Oracle removes licensing for Workshop Eclipse plug-ins

Markus Eisele
Oracle is also 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 software, go to the Workshop for WebLogic 10g R3 download page on OTN.
This release unifies all the previous packages, and removes all licensing features of any kind. Note that the Adobe Flex Builder bundle has been removed. 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 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 10.3

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


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