Here is your challenge: we have many thousands of developers, with many different technical backgrounds. Do not expect all our developers to be advanced Java programmers. They will be building arguably one of the most complex pieces of Enterprise Software ever created, while also further enhancing four of the largest ERP and CRM products around. The applications they develop must be visually attractive, right up their with the latest Web 2.0 trends. And of course it must be fully SOA enabled, Service prepared and standards based. Did I mention that productivity is an important objective?
That more or less paraphrases the charter for those in charge of the upcoming Oracle JDeveloper 11g release. Supporting many thousands of developers, working on Oracle Fusion Applications, the next generation of Oracle’s ERP and CRM product family. And that is a challenge JDeveloper 11g seems about to meet. This JavaOne sees the release of a JDeveloper 11g Technical Preview, with four key areas:
- Support for JEE 5 (including JSP 2.1, Servlet 2.5, JSF 1.2, JSR 181 WS Annotations and of course EJB 3.0) -both in the IDE and the embedded OC4J Server
- Out of the box declarative functionality
- Rich Client JSF component (more AJAX in the ADF Faces component set)
JDeveloper 11g TP will be available for download from OTN (Oracle Technology Network) any moment now. Expect a number of articles on this blog zooming in on some of the interesting new capabilities in this release. Note that production for JDeveloper 11g will not be before Fall.