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.