Dispelling some myths ...
By Greg Kelly on Oct 31, 2007
Some other topics that have come up talking to customers, partners and others.
MYTH #1. XML (BI) Publisher is replacing nVision:
nVision is a very useful reporting tool for PeopleSoft customers. It is still being actively developed.
MYTH #2. Oracle's Application Server is replacing Tuxedo:
This misunderstanding arises because of the proliferation of synonymous terms in the technology stack. PeopleSoft has 2 application servers: a Java** application server which executes the servlets which are part of the delivery logic - page servlet, portal servlet, integration gateway servlet and report distribution servlet; and the BEA Tuxedo Application Server. BEA's Tuxedo is a middle ware development environment with run time support. PeopleSoft delivers the run time support under a restricted license and a number of service execution programs which are managed by the runtime support. The delivered service execution programs have been developed by PeopleSoft in C++ and represent about 95% of the Application Server binaries. The Tuxedo Application Server executes all of the PeopleSoft business logic, also known as PeopleCode.
**PeopleSoft currently delivers 3 Java application servers:
Oracle's OAS (OC4J is the Java application server)
MYTH #3. AppDesigner is going away:
AppDesigner is the only IDE capable of editing and managing development of PeopleCode and the other PeopleSoft objects. AppDesigner can be augmented by ADF and JDeveloper for editing objects like SQR and COBOL, and for creating Java objects. Working with ADF in this fashion also begins skill set development for the roadmap to Fusion.
MYTH #4. PeopleSoft 9.0 is the last PeopleSoft release:
Applications Unlimited is a commitment by Oracle to PeopleSoft's, and the other Oracle applications', customers that the product they currently use and derive benefit from will continue to be developed, innovated and maintained. If you have attended Oracle OpenWorld 2006 or Collaborate 07 or some of the other user group conferences you will have seen roadmap presentations which describe PeopleTools 8.50 and PeopleSoft Apps 9.1. You can also listen to the roadmap podcast on oracle.com Appcasts
Please leave comments if you have any other concerns or need clarification.