It has been interesting to follow the recent communications made by Rod Johnson as you can transparently read SpringSource's strategy. I wanted to blog about it during the last vacations but never fully finished the entry (they were vacations after all). Some elements are outdated now (including SpringSource acquiring covalent) but here it goes just refreshed with links.
The Seam team is back from the holidays, and we're quite happy to be able to say that the 2.0.1.CR2 Seam release is out. We've only got a couple of minor housekeeping (docs) issues to address, so unless we see some big bugs in the next few days, I think we can expect to see a GA release early next week.
I learnt a lot about JBoss Tools whilst writing a quick demo for my talk at Javapolis, and I wanted share a favourite feature with you - hot deploy of Seam components. Now, of course, this works with any seam problems if you set it up right, but JBoss Tools makes it /seamless/ :-). It removes the need for calling out to ant to copy the files to the application server - this makes it so quick you don't even see the progress bar pop up!