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August 7, 2009

Oracle released the JDeveloper as free IDE. It offers the features of development in Java, XML, SQL and PL/SQL, HTML, JavaScript, BPEL and PHP. Developer covers the full development lifecycle from design through coding, debugging, optimization and profiling to deploying.

With JDeveloper, Oracle has aimed to simplify application development by focusing on providing a visual and declarative approach to application development in addition to an advanced coding environment. In addition Oracle JDeveloper integrates with the Oracle Application Development Framework (Oracle ADF) – an end-to-end J2EE based framework that further simplifies application development.

JDeveloper is free for development and deployment. Oracle ADF has a runtime license when deployed outside of an Oracle Application Server. The JDeveloper comes in three editions

Java Edition

J2EE Edition

Studio Edition

The java edition having the following features

Java SE 5 Support

Code Editor

Code Navigation



Unit Testing

Version Control (however, branching is not supported by the internal CVS client)

Audit & Metrics



Ant Support

XML Support

Open API & Extensions

User Assistance

The J2EE Edition having the following features






Web Services


Database Development

Deployment & Management

The Studio Edition having the following features

ADF Databinding

ADF Faces

ADF Mobile

ADF Business Components

ADF Swing

ADF Deployment

BPEL Designer

ESB Designer

Portlet Development

Portlet/JSF Bridge

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