It was just last night that I posted about wanting better IDE support for JSF applications. This morning, Exadel and JBoss announced a new partnership that will open-source Exadel’s Eclipse tools and add much more support for JSF, Seam, EJB3 and more. The new tool will be called “Red Hat Developer Studio” (Red Hat is the parent company of JBoss) and will be free and open-source. Exadel Studio Pro is currently being offered with an extended free trial (which should last until Red Hat Developer Studio is released this Summer) and already has some Seam support, including auto-completion of seam components.

All in all, this is very exciting news, and is exactly the sort of thing I was hoping for when I made my post last night.

More Information:

Post on TheServerSide
Official Announcement from JBoss
Gavin King’s Blog Post