Oracle makes Java-based Application Development Free

Oracle makes Java-based Application Development Free

When I think of something free, Oracle probably is the last company comes in my mind after Apple. At least this is the perception I have about Oracle but I guess Oracle is changing.

Oracle just announced a free version of Oracle ADF called ADF Essentials, that is a lighter version of Oracle ADF but let’s you build and deploy similar application as the full version.

Oracle ADF Essentials is a Java EE framework that allows Oracle developers to build and deploy applications. As a matter of fact, Oracle uses it to build its own applications. To compete with Microsoft’s Visual Studio Express editions, Oracle has come out and provided this lighter version absolutely free.

“Oracle ADF Essentials is free to develop and deploy.”

 “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.”

Java EE is a standard, robust, scalable, and secure platform that forms the basis for many of today’s enterprise applications. Java EE provides a set of specifications for building multi-tier applications using the JavaTM language. In the past, there was a direct correlation between the robust nature of an application to the complexity required to achieve it. However, with the advent of the Oracle ADF framework, you are able to provide the implementation of extremely rich Java EE applications, adhering to standard patterns and practices with greatly reduced effort.

You may download Oracle ADF Essentials here >>

Oracle Application Development Framework (Oracle ADF) is an innovative, yet mature Java EE development framework available from Oracle and directly supported and enabled by the award winning development environment, Oracle JDeveloper 11g. Oracle ADF simplifies Java EE development by minimizing the need to write code that implements the application’s infrastructure allowing the developers to focus on the features of the actual application. Oracle ADF provides these infrastructure implementations as part of the framework. To recognize a set of runtime services is not enough, Oracle ADF is also focused on the development experience to provide a visual and declarative approach to Java EE development through the Oracle JDeveloper 11g development tool.

Download a white paper on Oracle ADF here >>