- Feb-08: Update on kenai.com
This is part 2 of the Oracle+Sun News Round-Up. You can find part 1 here. Part 3 comes tomorrow.
Today I focus on the Oracle’s Java Developer Tools Strategy Webcast with Ted Farrell, Chief Architect and Senior Vice President of Tools and Middleware at Oracle.
Talking points in the webcast:
- Oracle’s motto is “Productivity with Choice”, meaning developers can pick the environment and tools they want – Oracle supports these choices of implementation technologies, development styles, platforms and databases, and IDEs
- Oracle’s main Java development tools today are JDeveloper / Oracle ADF as well as Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse
- NetBeans will be offered as additional choice in the developer tools suite, complementing JDeveloper and Enterprise Pack for Eclipse and leveraging functionality between these tools
- Hudson, Sun’s Continuous Integration Server, will move forward with increased investment and continue to be offered
- Zembly has been discontinued by Sun in Nov 2009
- Kenai is Sun’s hosted collaboration server. Oracle plans to discontinue the public interface of Kenai at this time and bring Kenai back in-house, add features, and leverage it for internal projects. Kenai may be brought back as a public offering later if appropriate.
- NetBeans aims to be the best Java IDE, and will focus on Java and JavaFX technologies for EE, SE, and ME/mobile Java, as well as the NetBeans platform
- Oracle will turn to and invest in the NetBeans community for additional features such as dynamic languages, plug-ins, etc.
- NetBeans.org stays the same – the place for participation, plug-ins, platform, dialog, support, etc.
- No short-term changes planned to NetBeans Partner Programs
- Licensing/support/maintainance: No licenses will change. NB 6.7 and earlier follows Sun support policy. NB 6.8 follows Oracle support policies – better policy with more choices
- New collaboration resource: Oracle Technology Network (OTN), and specifically the Java Technology Center, featuring events, news, blogs, articles, discussions/forums, webcasts, downloads, FAQs, and more
- Events: Oracle OpenWorld/Develop, OTN Developer Days, user group events, and more. See the OTN site.
- JavaOne: Continues as open community event for Java, co-located with Oracle Open World in San Francisco (Sep 19-23, 2010), plus taking JavaOne on the road to Brazil, Russia, India, China
That wraps up Ted’s webcast. Part 3 of the Oracle+Sun: Java News Round-Up follows tomorrow.