Oracle JDeveloper together with Oracle ADF offers a visual and declarative approach to building enterprise Java applications.
Oracle JDeveloper is a free IDE that covers the full development life-cycle from UML through coding, testing, profiling and deployment.
Key new features in the 12c version are enhanced Maven support, new Profilers (code share with NetBeans), Git support, Dependency viewer, code review capabilities, improved REST services development and a new look and feel and windowing system.
Oracle ADF is Oracle’s strategic development framework for enterprise applications. Offering a complete MVC framework with exceptional integration and a declarative and visual development experience.
Oracle ADF 12c includes many new JSF components including timeline, sunburst, treemap, list, code editor, files uploader, springboard and drawer components.
New skin and skin editor help in creating better looking applications.
Extended support for touch devices and rendering on mobile browser is also included.
Oracle ADF also enhanced the support for REST services and POJO/EJB/JPA back-end services integration with the innovative binding layer.
These features are also part of the free Oracle ADF Essentials – allowing free deployment on GlassFish.
Download for free at http://oracle.com/jdev