Oracle to Provide Better Support for Java and Open Source Developers

By Dipankar Das, Gaea News Network
Saturday, September 25, 2010

oracle_6137 According to a recent press release, Oracle has been witnessing increasing adoption of Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 6 with over 9.1 million downloads of the Java EE SDK and GlassFish Server distributions during the last 12 months. Oracle Technology Network(OTN) that has developers, administrators, and architects already surpassed 10 million registered users. The company has delivered wide range of developers’ tool in the last six months like Oracle JDeveloper, Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF), Oracle Team Productivity Center, Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse, NetBeans, and Oracle Solaris Studio.

“With recent releases of our developer tools and GlassFish Server, Oracle is demonstrating its commitment to providing a range of technologies for a diverse audience of Java developers, ensuring that developers’ skill investments continue to pay off. We also recognize that community participation and open source are an essential part of maintaining a vibrant and industry leading Java Platform. Oracle continues to listen and respond accordingly,” said Ted Farrell, chief architect and senior vice president, Tools and Middleware, Oracle.

Additionally, Oracle recently announced new tool, called Sapphire for its contribution to Eclipse Foundation and it was aimed to help Eclipse developers design better Java desktop user interfaces, as per the release. The project aims to bring User Interface (UI) writing in Eclipse to a higher level of abstraction by raising the basic building block of the UI to a property editor instead of a widget (text box, label, button, etc.), it added.

Since, developers are using more Java EE 6 and GlassFish Server Lightweight and extensible development platform for enterprise server applications, Java EE 6 is going to see rapid adoption by the developer community, said the release.

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