Oracle JDeveloper 10.1.3 Developer Preview is here …

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The Oracle JDeveloper release 10.1.3 Developer preview release can be downloaded from OTN. See JDeveloper Homepage
“The Oracle JDeveloper 10g (10.1.3) release adds many new features, including a new look and feel, a greatly improved coding environment, extensive refactoring options, J2EE 1.4/J2SE 5.0 support, and visual JSF development.”

I took it for a very quick spin today. I must say I like the new look and feel. If you look at some of the new features such as the refactoring (thank you) , the cvs support and the easy maximizable editor tabs (double click on a title to get the editor fullscreen and vice versa) it is not hard to see were they get some of their inspiration.

Much to my surprise they have left ADF out. Makes you wonder. Is ADF undergoing major revisions? If yes where is the focus? Extension of the out-of-the-box support for dataproviders? New Wizards? Drag and drop Editable Tables in JSP ( :-) )? Drag and drop support for JSF and ADF Faces? Application templates?
We will have to wait until Oracles releases another preview including ADF as they plan somewhere in 2005.

As for Toplink this release does not contain the 10.1.3 Toplink Developers preview. You’ll have to download the standalone version if you want to testdrive the JAXB and O – XML mapping features. Again in this JDeveloper release it is not possible to export the project to Java source, you can in the standalone version. Seems like a small thing to me to get it in …..

Even the startup icon has been revamped. In my opinion it looks more like a cappucino now…

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  1. Leon van Tegelen on

    I just found out that the ADF JHeadStart version actually is built against the 10.1.2 JDeveloper version, and not against 10.1.3.

  2. Leon van Tegelen on

    I agree dat JSF is gonna get a lot of focus in JDeveloper/ADF in 10.1.3. Makes you wonder how much to invest in the current ADF implementation. I assume Oracle will support backward compatibility or a migration path.

  3. From what I’ve seen of ADF and JSF so far, there’s quite some overlap on the area’s of
    data binding to screen controls and event handling. I wouldn’t be too surprised if that
    area of ADF would be overhauled to fit in with the industry standard JSF is setting.

  4. Ivica LonÄ?ar on

    Production version of Jdeveloper with ADF model binding between Business Components and JSF is expected to be out with the production version of 10.1.3 (if that’s going to be 10.1.3) next summer (note: this is NOT official statement and I don’t work for Oracle). Hopefully JSR-227 will make some progress in the meantime (IBM and BEA weren’t excited with 227).

    IIRC Steve also said in one of his blogs that there will be at least one more production release in between (10.1.2?) and it will mainly contain bugfixes.

  5. Leon van Tegelen on

    Lucas,
    I think you’re right. The fact that oracle is also releasing 10.1.2 (bug fixes on 9.5.0.2) by the end of December 2004 and another milestone release including ADF, makes me think that March 2005 may even be optimistic. I’m very curious with regard to the major new ADF features Steve Muench is refering to

  6. Lucas Jellema on

    Leon,

    The way I read this, it is goling to be a while before we get a JDeveloper 10.1.3 Production Release. From what Oracle says I would not be surprised if that will take until March 2005. What is your feelin on this? The ADF JHeadstart Beta Release we have is built against the JDeveloper 9.0.5.2 Production Release; however, all subsequent development is done against 10.1.3. That means we will not be able to use ADF JHeadstart before the production release of 10.1.3 is available. The timeframes are shifting substantially. Again.

    Lucas