Oracle JDeveloper 5

By Peter Coffee  |  Posted 2002-01-14 Print this article Print

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Oracles updated JDeveloper, a free Java IDE, is a polished and comprehensive tool set that vies with high-priced competitors for Web services development efforts.

SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // With prom-ised support on Linux and Solaris as well as Windows NT, 2000 and XP, JDeveloper creates new options for multiplatform Java development in a complete and highly configurable tool.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Extensive facilities for Web services development, backed by Oracles commitment to a standards-based services platform, make JDeveloper a low-cost introduction to Oracles full-scale (and high-priced) Internet Developer Suite—an alternative in both tools and platform strategy to Microsofts more affordable but Windows-focused Visual Studio .Net Enterprise editions.

Polished development environment with extensive tools.

Code analysis aids depend on manual coverage of dynamically loaded modules.

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Peter Coffee is Director of Platform Research at, where he serves as a liaison with the developer community to define the opportunity and clarify developersÔÇÖ technical requirements on the companyÔÇÖs evolving Apex Platform. Peter previously spent 18 years with eWEEK (formerly PC Week), the national news magazine of enterprise technology practice, where he reviewed software development tools and methods and wrote regular columns on emerging technologies and professional community issues.Before he began writing full-time in 1989, Peter spent eleven years in technical and management positions at Exxon and The Aerospace Corporation, including management of the latter companyÔÇÖs first desktop computing planning team and applied research in applications of artificial intelligence techniques. He holds an engineering degree from MIT and an MBA from Pepperdine University, he has held teaching appointments in computer science, business analytics and information systems management at Pepperdine, UCLA, and Chapman College.

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