By Dana Singleterry on Jun 07, 2011
JDeveloper 11g (126.96.36.199.0 Build 6017) Released!
Oracle JDeveloper/ADF 188.8.131.52.0 (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:
"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 committee.
"I am looking forward to the release of JDeveloper/ADF 184.108.40.206.0 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 Director.
Maven Integration with JDeveloper 11g (220.127.116.11.0)
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:
- Software Configuration Management (SCM)
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 18.104.22.168.0 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:
- Team Productivity Center (TPC)