Oracle has rolled out new Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 11g, a free set of plug-ins that enable developers to build Java EE and web services applications for the Oracle Fusion Middleware platform where Eclipse is the preferred integrated development environment (IDE).
The Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 11g, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, delivers a significant vendor provided extension to Eclipse with WebLogic Server features WYSIWYG Web page editing, SCA support, JAX-WS Web Service validation, an integrated tag and data palette, and smart editors, the company said.
According to Oracle, the new release features Oracle’s AppXRay, a design time dependency analysis and visualisation tool that makes it easy for Java developers to work in a team setting, reduce runtime debugging and enhance code quality.
In addition, the new features in Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 11g allow WebLogic Server developers to reduce the number of code cycles and increase code quality by catching errors at design time.
Oracle said that its new release debuts enhancements in Java web application development, including AppXRay, WYSIWYG Web page development, WebLogic Server SCA support, JAX-WS Web Service validation, Oracle WebLogic Server JMS deployment descriptor editor and FastSwap support.
Ted Farrell, chief architect and senior vice president for tools and middleware at Oracle, said: “With the new AppXRay feature, Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse provides a means to easily visualise the complex dependencies of your application, resulting in higher quality code and faster development time. Innovations, such as AppXRay, underline Oracle’s continued commitment to provide tools and frameworks to enable developers to build, test and optimise Java and open source applications.”