Max Rydahl Andersen is the tooling architect at JBoss by Red Hat.
In the early days he worked on Hibernate Core even before it became part of JBoss, and over time he have been involved in alot of projects at JBoss, mainly focused on the tooling/developer aspects.
He gets to touch upon almost every technology inside JBoss as they need tooling. It's given him a unique viewpoint of being an actual user of the technology - feeling both the pains and joys of a user.
Max have been involved in Ceylon from the early days and tried to keep up with the evolving specifications. Gives feedback and provide input in directions of the tooling and as such is now trying to make Ceylon available from Eclipse.
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.).
I'll be talking about JBoss Tools and Developer Studio at JBoss World in Orlando Florida next month.
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).
If anyone found a lonely Canon camera at JavaPolis yesterday then please hand it into the information desk or at the JBoss/Red Hat booth.
Sitting in on the
Seam In Action talk with Pete Muir, Peter Hilton and Nicholas Leroux and thought that I could put more elaborate answers to the questions asked during this talk about the tooling.
I'm proud to report that we released JBoss Developer Studio 1.0 (formerly known as Red Hat Developer Studio) earlier today.
One of my favorite feature in JBoss Tools is the
Project Archives which provides automatic and incremental archiving of arbitrary directories into a zipped archive (jar,zip,war,etc) or into an exploded directory. Usable for any development that wants hot and/or exploded deployment.
Last nights build of JBoss Tools now has Seam 2 support in its project creation wizards and the artifact wizards (New Seam Action, Form, etc.)