It has been a while. But now we are finally about to witness the production release of JDeveloper 11g and ADF 11g including the ADF RichFaces components. Today, Oracle announced that JDeveloper 11g will be available for download from OTN from October 1st, in a little over a week. At that time, ADF 11g application can be deployed on production systems and will be supported. Note that ADF 11g at this point is certified against WebLogic 10.3 and currently does not support OC4J. JDeveloper 11g ships with WebLogic 10.3 as its integrated web server; the embedded OC4J container is no longer there.
The JDeveloper 11g release we will get access to on October 1st is duped ‘the Boxer release’. Sometime in the first half of 2009 we will get the successor, called ‘Bulldog’. The Boxer release does not contain the SOA Suite design time – as the SOA Suite runtime will not be available until some time next year – nor will it contain WebCenter. There have been suggestions that it does not contain the MDS and Active Data Source features either, nor the Hierarchy Viewer.. (more…)