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The release of the latest Red Hat developer suite version 12 included a name change from Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio to Red Hat CodeReady Studio. The focus here is not on the Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces, a cloud and container development experience, but on the locally installed developers studio. Given that, you might have questions about how to get started with the various Red Hat integration, data, and process automation product toolsets that are not installed out of the box.

In this series of articles, we'll show how to install each set of tools and explain the various products they support. We hope these tips will help you make informed decisions about the tooling you might want to use on your next development project.

There are three different software packs that offer tooling for various Red Hat middleware technologies:

  1. Red Hat Integration Development
  2. Red Hat Process Automation Development
  3. Red Hat Data Virtualization Development

Here, we'll outline how to get started with the Red Hat Process Automation tooling with any of the CodeReady Studio version 12 releases.

RH automation tooling

Red Hat CodeReady Studio can be obtained through the Customer Portal (login required) or via the early access downloads on After installation, start it up and you will see a welcoming Red Hat Central tab with at the bottom a tab to look at the available toolsets labeled Software/Update.


RH automation tooling add-on

Clicking on the Install/Update button starts the add-on installation, and restarting the CodeReady Studio at the end completes the process. If you are interested in what's being installed, you can check the pop-up listing of components and versions. Note that this will change as the early access progresses toward final releases.At the time of this writing, you have several options, which you can find on the Software/Update tab. Selecting the Software/Update tab at the bottom lists the Red Hat Development tooling add-ons. Let's select Red Hat Business Process and Rules Development check box. Note that if you previously installed any of these tooling add-ons, your list of options will not include them all.

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Installing components.

Stay tuned for more articles that will detail the installation of the remaining development add-on tooling.

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See below for development tooling needs on previous versions of the studio:

Last updated: November 9, 2023