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JetBrains Adds IDE to JBoss Community

Integrated Development Environment (IDE) provider JetBrains joined the growing list of JBoss Group's JBoss Preferred Affiliates Program Monday, serving up its application developer tools to the JBoss developer community.

JBoss Group unveiled its Preferred Affiliates Program in February in an effort to help further grow the developer community for its open-source J2EE application server, JBoss. The program brings together independent software vendors (ISVs) who integrate their offerings with JBoss, an application server built on the J2EE 1.3 standard which includes the basic EJB container and JMX infrastructure, JBossMQ for JMS messaging, JBossMX for mail, JBossTX for JTA/JTS transactions, JBossSX for JAAS based security, JBossCX for JCA connectivity and JBossCMP for CMP persistence.

As an affiliate, Prague-based JetBrains will provide its IntelliJ IDEA to the JBoss developer community, offering up refactoring support, intelligent code editing assistance, and a Code Inspection tool. It also offers integrated CVS, VSS and Star Team support, an open API for third-party plug-in support, and other productivity features.

IntelliJ IDEA has garnered respect in the Java developer community, winning Software Development Magazine's Jolt Product Award in the Languages and Development Environments category in 2002, and winning a productivity award from the magazine in the same category this year.

In addition, the company opened two U.S. regional offices -- one in Medford, N.J., and the other in San Mateo, Calif. -- in January, citing "overwhelming demand" for the product.

"Both JBoss and JetBrains are rapidly gaining in popularity with Java developers, including those who understand the value of an open-source approach," said Scott Stark, chief technology officer of JBoss Group. "This relationship gives developers a complete, best-of-breed solution for enhancing their productivity, while developing and deploying the best Java applications faster, more easily and more efficiently than ever before."

JetBrains joins a list of preferred affiliates that includes abaXX Technology, Alignment Software, AltoWeb, Arjuna Technologies, Borland, Collaxa, Cysive, Ericom Software, Gluecode Software, Oak Grove Systems, SpiritSoft, and WebMethods.

Other technologies offered up through the program include components for building process portals, a portal environment for Web applications, performance management software, an application platform, transactioning and messaging products, Web services orchestration tools, an interaction server, tools for extending legacy systems to Web and wireless applications, business automation software, and application integration software.