai, RichFaces, JBoss Forge, TorqueBox and Red Hat OpenShift.
The combination of these technologies improves developer efficiency and
provides technical capabilities that address modern application requirements,
all with a cohesive architectural approach.
beginning more than a decade ago, JBoss has been renowned for appealing to the
Java middleware developer community, said Mark Little, senior director,
Middleware engineering at Red Hat, in a statement. Over the past 10 years,
through efforts such as Hibernate, JPA, Seam, CDI and JBoss Developer Studio,
we've ensured that our focus on improving developer productivity has remained
core to everything we do, including our work with the standards.
such as Drools, Switchyard, Errai and Infinispan take this emphasis beyond Java
EE so that whatever your area of interest, JBoss tools offer the solutions you
need to develop and deploy your applications," Little continued. "We
care about developers and I believe we've shown that time and time again, with
innovation throughout our projects and our products. We expect that the
momentum we've built up is only going to increase through The JBoss Way
initiative and collaborative projects.
Way directly addresses the challenges associated with the adoption and
integration of new technologies by providing a clear path, recommended usage
and strong focus on enablement. Developers will find a large and growing
variety of resources, including a complete series of tutorials, Maven
archetypes, architectural guidance, screencasts, reference architectures and
more than 50 quick-starts, enabling them to quickly adopt new innovations. A
reference application, TicketMonster, has been created and highlights various
architectural approaches. The JBoss Way is focused on providing developers with
the latest open-source innovations with a practical path for rapid and easy
Java EE 6
has proven to be an ideal stack to build enterprise applications, Paul Bakker,
an engineer at Luminus Consulting, said in a statement. The Java EE ecosystem
is very large; however, it contains a lot of APIs and related tools. This might
be overwhelming for new developers, making it hard to get started.
JBoss Way gives you guidance on how to structure your application, which tools
to use and how to test your code to create standards-based enterprise
applications. Two of the highlights of The JBoss Way are JBoss Forge and
Arquillian. Forge is a tool that makes it trivial to set up your Maven-based
project and add Java EE technology to it. Arquillian brings in-container
integration tests to Java EE, which gives you the power to test all your code
in an easy but realistic way, Bakker said.
The JBoss Way is reminiscent of the term JBossian,
which JBoss founder Marc Fleury was fond of using to describe the zealous
approach the JBoss team brought to its work as well as the teams prominence in
blazing a trail for professional open-source software and services in the
Red Hat also announced general availability of JBoss Developer Studio 5, which
makes it easy to start developing The JBoss Way. JBoss Developer Studio 5
contains multiple wizards, making it simple to start using the technology
without the typical learning curve. JBoss Forge is embedded within the JBoss
Developer Studio 5 and allows developers to realize immediate results without
needing a complete understanding of the entire specification and configuration
requirements of an unfamiliar programming model.
features in the new release include comprehensive customer data integration (CDI)
tooling, a browser simulator designed to mimic different mobile browsers and
deep Maven integration. All of these are designed to enhance productivity and
help developers build applications using JBoss Developer Studio 5.
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