Oracle JDeveloper/ADF 11g ( Build 6017) is here!

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JDeveloper 11g ( Build 6017) Released!

JDeveloper/ADF (Build 6017) is here and loaded with many new
and exciting features including JSF2.0/Facelets support, the new skin
editor, as well as Hudson and Maven integration just to name a few. Here
are some quotes from our customers:

Customer Quotes

"We are early adopters of JDeveloper and
ADF, working from first JDeveloper 10g
versions. Amazing work has been accomplished by
Oracle during recent years with JDeveloper and
ADF technology becoming industry standard
when implementing enterprise systems. That
being said, we are thrilled with what Oracle will
offer us with new JDeveloper 11g R2 (11.1.2)
release. Even more industry standards will
be supported, among them an important one is JSF 2.0. However, JDeveloper 11g R2
(11.1.2) is not only about new standards, it
will deliver next level of product runtime
performance. We expect JDeveloper 11g R2
(11.1.2) IDE to be even faster and
more reliable. Solid support will be offered
for such important areas as Web Services which is especially good news for SOA projects.
Red Samurai looks forward to get this new
really great tool, JDeveloper 11g R2
(11.1.2), and offer our customers top level
quality services." Andrejus Baranovskis, Oracle ACE Director
and CEO - Red Samurai Consulting.

"At Axi, we're very happy that we will have Maven support in the
next JDeveloper edition,  it brings more freedom of choice, making
it easier to import community driven projects based on maven, and -if necessary-
gives us the possibility to use all the maven plugins.  In line with
this, we’ll have Hudson integration in JDeveloper, so Maven will not only
make it a lot easier to enable our projects for Hudson,  it seems that
we’ll get a nice continuous integration environment as well!"
Gert Leenders, Product Manager at Axi and Member of the Devoxx Steering

"I am looking forward to the release of JDeveloper/ADF
for several reasons - the most important one is probably JSF 2.0 (and
Facelets) support. With JSF 2.0 and Facelets, we can get rid of the JSP
view engine (with all of its issues) and take advantage of other JSF
2.0 improvements such as HTTP GET support and use of annotations to
simplify the configuration of managed beans. I am also looking forward
to the next generation of true enterprise development capabilities in
the form of integration with build tools such as Maven and Hudson;
out-of-the-box support for Maven builds (and automated builds via
Hudson) will bring "continuous build" capabilities to everyone, not just
to large teams with the experience and wherewithal to develop this
capability on their own. This should assist in bridging the gap between
the two "camps" who can benefit from Oracle ADF's productivity; namely
Oracle Forms developers and Java developers." John Stegeman - Oracle ACE

Maven Integration with JDeveloper 11g (

The next part of entry is going to cover the new Maven integration both through a How-To that I've created and live on Oracle's Technology Network (OTN) and through a viewlet that I've created to illustrate how easy it is to leverage Oracle's JDeveloper Maven integration.

Apache Maven is a software project management and comprehension tool. Based on the concept of a project object model (POM), Maven can manage a project's build, reporting and documentation from a central piece of information. Maven provides a way to help with managing:

  • Builds
  • Documentation
  • Reporting
  • Dependencies
  • Software Configuration Management (SCM)
  • Releases
  • Distribution

To see the out-of-the-box integration with Maven provided by Oracle JDeveloper please read my How-To available on OTN here. I've also created a simple viewlet that illustrates creating a Maven Project in Oracle JDeveloper as well as importing a Maven Project into Oracle JDeveloper which is available here.

Development Lifecycle with Oracle JDeveloper 11g

The last thing that I want to cover in this entry related to Oracle JDeveloper is that of the Full Development Lifecycle supported by the new release. I've created a viewlet available on OTN that provides the following details:

  • Design
  • Coding
  • Debugging
  • Testing
  • Tuning
  • Building
    • ANT
    • Maven
  • Deploying
  • Team Productivity Center (TPC)
To learn more about the Full Development Lifecycle supported by Oracle JDeveloper please review the viewlet available here.

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