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Thomas Kurian's "Xmas Present" to Developers

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If you were at Oracle OpenWorld you may have heard tell of Thomas Kurian's professed "Christmas present for developers," which he and other development VPs referred to obliquely. Literally minutes before I took leave for holiday last week, this present was delivered in the form of new Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Technology Previews, including:

- Oracle JDeveloper 11g Tech Preview 3, the first release to include design time support for Oracle WebCenter as well as SOA - in fact, JDeveloper and SOA Suite have now been integrated, thereby permitting test runs of SOA apps (by virtue of an included OC4J install) directly from the design-time

environment. (See Release Notes.)

- OC4J 11g Tech Preview, which includes all the

containers, APIs, and services mandated by the Java EE 5.0 spec and has enhanced support for the Spring Framework. (See Release Notes.)

-  Oracle TopLink 11g Tech Preview 3, now fully compliant with the JPA spec (which is in turn part of the Java EE 5 EJB 3.0 spec) (see Release Notes).

Download away - this is really good news as we've all been on pins and needles for this stuff.

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