ENTERPRISE LINUX OUTFIT Red Hat has released version 7 of its Jboss Developer Studio and promised users a sweeping load of updates, ease of use features and a lot of shine.
A blog post from the Jboss Developer team said that the release continues a pattern of releasing "cutting-edge" developer tools. It is available for download now.
"Jboss Developer Studio has a history of delivering cutting-edge tools to developers building everything from rich web and mobile web applications to transactional enterprise and service-oriented architecture (SOA)-based applications," it wrote.
"The new 7.0 release of Jboss Developer Studio continues this heritage and offers a number of exciting features to enhance the development of mobile applications, streamline the process of starting to build applications, and improve overall performance and stability."
Users should expect wizards, widgets and live reloads for checking any changes to a webpage. A Browersim lets developers try out web applications with a range of virtual devices and display settings.
This includes synced views that show the performance of applications on various systems at the same time, something that should make creating a holistic experience easier. Another feature called Livereload shows the end user experience, and should enable the creation of more user friendly kit.
"Livereload provides developers with a preview of their work that more accurately represents the end-user experience, allowing them to better focus on the content and functionality of their applications," said Red Hat.
"Developers often face the challenge of designing and creating applications that are functional and aesthetically pleasing when viewed on a plethora of different platforms and devices. We've added several new features to BrowserSim in JBoss Developer Studio 7 that are designed to help ease this challenge by allowing developers to test their web applications in various resolutions, dimensions and mobile device skins." µ
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