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Red Hat Releases Major Updates to its Middleware Portfolio

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Today at EclipseCon, Red Hat released JBoss Developer Studio 3.0 and JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 5.0.  The JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform (JESP) 5.0 includes upgrades to the JBoss ESB, Messaging, and other SOA tools.  JBoss Developer Studio (JBDS) 3.0 includes upgrades to it's full assortment of Eclipse-based development tools.

Enterprise SOA Platform
JESP allows IT to leverage existing (MoM and EAI), modern (SOA and BPM-Rules), and future (EDA and CEP) integration methodologies. The SOA platform can integrate applications and services in cloud and on-premise deployments.  It is an ESB and a business process automation platform.  This latest major release includes enhanced protocol listeners, web services integration, management consoles and transformation, and a new rules engine that can be managed by JBoss Enterprise BRMS (business rules management system).  JBoss Messaging also includes HornetQ 2.0, which broke benchmark records for messaging system speeds.

The JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 5.0 includes updated versions of all of its components:

  • JBoss Enterprise Application Server
  • JBoss Enterprise Service Bus
  • JBoss Transactions
  • JBoss Messaging
  • JBoss Rules
  • JBoss jBPM
  • JBoss Web Services
  • JBoss RESTeasy

JBoss Developer Studio 3.0

Red Hat also updated its middleware platform with the JBoss Developer Studio 3.0.  The platform now includes expanded support for JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, SOA, Portal, and Data services platforms.  JBDS 3.0 is built on the latest version of Eclipse 3.5.

The JBDS 3.0 Portfolio Edition includes:

  • Eclipse 3.5
  • Eclipse based JBoss Tools 3.1
  • JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
  • JBoss SOA Platform
  • JBoss Enterprise BRMS
  • JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform
  • JBoss Enterprise Data Services
  • JBoss Operation Network

The JBDS development environment includes tools such as:

  • Hibernate
  • JBoss Seam
  • RichFaces
  • JBoss jBPM
  • JBoss ESB
  • JBoss Portal
  • JBoss Drools

The following are included in the recent release of JBoss Tools 3.1:

  • JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP)
  • JBoss AS 5.x and 6 M1
  • JBoss Portal (Now GateIn) and the Enterprise Portal Platform (EPP)
  • JSF 2.0
  • Seam 2.2
  • Hibernate 3.3.2
  • CDI
  • m2eclipse integration with Maven

"Application development within the SOA-equipped enterprise has evolved significantly over the past two years, demanding a more eclectic and flexible arsenal of expertise and matching tools," said Brad Shimmin, Principal Analyst Application Infrastructure at Current Analysis. "Services and their underlying data must be considered together, as do cloud and premise deployments, as do rich internet applications and complex integrated services. JBoss Developer Studio 3.0 melds these disparate concerns using the agility of the Eclipse 3.5 platform and a broad quiver of supported frameworks that includes RichFaces, Seam, Spring, Struts and GWT."