WSO2 debuts Eclipse-based IDE

Open source Carbon middleware platform gains a tool for building SOA and composite applications with greater ease

WSO2 on Tuesday is debuting an Eclipse-based IDE for its open source Carbon middleware platform. The WSO2 Carbon Studio IDE helps developers build SOA and composite applications based on Carbon.

"We're now revving up our tooling support with WSO2 Carbon Studio -- helping developers to organize, develop, test, and deploy these composite applications with greater ease than ever before," said Sanjiva Weerawarana, founder and CEO of WSO2, in a statement released by the company.

[ WSO2 earlier this year introduced its cloud apps platform Stratos, which is part of the overall WSO2 Cloud platform, which also has featured SOA capabilities. | Keep up on the latest application development news with the Developer World newsletter. ]

Capabilities of the Carbon Studio IDE include the following:

  • The organization of artifacts spanning multiple runtimes, common to composite applications, into a single project called a Carbon Application (CApp). Such a project could, for example, encompass the configuration of a WSO2 ESB, the provisioning of a WSO2 Governance Registry, and BPEL for executing in the WSO2 Business Process Server.
  • The development of applications using tools for WSO2 Carbon products.
  • Testing and debugging of Carbon applications within the IDE.
  • The export of Carbon applications in the Carbon Archive format, which represents the entire project and simplifies deployment of composite applications.

Carbon products share a management console and provide a set of enterprise-class management, security, clustering, statistics, and other capabilities. This reduces integration complexity, WSO2 said.

Carbon Studio is available as a set of Eclipse plug-ins and is offered under Eclipse and Apache licenses. WSO2 offers support and service options.

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