Oracle has set out to enable developers to more easily build, test, and optimize Java applications, with the release of its Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 11g. This product release extends support for other components of the company's Fusion middleware including Oracle WebLogic Server administration capabilities, Oracle GlassFish Server, and Oracle Coherence.
Additionally, this release supports Eclipse 3.6 and essential Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE) tools.
As a component of its middleware layer, the new Enterprise Pack for Eclipse is a free set of Eclipse-based plug-ins that enables developers to build Java EE and web services applications for the Oracle Fusion Middleware platform, where Eclipse is the preferred Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
Key features in this release include support for Eclipse 3.6 and Oracle Coherence tools, which enable Eclipse users to develop, run, and debug against Oracle Coherence — a data management and caching service for replicated, distributed, or partitioned data.
"The latest release of Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 11g continues to provide Java developers with new tooling that can enhance their productivity,” said Ted Farrell, chief architect and senior vice president for tools and middleware at Oracle. “With support for Eclipse 3.6 and broader support for key Oracle Fusion Middleware components, Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 11g R1 enables developers to deliver more value with even greater ease.”