Red Hat drives JEAP to beta for off-road testing

Red Hat is targeting shorter windows for mission-critical software application development with the release to beta of its JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 (JEAP) and JBoss Developer Studio 5 products.

The Linux distributor is already running an early adopter programme and hopes that customers will take up the opportunity to install early release beta versions of its middleware so that they can enjoy an “easier upgrade path” in the long run.

NOTE: Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio 5 is an Eclipse-based open source development environment for developing, testing and deploying rich web applications, enterprise applications and service-oriented architecture (SOA) services.

“JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 was created with the cloud in mind. As such, it’s been designed and architected for use everywhere, including in on-premise and public clouds,” said the company, in a press statement.

The product supports the full Java EE 6 (Enterprise Edition) specification for developing enterprise applications.

Red Hat operates what it calls an “Open Choice” strategy around its JBoss line. As such, the company has engineered support for other popular frameworks such as Spring, Struts and Google Web Toolkit (GWT).

There is also integration with other third party development tools including Maven and Hudson and JBoss Community projects such as Arquillian and Hibernate.

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