News: New Major Version for Oracle Application Server and JDeveloper

  1. Oracle released today a major upgrade to its Java stack including new versions of the Oracle Application Server (OC4J), Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle TopLink, along with integration of Oracle Business Rules. Free downloads are available from the appropriate sections on Oracle's web site. Some of the new features include:

    Oracle JDeveloper - The Free IDE

    • JSF Development - Visual layout editor, page flow diagram, ADF Faces - over 100 JSF components with AJAX capabilities.
    • EJB 3.0 support - DB to Entity Beans and Session Facade generation.
    • Revamped IDE and coding environment - new look and feel, over 35 refactorings, code assist, easy code navigation and much more.
    • More than just Java - XML, Web services, UML, Tuning, Database development and more all out-of-the-box.
    • Oracle ADF - A composite-applications development framework, now with JSF and EJB 3.0 support.
    The full feature list is on Oracle's web site.

    Oracle Application Server
    • Complete J2EE 1.4 support as well as support for EJB 3.0 preview.
    • Extensive Web Services features including security, reliability and manageability standards support
    • Many TopLink new features including EJB 3.0 persistence and Object-XML persistence
    • Oracle Enterprise Messaging Service
    • Oracle Business Rules
    • Major extensions and usability improvements in Oracle Application Server Control
    • Complete JMX support
    As with JDeveloper, the new features are fully documented in a PDF on Oracle's web site.

    Threaded Messages (32)

  2. Note: there was download problems yesterday,
    many interruptions, better use a download manager.

    For JDev evaluation with a database, I suggest
    downloading Oracle XE - free compact Orcale edition.

    Alex V.
  3. First impressions are very impressive.

    I have to ask though, is this what the orion developers have been working on for the past 12 months - If so are we going to see any of this in a new release soon?
  4. First impressions are very impressive.I have to ask though, is this what the orion developers have been working on for the past 12 months - If so are we going to see any of this in a new release soon?
    Orion and OC4J don't share a lot of the codebase any more. OC4J is a complete fork from Orion, from what the Ironflare guys tell me. Ironflare is supposed to be working on Orion 3.0, although the jury's out on when it will be released. They keep saying "Real Soon Now," but they've been saying that for a while.
  5. Is this just an oc4j standalone release?
    Because I can't find the link for the complete application server but 10.3 is not in the preview section anymore.
  6. Is this just an oc4j standalone release?Because I can't find the link for the complete application server but 10.3 is not in the preview section anymore.
    This is both a standalone and complete application server release (OHS, OPMN, OC4J, ASC) on Linux.

  7. Portlets?[ Go to top ]

    Portlets MIA?

  8. Re: Portlets?[ Go to top ]

    Portlet support comes in a subsequent release of 10.1.3. We'll have an eta as we get closer to the release date.

  9. Re: Portlets?[ Go to top ]

    One more thing:
    While consuming portlets in ADF will be available later, you can deploy JSR 168 portlets and Oracle PDK-Java portlets, including OmniPortlet and Web Clipping, to the 10.1.3 OC4J today and consume them in Oracle Portal, part of the Oracle Application Server.

    You find more information in the 10.1.3 Portal Developer's Guide: http://iasdocs.us.oracle.com/iasdl/101300doc/portal.htm

  10. Re: Portlets[ Go to top ]

    The correct, public URL for the 10.1.3 Portal Developer's Guide: http://download-west.oracle.com/docs/cd/B25221_01/portal.htm
  11. Is OC4J 10.1.3 production ready?[ Go to top ]

    Is OC4J 10.1.3 production ready?

    The web page does not mention alpha, beta or production release. It appears to be a production release. Is that true?
  12. Is OC4J 10.1.3 production ready?[ Go to top ]

    Yeap, 10.1.3 seems to be a production release. Anyway, it's always wise to wait with update and wait for first feedbacks, isn't it? :)
  13. Is OC4J 10.1.3 production ready?[ Go to top ]

    Does anyone know for sure if this is a production release?
  14. This note came out a few hours early for the server side - sorry. It is the production release of the server.

    The stand-alone version of OC4J 10.1.3 Production is available here:


    This has the majority of the features in the above note.

