Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Oracle ADF Mobile: now also develop for iOS in Java

Good times for Java developers on the Mac. Oracle brought many developer tools for MacOS and now they are extending their toolset to also include iOS.

Screenshot of an ADF mobile Java app on the iPad

With ADF mobile, Oracle claims to offer a solution for developing x-platform Java applications for iOS and also Android. The demo app in the movie (click on the image above) does look quite promising. I haven't tried it yet - but will do so soon.
Check out yourself at the Oracle ADF Mobile Home Page.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Oracle updates JDK for Mac to V. 7u09

Apple just updated it's JDK with Java for OS X 2012-006 to Version 1.6.0_37. And Oracle published Java 7 Update 9, which can be installed through the Java Control Panel. Both updates should be installed asap as they contain important security fixes.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

New free development tools from Oracle for the Mac

Oracle Blogger Bruno Borges found it:

WebLogic Application Server: free for developers!

so now there is no more reason for JEE developers on the Mac not the use the world's best JEE application server.

And to make it even better, Oracle has created a free version of it's JEE Application Development Framework (ADF) Oracle ADF Essentials is an end-to-end Java EE framework that simplifies application development by providing out-of-the-box infrastructure services and a visual and declarative development experience. Oracle ADF Essentials is free to develop and deploy."
ADF Essentials can be found at oracle.com. Deploying Oracle ADF Essentials applications is supported on Oracle WebLogic 11g, GlassFish 3.1, and WebSphere 7.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Oracle released JDK 7u6 for Mac

JDK 7u6 has been released by Oracle for several platforms and also for the Mac. Please mind the following from the installation instructions:

Installing a JRE from Oracle will not:
  • Update java -version symlinks or add java to your path.
  • Show the installed JRE in the Java Preferences.app
To be able to do the above, you need to install the JDK.

So as long as you don't want to fiddle with the symlinks yourself, it might be a good idea to get the JDK, even if you only want to use the JRE.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 12c for Mac

Oracle has released the new version 12c of their Enterprise Pack for Eclipse (OEPE) for the Mac. The main new Features are
  • Support for Weblogic Server 12c (included in some packages)
  • Support for Eclipse Juno (3.8 and 4.2)
  • Design-time tools for Oracle ADF Bindings and Data Controls
  • Web Service Security Tooling
More details on OEPE 12c can be found on the Oracle Technology Network, downloads are available on the OEPE download page. There is also a OEPE 12c version bundled with Weblogic Server 12c on the OEPE main page, which also links to demos and documentation

Monday, May 7, 2012

Video: WebLogic Server running on JDK 7 on MacOS

Oracle has released another video on the WebLogic Server YouTube channel showing WebLogic running on top of OpenJDK 7u4 on a Mac

Friday, May 4, 2012

Video: JEE6 on Mac with Weblogic 12c and NetBeans

Oracle has released a video on it's YouTube channel, demonstrating JEE6 features on a Mac using NetBeans and Weblogic Sever 12c.

Monday, April 30, 2012

NetBeans with JDK and Java FX now available for MacOS

Just a few days after the first official Oracle Java release for the Mac, now for the first time the complete NetBeans bundle including JDK and JavaFX is available on netbeans.org.

Release Info:
NetBeans IDE 7.1.2 contains the following highlights:
For more information on NetBeans 7.1.2 see netbeans.org.

Friday, April 27, 2012

JDK 7 Update 4 for Mac released by Oracle

Mac users had to wait quite some time, until Apple released Java updates on the Mac which were available on other platforms. As this might only has been an annoyance for developers, this led to security problems in the last weeks. Many Macs have been infected by the Flashback malware just because Apple took too long to deliver security patches for Java, which had been available from Oracle for about two months.
Last year, Oracle announced to deliver JDK 7 for the Mac and now they delivered. JDK 7 Update 4 is available for Download on OTN (see press release).

It comes with a settings application to sort the order of the installed JRE's.

Moving Java SE 7 to the top will replace the Apple delivered JRE 1.6.0_32 as the first choice