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Oracle Removes Licensing for Workshop Eclipse Plug-ins


Oracle is delivering the Eclipse tools for Oracle WebLogic Server 10gR3 with a simpler packaging (just one, with all features), and a new price (free!). This release of Workshop for WebLogic 10g R3 combines all the features of the other products.

To download the plug-ins, go to the Workshop for WebLogic 10g R3 download page on OTN.

To download the server, go to the WebLogic Server 10g R3 download page on OTN.

Oracle Workshop for WebLogic 10gR3

This release unifies all the previous packages, and removes all licensing features of any kind. Workshop for WebLogic will be freely available on all supported platforms, including websphere, weblogic, tomcat, jboss, jetty and resin. Oracle WebLogic Server 10g R3 developers who use Eclipse will find updated Workshop plug-ins for developing Java/EE and JAX-WS web services that are bundled with the server. Some of the major highlights of this release include:

Support for new industry standards
  • IDE based on Eclipse 3.3 & WTP 2.0
  • Support for JDK 6
  • Windows Vista support
  • XMLBeans 2.3 support
New Web Services Support
  • JAX-WS tooling for WebLogic Server 10.3
  • Design/Build/Deploy Support
  • Start from Java or from WSDL
  • JAX-B support with new JAX-B Wizard
  • Create JAX-B types from schema
  • Generate ant snippets
  • New ClientGen Wizard
  • Create Web Service Clients from JAX-RPC & JAX-WS Web Services
  • Generate ClientGen ant snippets
  • Updated JAX-RPC support for WebLogic Server 10g R3
Support for EE5 Standards
  • New EE5 Project Creation
  • Create EE5 EAR and EJB Projects
  • Create Web Applications based on new standards
  • Servlet 2.5
  • Full support for new Servlet spec, including optional web.xml
  • JSP 2.1, JSF 1.2, JSTL 1.2
  • Updated wizards and tag support for new standards (SunRI and Apache myFaces)
  • WYSIWYG and AppXRay support for Universal Expression Language


New WebLogic Server Value Add
  • Support for new WebLogic Fast Swap (Java Class Redefinition)
  • Full Deploy/Debugging support for WLS 10.3
  • Continued backward compatibility for WLS 8.1, 9.2, 10.0
  • Remote Deployment that supports WLS 9.2, 10.0, and 10.3
  • New Editors and Wizards for WebLogic Server Deployment Descriptors
  • Application upgrade tools for older versions of WebLogic


About Oracle WebLogic Server 10gR3

This release focuses on three enhancement areas that we believe will improve the developer experience for you if are an existing WebLogic Server developer, or that will attract you to WebLogic Server if you are not currently using the product. In addition, JDeveloper and ADF / TopLink runtime users will be supported on Oracle WebLogic Server 10g R3, allowing ADF driven applications to extend farther into new supported platforms. Lightweight WebLogic Server
  • Download time and installation footprint
  • Application development round-trip time
  • Optional service startup
  • Console performance improvements
  • Startup and runtime performance
Programming Model and API Support
  • SOA Server-Web services/SCA support
  • Spring enhancements
  • Web 2.0 support (Cometd Bayeux based -- HTTP pub / sub)
Technology Integration and Standards
  • Java SE 6
  • C# JMS client for .NET integration
  • SAML 2.0
  • Web Services standards
  • ADF / TopLink support with 11g release
  • Eclipse support (see above)



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