Oracle to Roll Out 10g for Apple Developers

By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2004-06-29 Print this article Print

Oracle JDeveloper 10g and Database 10g will be available for developers to freely download during the second half of the year.

Oracle is throwing open the doors to its 10g technology to Apple developers. The Redwood Shores, Calif., database behemoth will announce Wednesday at Apple Computer Inc.s annual Worldwide Developers Conference and at the JavaOne developer conference, both in San Francisco, that Oracle JDeveloper 10g and Database 10g will be downloadable from the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) during the second half of the year. The technology will be available to developers using the most current version of Apples Unix-based operating system, Mac OS X.
In his keynote, Steve Jobs revealed that the next version of Mac OS X, code-named "Tiger," wont ship until 2005. Click here to read more. According to Oracles news release, Oracle Database 10g Early Adopters Release 2 is available now for free download and evaluation to registered OTN members. The production version of Oracle Database 10g for Mac OS X is scheduled to be available for free download in the second part of the year, as is JDeveloper 10g. Read more here about developers who are itching to get their hands on "Tiger." Oracle claims that its 10g technology will benefit Java developers who are creating J2EE applications and Web services because of the open standards-based nature of JDevelopers J2EE framework.
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Lisa Vaas is News Editor/Operations for and also serves as editor of the Database topic center. Since 1995, she has also been a Webcast news show anchorperson and a reporter covering the IT industry. She has focused on customer relationship management technology, IT salaries and careers, effects of the H1-B visa on the technology workforce, wireless technology, security, and, most recently, databases and the technologies that touch upon them. Her articles have appeared in eWEEK's print edition, on, and in the startup IT magazine PC Connection. Prior to becoming a journalist, Vaas experienced an array of eye-opening careers, including driving a cab in Boston, photographing cranky babies in shopping malls, selling cameras, typography and computer training. She stopped a hair short of finishing an M.A. in English at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She earned a B.S. in Communications from Emerson College. She runs two open-mic reading series in Boston and currently keeps bees in her home in Mashpee, Mass.

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