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Oracle removes licensing for Workshop Eclipse plug-ins [message #16218] Mon, 11 August 2008 19:45
Pieter Humphrey is currently offline Pieter HumphreyFriend
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Registered: July 2009
Oracle is delivering the Eclipse tools for Oracle WebLogic Server 10gR3 with
a simpler packaging (just one, with all features), and a new price (free!).
This release of Workshop for WebLogic 10g R3 combines all the features of
the other products.

To download the software, go to the Workshop for WebLogic 10g R3 download
page on OTN: ain.html#devtools

This release unifies all the previous packages, and removes all licensing
features of any kind. Note that the Adobe Flex Builder bundle has been
removed. Workshop for WebLogic will be freely available on all supported
platforms, including websphere, weblogic, tomcat, jboss, jetty and resin.
Oracle WebLogic Server 10g R3 developers who use Eclipse will find updated
Workshop plug-ins for developing Java/EE and JAX-WS web services that are
bundled with the server. Some of the major highlights of this release

Support for new industry standards

a.. IDE based on Eclipse 3.3 & WTP 2.0

b.. Support for JDK 6

c.. Windows Vista support

d.. XMLBeans 2.3 support

New Web Services Support

a.. JAX-WS tooling for WebLogic Server 10.3

b.. Design/Build/Deploy Support

c.. Start from Java or from WSDL

d.. JAX-B support with new JAX-B Wizard

e.. Create JAX-B types from schema

f.. Generate ant snippets

g.. New ClientGen Wizard

h.. Create Web Service Clients from JAX-RPC & JAX-WS Web Services

i.. Generate ClientGen ant snippets

j.. Updated JAX-RPC support for WebLogic 10.3

Support for EE5 Standards

a.. New EE5 Project Creation

b.. Create EE5 EAR and EJB Projects

c.. Create Web Applications based on new standards

d.. Servlet 2.5

e.. Full support for new Servlet spec, including optional web.xml

f.. JSP 2.1, JSF 1.2, JSTL 1.2

g.. Updated wizards and tag support for new standards (SunRI and Apache

h.. WYSIWYG and AppXRay support for Universal Expression Language

New WebLogic Server Value Add

a.. Support for new WebLogic Fast Swap (Java Class Redefinition)

b.. Full Deploy/Debugging support for WLS 10.3

c.. Continued backward compatibility for WLS 8.1, 9.2, 10.0

d.. Remote Deployment that supports WLS 9.2, 10.0, and 10.3

e.. New Editors and Wizards for WebLogic Server Deployment Descriptors

f.. Application upgrade tools for older versions of WebLogic
About Oracle WebLogic Server 10gR3

This release focuses on three enhancement areas that we believe will improve
the developer experience for you if are an existing WebLogic Server
developer, or that will attract you to WebLogic Server if you are not
currently using the product. In addition, JDeveloper and ADF / TopLink
runtime users will be supported on Oracle WebLogic Server 10g R3, allowing
ADF driven applications to extend farther into new supported platforms.

Lightweight WebLogic Server

a.. Download time and installation footprint
b.. Application development round-trip time
c.. Optional service startup
d.. Console performance improvements
e.. Startup and runtime performance
Programming Model and API Support

a.. SOA Server-Web services/SCA support
b.. Spring enhancements
c.. Web 2.0 support (Cometd Bayeux based -- HTTP pub / sub)
Technology Integration and Standards

a.. Java SE 6
b.. C# JMS client for .NET integration
c.. SAML 2.0
d.. Web Services standards
e.. ADF / TopLink support with 11g release
f.. Eclipse support (see above)
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