    But the Linux installable (has the additional pieces of process management [OPMN for those who are OracleAS-literate] and the Apache based Oracle HTTP Server) is on the OTN servers but the pages referring to it are hidden probably until likely 10:00 AM PST today - a small mess up over the weekend delayed their being posted correctly. The Windows installable will appear next week.
  15. thanks
  16. Yes, this is a production release

    -Debu Panda
  17. J2SE 5.0 compatibility[ Go to top ]

    If I recall right, the earlier production version was not compatible with J2SE 5.0. What about this version?
  18. J2SE 5.0 compatibility[ Go to top ]

    You can use J2SE 5.0 with this release of appserver and JDeveloper.

  19. Any idea on a Solaris release date?
  20. RE: Solaris[ Go to top ]

    The JDeveloper version can be used on Solaris - just unzip the base install and follow the section in the install guide for installing on non-windows platform.
  21. RE: Solaris[ Go to top ]

    Like JDeveloper, the stand-alone OC4J J2EE 1.4 runtime and TopLink runtime can also be happily used on Solaris. These are - to beat a dead horse - production releases and are supported on all major platforms as they are all Java.

    The installer version which includes the database RSFs, the Oracle HTTP Server and process management capabilities is scheduled to be finished certification/release on Solaris late in February.

    Hope that explains the runtime side of the picture.

  22. What about 10g prod for Solaris?[ Go to top ]

    I meant, when is the full 10g release, supporting Java 5 available on Solaris? -- not JDeveloper or OC4J.

    We use Eclipse, not JDeveloper, and have no intention of changing.

    We use OC4J for development, but we can't really use anything else except proper production version with the environment that we're in which is managing medical data.
  23. What about 10g prod for Solaris?[ Go to top ]

    This is not an official response but normally we aim for about 6 weeks.
  24. Now the pages are up to date:


  25. always reset, how to download?
  26. Major Version indeed.
    I have some studying to do yet but especially welcome are:
    - xa transaction support for non-oracle resource managers
    - support for historical data in Toplink
    - real refactoring in jDeveloper
  27. Hi Shay,

    Is there now better documentation for the Extensions SDK? Tried following up sometime last year about certain things like writing hyperlinks in the log window and other issues but couldnt get enough support and documentation on OTN. Any improvements on this now?

    Anyways this release is long-awaited so will take it for a spin.


  28. RE: Extension SDK for JDeveloper[ Go to top ]


    There is better documentation for the ESDK now, and we expect another update to ESDK Samples in the coming weeks.
    To get the Extensions SDK use the help->check-for-updates in JDeveloper.
    If you have questions and don't get a reply on the discussion forum - feel free to email me directly.

  29. NetBeans and JDeveloper[ Go to top ]

    In a feature story "Sun and Oracle: The Next Era Begins"
    (http://www.sun.com/2006-0111/feature/index.html) there is a statement:

    "Oracle's endorsement of the NetBeans IDE, which will fuel innovation through open source software and community-based development"

    What this means to JDeveloper and NetBeans future?

  30. NetBeans and JDeveloper[ Go to top ]

    See this link: http://radio.weblogs.com/0118231/2006/01/26.html

    "Setting the Record Straight on Oracle and NetBeans"
  31. NetBeans and JDeveloper[ Go to top ]

    The official Oracle position is here:

    "At Oracle, we have our own development tool, Oracle JDeveloper, which is available for free download. Our new version, JDeveloper 10g Release 3, has a extensive list of new features and is the single biggest release we have ever done of the product. JDeveloper has really evolved to become a comprehensive service-oriented architecture (SOA) development environment with support for orchestrating BPEL process flows, building portlets, scripting, building Web services, and developing J2EE applications.

    Because we are committed to providing developers with choice, we are also taking a leadership role within the Eclipse community. We are currently leading three different groups within the Eclipse Foundation for Java and BPEL technologies, and we are actively involved in integrating our Fusion Middleware products with Eclipse. Oracle is focused on JDeveloper and Eclipse. We certainly think Sun's NetBeans initiative is important in the marketplace, and we're watching it very closely. But as of right now, Oracle is focused on JDeveloper and Eclipse and we have no plans to adopt either NetBeans or any of its technology. Any statements to the contrary by anyone else in the industry are not true."
  32. BPELMPM capabilities[ Go to top ]

    Are there plans to incorporate BPEL-PM Modeling capabilities in the standard Jdev release (and allow for full process debugging)?

  33. RE: BPEL capabilities[ Go to top ]


    The BPEL extension for JDeveloper 10.1.3 is in the works right now - should be availble later this year.