REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL) today announced that it is furthering its commitment to the Java developer community by making Oracle(R) JDeveloper 10g available for free to all developers. Additionally, Oracle is proposing to spearhead a JavaServer Faces (JSF) tooling project within the Eclipse Foundation open-source community and will also join the Apache MyFaces project as a core contributor. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020718/ORCLLOGO ) Facilitating ease of development of enterprise Java applications is one of the keys to success for the J2EE platform. Providing Oracle JDeveloper for free and supporting JavaServer Faces, a web application framework designed to enable developers to more easily build user interfaces for enterprise Java applications, accelerates the development of composite applications and the adoption of the J2EE platform. When leveraged by Oracle JDeveloper 10g's integrated development environment, JSF enables developers to rapidly build and deploy rich composite applications. "By making Oracle JDeveloper free, Oracle is showing its commitment to removing all obstacles, including price, to the adoption of Oracle JDeveloper," said Christophe Job, vice president, Development, Oracle. "In addition by contributing to MyFaces and offering to lead the Eclipse JSF project, Oracle is supporting the latest technology standards and is making them accessible to all developers regardless of their choice of IDE." Continued Support for All Java Developers Committed to providing choice in development environments, Oracle is eliminating cost as an acquisition barrier for developers who wish to utilize its integrated development environment. Making Oracle JDeveloper available for free enables developers to evaluate the product against competing offerings purely on breadth and depth of functionality rather than price. The move marks Oracle's increased dedication to its developer tools and allows the company to compete on an even playing field while simultaneously promoting its standards-compliant technology stack to the developer community. Oracle is the only company to offer developers such a broad, free choice of development tools, components and runtime platforms for JSF. The company has submitted a proposal to lead the JSF tooling for Eclipse project. This project builds upon Oracle's Enterprise Java Beans 3.0 tooling project announced in April and makes the JSF framework available to an even larger base of developers. Additionally, the functionality provided by the JSF and EJB 3.0 Eclipse projects will be available to developers in Oracle JDeveloper. Oracle's participation in the MyFaces community, the free open source JSF implementation, is also intended to drive adoption of JSF. As a member of the Apache community, Oracle will contribute developer resources and components to the project. Moving forward, MyFaces will be a central part of Oracle Application Development Framework, Oracle's JSF offering. Oracle ADF Faces components will be compatible with the MyFaces runtime. About Oracle JDeveloper Oracle JDeveloper, a mature full-featured development that includes a comprehensive Java and Web services integrated development environment, was previously priced at $995 named user plus. The product includes ease-of-use features for building SOA applications based on its rich functionality for Web services, BPEL process flows, UML modeling and Portlets. Oracle JDeveloper is now available at no charge at www.oracle.com/technology. About Oracle Oracle is the world's largest enterprise software company. For more information about Oracle, visit our Web site at http://www.oracle.com . Trademarks Oracle, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, and Retek are registered trademarks of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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