Oracle ups support for Java, open source developers

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SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Oracle has announced that the Oracle Technology Network  (OTN) comprising developers, administrators, and architects has surpassed 10 million registered users.


Oracle continues to see significant developer 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 said a press release.

Over the last six months, Oracle has delivered new releases of a broad range of developer tools including Oracle JDeveloper, Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF), Oracle Team Productivity Center, Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse, NetBeans, and Oracle Solaris Studio.

“Java at Oracle has never been more vibrant, particularly with the integration of the Sun developer community sites into the Oracle Technology Network,” said Ted Farrell, chief architect and senior vice president, Tools and Middleware, Oracle.


“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,” added Farrell.

Continuing its commitment to open source and specifically to the Eclipse Foundation, Oracle announced today that it has proposed a new code contribution to the Eclipse Foundation, called Sapphire, intended to help Eclipse developers design better Java desktop user interfaces added 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, rather than a widget (text box, label, button, etc.), it added.


Developers embrace Java EE 6 and GlassFish Server

Lightweight and extensible development platform for enterprise server applications, Java EE 6 continues to see rapid adoption by the developer community said the release.

The reference implementation of Java EE is not only available from Oracle as the Java EE SDK but also in a commercially supported server, Oracle GlassFish Server, and as a free, open source server, GlassFish Server Open Source Edition.