Chapter 2. Basic Concepts for Developers


A typical Red Hat JBoss Fuse application is based on a specific development model, which is based around the Java language, Spring or blueprint dependency injection frameworks, and the Apache Maven build system.

2.1. Development Environment


The basic requirement for development with Red Hat JBoss Fuse is the Java Development Kit (JDK) from Oracle. For details of which JDK version is supported and for more platform-specific details, see the Supported Configurations page.

Apache Maven

The recommended build system for developing JBoss Fuse applications is Apache Maven version 3.0.x. See "Installation on Apache Karaf", Maven Repositories.
Maven is more than a build system, however. Just as importantly, Maven also provides an infrastructure for distributing application components (typically JAR files; formally called artifacts). When you build an application, Maven automatically searches repositories on the Internet to find the JAR dependencies needed by your application, and then downloads the needed dependencies. See Section 2.3, “Maven Essentials” for more details.

Red Hat JBoss Fuse Tooling for Eclipse

Red Hat JBoss Fuse Tooling for Eclipse is an eclipse-based development tool for developing Red Hat JBoss Fuse applications and is available either as a standalone binary or as an Eclipse plug-in. Using Red Hat JBoss Fuse Tooling for Eclipse, you can quickly create new JBoss Fuse projects with the built-in project wizard and then edit Apache Camel routes with the drag-and-drop graphical UI. For instructions on how to install the tooling, see "Installation on Apache Karaf".