Nuxeo IDE Plug-in Accelerates Content Management App Development

Accelerates content management app development.

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Nuxeo, makers of an open source content management platform for business applications, has released the Nuxeo Integrated Development Environment (IDE), a plug-in that brings support into Eclipse for the Nuxeo Platform, enabling customization for developers whether they are new to the Nuxeo technology or experts.

Nuxeo IDE bridges the gap between Nuxeo Studio, the hosted configuration environment, and do-it-yourself development, offering a streamlined development process on the Nuxeo Platform.

By design, the Nuxeo Platform is highly customizable and extensible, thanks to its OSGi-based plug-in model, enabling developers and solution architects to build content management applications that correspond to many diverse use cases. The large majority of customization work can be managed by Nuxeo Studio, a powerful and intuitive graphical toolset for configuring Nuxeo Platform applications. However, extending the Nuxeo Platform to create new features requires more advanced development work, which includes writing new source code. This was previously reserved only for experienced Java developers familiar with the Nuxeo Platform.

The Nuxeo IDE offers a developer-friendly environment for customization work that enables all developers -- from beginners to experts -- to take advantage of the nearly limitless possibilities for extending the Nuxeo Platform.

Key features include:

  • Hot Reload for no restart requirements to see live changes in a Nuxeo instance

  • Templates and Wizards are used to guide the creation of new plug-ins, including content operations, content services, content converters, web apps and user actions

  • Deployment profiles to quickly deploy and test on different environments or versions

  • Code completion for the content model when bound to a Nuxeo Studio project

  • Automated dependency management for Maven-based projects, enabling generation and management of POM files

  • Integration of Nuxeo Shell to facilitate development and debugging

For content management application builders who want to create sophisticated yet sustainable solutions based on the Nuxeo Platform, the Nuxeo IDE Eclipse plug-in enables efficient, streamlined development that capitalizes on, and complements, the Nuxeo Studio configuration environment.

The first version of the Nuxeo IDE is available immediately on the Eclipse Marketplace and Nuxeo Web site. An Eclipse member, Nuxeo values collaboration with its community for the next release of the plug-in as well as for the other Eclipse projects Nuxeo has contributed. Architects, developers, and Nuxeo fans are encouraged to provide feedback or ask questions.

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