Database and enterprise application developers looking to learn about our popular development tools, including the Oracle Database, have been taking advantage of the Database Application Virtual Appliance for several years and it’s been one of our most popular downloads.
Some of the cool things you can do with this VirtualBox appliance is to run Oracle REST Data Services and the database via Docker. In addition, the image contains a set of hands-on labs to learn about database programming and design. The virtual appliance can be downloaded for free on OTN.
Source Available on GitHub
And to take it a step further, developers can now build their own VirtualBox Appliance from the source! You can custom shape and configure your virtual environment to fit your own needs. We are excited to announce the release of the GitHub project db-appdev-vm where you can find all the tools needed to build a Database Application Appliance with Packer. The project includes instructions with setup and install scripts to build an Oracle Linux server and install a 12.2 Oracle Database, the developments tools and hands-on labs. Everyone is encouraged to continue to build and extend these scripts, as well contribute back to us new ideas and enhancements.
This virtual machine appliance is configured with the following software:
Go check it out!