Oracle JDeveloper 10.1.3.1.0 has just been released on OTN

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The 10.1.3.1.0 release of JDeveloper just hit OTN. You can download it at http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/jdev/index.html. The most spectacular changes in this releases are the built in support for the SOA Suite: ESB modeling and deployment and BPEL Process Design, Test and Deployment. This version adds many other new features including a new look and feel, a greatly improved
coding environment with extensive refactoring options, support for the latest
Java standards (J2SE 5.0, J2EE 1.4, EJB 3.0), and visual JSF development. A
visual and declarative approach and the improved Oracle Application Development
Framework (Oracle ADF) work together to simplify application development and
reduce mundane coding tasks, offering developers unparalleled productivity regardless
of their choice of technology stacks and deployment platforms.

Oracle JDeveloper (10.1.3.1.0) extends the IDE features from the previous release
by adding integrated SOA development tools to provide an Integrated Service
Environment workbench. In particular, BPEL (Business Process Execution Language)
and ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) tooling is now fully integrated into JDeveloper.
In addition, JDeveloper’s core IDE features for EJB 3 and JPA (Java Persistence
API) have been extended, and made fully up to date with the final EJB 3 specification.

Working with EJB 3.0 JPA (Java Persistence API) in JDeveloper 10.1.3.1 is....
a treat: a wizard to create fully annotated Entities from database tables and views, code coach within annotations, generation and synchronization of the persistence.xml file (for SE deployment and stand-alone testing) and more. Most of what the Dali Eclipse plugin has to offer is here as well (maybe even using the same code base, as Oracle played a major part in creating the Dali plugin.

By the way: The latest JHeadstart build (Service Update 1, Build 97) is also certified against the 10.1.3.1 release of JDeveloper.

Resources

Documentation is at: http://www.oracle.com/technology/documentation/jdev.html  Including the new features overview: http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/jdev/htdocs/10.1.3.1/readme.html

List of bug-fixes in JDeveloper 10.1.3.1.0: http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/jdev/htdocs/10.1.3.1/101310fixlist.htm  

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Lucas Jellema, active in IT (and with Oracle) since 1994. Oracle ACE Director for Fusion Middleware. Consultant, trainer and instructor on diverse areas including Oracle Database (SQL & PLSQL), Service Oriented Architecture, BPM, ADF, Java in various shapes and forms and many other things. Author of the Oracle Press book: Oracle SOA Suite 11g Handbook. Frequent presenter on conferences such as JavaOne, Oracle OpenWorld, ODTUG Kaleidoscope, Devoxx and OBUG. Presenter for Oracle University Celebrity specials.

1 Comment

  1. Rich Livingstone on

    Hardly fully annotated entities in JDeveloper – there is no way to add support for sequences, version tags, additional named queries etc (the create entity not from db tables does some of these). Unfortunately (see http://forums.java.net/jive/thread.jspa?messageID=238474&#238474) the JPA spec means that if you add an ORM.xml file to decorate your classes with these then for those entities, the annotations generated are ignored. This means that the “create entities from database tables” has limited value as you end up replicating all the significant annotations in orm.xml. Oh dear.