Red Hat Expands Developer Offerings with JBoss Developer Studio

Raleigh

United States, December 10, 2007

First Eclipse-based development environment combining open-source tooling and runtime for complete application development lifecycles

Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the global availability of JBoss Developer Studio, the first open source, Eclipse-based, integrated development environment combining tooling with runtime. JBoss Developer Studio provides a simple, powerful and easy-to-use solution for developers utilizing JBoss Enterprise Middleware. The solution provides a stable end-to-end, lifecycle environment for application development and deployment, enabling enterprises to respond more quickly and efficiently to rapidly changing business requirements.

JBoss Developer Studio eliminates the need to assemble individual development environments, allowing developers and IT departments to utilize the complete solution from JBoss in one easily delivered installation. Featuring pre-integrated tools and out-of-the-box capabilities, the solution leverages the high-calibre Eclipse-based developer tools that were first made available as open source software on JBoss.org. Since its initial beta release in August, there have been over 100,000 downloads of the test builds for Developer Studio, serving as a clear indicator of the developer community's interest in an open source and friction-free development platform for developing their applications.

"JBoss Developer Studio makes open source middleware software easy to consume, maintain, use and support in cross-platform development environments," said Craig Muzilla, vice president, Middleware Business Products at Red Hat. "This solution will appeal to developers, while more effectively ensuring that enterprises can develop software better and faster, and with greater confidence. We believe Developer Studio will accelerate the use of open source software around the globe and throughout enterprises."

JBoss Developer Studio incorporates Eclipse tooling, integrated JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, and also comes with Red Hat Enterprise Linux for development use and full access to Red Hat Network. Developer Studio also features tooling for technologies, including Java EE, JBoss Seam and Ajax, Hibernate and Persistence, JBoss jBPM, Struts and Spring IDE. The combination of these components provides developers with a stable solution that offers matched tooling, easy upgrades and the same runtime environment in development as in production.

JBoss Developer Studio is now available for both WindowsTM and Linux through subscription from Red Hat for $99. For more information about Developer Studio, visit /products/jbossenterprisemiddleware/developer-studio/.

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Red Hat, the world’s leading open source solutions provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with over 50 satellite offices spanning the globe. CIOs have ranked Red Hat first for value in Enterprise Software for four consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value study. Red Hat provides high-quality, affordable technology with its operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with applications, management and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, including the JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide. Learn more: http://www.redhat.com.

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