JBoss Tools vs Developer Studio

Below is a comparison matrix to illustrate what parts of JBoss Tools have been included in the various releases of Developer Studio and which additional out-of-the-box setup and software Developer Studio provides.  It should be noted that JBoss Tools is a set of plugins that can be installed into Eclipse while Developer Studio makes the getting started out-of-the-box experience easier and simpler.  This is evident in the matrix below with entries showing that Developer Studio has an installer that helps in configuring your runtimes, distributes Eclipse and WTP, and includes support for the supported platforms from JBoss (EAP, EWP, EWS, SOA, and EPP).

 


JBoss Tools 2.xJBoss Tools 3.0.xJBoss Tools 3.1JBoss Tools 3.2.x

JBoss Tools 3.3.x

(Core & SOA)

Developer Studio 1.xDeveloper Studio 2.xDeveloper Studio 3.0.x

Developer Studio 4.0.x

Developer Studio 4.1.x

Developer Studio 5.0.x

(Core & SOA)

Features:










HibernateXXXXXXXXXXX
SeamXXXXXXXXXXX
CDI (JSR-299)

XXX

X (Tooling Tech Preview)X (Tech preview)X (Tech preview)X
jBPMXXXX (v3 & 4)X (SOA)XXXX (v3 only)X (v3)X (SOA)
Visual Page EditorXXXXXXXXXXX
FreeMarkerXXXXXXXXXXX
StrutsXXXXXXXXXXX
JBoss ASXXXXXXXXXXX
Project ArchivesXXXXXXXXXXX
Drools
XXXX (SOA)
XXXXX (SOA)
Portlet
XXXX
XXXXX
ESB
XXXX (SOA)
XXXXX (SOA)
JBoss Webservices
XXXX
XXXXX
Smooks
XXXX (SOA)

XXX
Birt Integration
XXXX





TPTP Integration
XXX(TPTP not part of Indigo)

X (requires TPTP to be installed)X (requires TPTP to be installed)X (requires TPTP to be installed)(TPTP not part of Indigo)
Maven

X (requires m2eclipse)X (requires m2eclipse)X (requires m2e)




X
Usage (tracking)


XX


XXX
Modeshape


XX (SOA)


XXX (SOA)
Teiid


XX (SOA)


XXX (SOA)
Delta Cloud


XX

















Setup:










ZipXXX (deprecated)







Update siteXXXXX
X (since 2.1)XXX (+extras)X (Core & SOA)
Archived Update Site

XXX


(X)

Installer




XXXXXX (Core)












3rd Party plugins:










Eclipse



XXX (3.4)X (3.5)X (3.6)X (3.6+)X (3.7)
Web Tools



XXXXXXX
SpringIDE



XXXXXXX (extras)
TestNG



XXXXXXX (extras)












Integrated Platforms:










JBoss Enterprise Application Platform




X (EAP 4)X (EAP 4)X (EAP 4)X (EAP 5)X (EAP 5)X (EAP 6)
JBoss SOA Platform





X (separate download)X (separate download)X (separate download)X (seperate download)X (seperate download)
JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform





X (separate download)X (separate download)X (separate download)X (separate download)X (separate download)
JBoss Enterprise Web Server






X (separate download)X (separate download)X (seperate download)X (seperate download)