I noticed that there have been a lot of JBoss Tools related news going on while I were on vacation (maybe I should stay on vacation ?)
Today we are releasing JBoss Tools 2.1.0.GA.
Ever wanted to see how DocBook documents look like rendered without leaving your IDE ? This blog will explain how you can come from this:
The last year we have been working full time on JBoss Tools and JBoss Developer Studio. One of the challenges we had were to add support for JBoss Seam in Eclipse. Similar to what the Seam team did for the underlying frameworks (JSF, EJB3, JPA, etc.) we had to do integrate/adjust for the various plugins that exists in the Eclipse family (WTP, JSF, Dali, etc.).
This is an updated version of Making Eclipse look good on Linux that integrates the comments and the changes relevant for Fedora 8 (which I finally got around to update to).
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!