Menerva is using Oracle Developer Suite and specifically Oracle JDeveloper to develop its Java based application. Using JDeveloper Menerva's developers are building a Servlet based application that relies on XML and XSL for the customizations of its interfaces. JDeveloper provides them with a productive IDE that helps Menerva reduce the amount of time spent on coding using advanced editing capabilities such as auto-completion.
To make their Java development even faster, Menerva is using the Oracle's Business Component for Java (BC4J) J2EE framework available as part of Oracle JDeveloper. BC4J is a framework designed to speed up the development and deployment of reusable Java business logic.
Thanks to the capabilities of BC4J for database and Java integration, Menerva's developers were able to focus on developing aspects of their application. BC4J's XML based meta-data enabled Menerva developers to integrate the BC4J framework into their exisiting project with ease and to customize the framework as needed.