Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 11g Released

The 11g release of Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse (OEPE), a certified set of free Eclipse plug-ins designed to help you develop, deploy, debug, and test applications for Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Database, was announced at EclipseCon yesterday and is now available for download from OTN.

OEPE is a pretty good example of how Oracle's involvement in open-source platforms such as Eclipse (Oracle is an Eclipse Strategic Developer and Board Member) yield tangible benefits for developers. The new release adds support for Java Persistence API (JPA), ORM, and Spring, among other things.

By the way, Oracle blogger James Bayer has posted a very detailed overview of the differences between OEPE and Oracle JDeveloper, from the perspective of an experienced Eclipse user.

The following conversation between Pieter Humphrey and Duncan Mills, captured at EclipseCon yesterday, offers more details.

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