Oracle JDeveloper 12c Released
By Thanos Terentes Printzios-Oracle on Jul 16, 2013
Back in june 2011, JDeveloper 220.127.116.11 - 11g R2 was released, and later updated up to version 18.104.22.168.
This branch was always a bit special and was considered "preview of what is to become 12c". It brought us many new features, such as:
- JSF 2.0 support
- improved hot deployment
- improved IDE performance
- ADF essentials
- ADF Mobile
- new skin
- new data visualization components (treemap, suburts, timeline...)
- paging in tables
- support for oracle public cloud
The problem was, that developers could decide to either have the new features
from one or the other branch, leaving some goodies behind. That finally ends with the 12c release for the most part. Let's review some
scenarios and see which version should you use at the moment:
We are an ISV developing a stand alone ADF application, which is going to be deployed on premise.
In this case it makes sense to use JDeveloper 12c and get the best from both worlds. Even if you are extending your web application with ADF Mobile application later on, you will have no problems as ADF Mobile is only using standard SOAP/REST web services to communicate with your 12c ADF application.
We want to develop ADF Mobile application and deploy it on iOS and Android.
You need to use JDeveloper 22.214.171.124 for the ADF Mobile application. It does NOT mean your web/back-end application needs to be developed with this version though.
We are developing SOA/BPM/Portal application
In this case, you need to stay with 126.96.36.199 for a while, as Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c has not been released yet.
We want to develop an ADF application and host it on the Oracle Public Cloud
Oracle Public Cloud only supports ADF R1/PS5 at this time, so you should develop your application with JDeveloper 188.8.131.52
I am a developer and I would like to use ADF for my project, but I don't have the budget for WebLogic server
We have a free version of ADF called ADF essentials, and it has been updated to 12c. You can use that and deploy your application on GlassFish.
Here is a version map which can help you make the right decision:
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