Oracle® Enterprise Pack for Eclipse Release 11g Now Available
Enhances Free Eclipse Tooling Component of Oracle® Fusion Middleware
Redwood Shores, CA - March 24, 2009
Continuing to deliver on its commitment to provide Java developers productivity with choice, Oracle today announced Oracle® Enterprise Pack for Eclipse Release 11g. This is a free component of Oracle Fusion Middleware designed to help developers leverage their expertise in Eclipse with the comprehensive capabilities of Oracle Fusion Middleware.
Key enhancements in this release include Object-Relational Mapping (ORM), Spring and Web Service tools to help reduce development complexity for Java and database developers targeting Oracle platforms.
The Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse is designed to help organizations where Eclipse is the preferred Integrated Development Environment (IDE) by providing a set of Eclipse plug-ins to help develop, deploy and debug Java SE, Java EE, Spring, ORM and Web Service applications for Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Database.
Enhancements Aimed at Increasing Developer Productivity
In addition to the core Oracle WebLogic Server plug-in, Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse Release 11g adds new features including:
The ability for Eclipse developers to configure, develop and test JAX-WS and JAXB services in Java and experience improved EJB3 and XML integration;
Tools that make it easy for developers to work with relational data in Java, including Oracle Database tools and an ORM Workbench for the Java Persistence API (JPA). With the ORM Workbench, developers can easily generate and edit JPA entities, annotate existing classes, work with relationships and map datatypes. The ORM Workbench also supports EclipseLink, in addition to other JPA providers;
Spring IDE Project and Spring code generation wizards, allow developers to easily work with Spring Beans and generate Spring DAO from existing JPA entities;
Editors and Wizards for common WebLogic Server descriptors, help to decrease the amount of time developers spend looking up documentation and making configuration changes;
Support for multiple versions of Oracle WebLogic Server (8.1, 9.x, 10.x); and,
Continued support for Kodo/OpenJPA applications.
A Strategic Developer and Eclipse Foundation Board Member, Oracle has a long-standing history of active participation in the Eclipse community. Oracle currently leads several Eclipse-based projects including:
JavaServer Faces (JSF) Tools;
Dali Java Persistence Architecture (JPA) Tooling;
Eclipse Data Tools Platform; and
Eclipse Persistence Services (EclipseLink)
“With Oracle Fusion Middleware, developers building rich enterprise applications have a broad choice of tools – from Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse to Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle ADF – all designed to allow them to leverage their current skill set for the utmost productivity,” said Ted Farrell, chief architect and senior vice president, Tools and Middleware, Oracle. “Along with providing one of the largest global developer communities, the Oracle Technology Network, Oracle offers an abundant source of tools and knowledge to make a developer's job easier.”
“It is great to see Oracle expanding on its Eclipse tools strategy and further contributing to the community,” said Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse foundation. “The Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 11g release provides a nice complement to the work they are doing in the Web Tools Platform Projects, which includes the Dali project, the JSF tools project, the Java EE tools project, and the EclipseLink project.”