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Installation of JDeveloper 10g and its features

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    Installation of JDeveloper 10g and its features

    Oracle JDeveloper is an IDE that is used to simplify application development with its declarative and visual approach along with an advanced coding environment. One can develop applications in XML, SQL, Java, HTML, PHP, BPEL, JavaScript and PL/SQL with the help of JDeveloper. It covers all the phases of application development from coding to implementation to testing.

    JDeveloper is available in three editions, namely,
    • Java Edition,
    • J2EE Edition and
    • Studio Edition.
    Every edition has distinct features to support the application development lifecycle. Java Edition comprises of features such as code editor, refactoring, unit testing, audit, metrics, profiling, code navigation, swing language support, XML support, user assistance etc…

    Similarly, J2EE edition has features such as JSF, JSP, web services, database development, management and deployment, UML and many more features. The Studio Edition of JDeveloper consists of various studio features such as ADF Faces, ADF Business Components, ADF Deployment, and BPEL Designer, ADF Data binding, ESB Designer and Portlet development.

    Here we will consider how to install JDeveloper (10.1.3.4) (last realease of 10g)

    To install JDeveloper 10g firstly you need to check whether your computer system meets minimum requirements. You should have a Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X, Hp-UX, Windows NT/2000/2003/XP/Vista operating system installed on your computer system.

    Minimum Requirements to install JDeveloper 10g are

    • At least a P3 processor with 866MHz speed, 512MB of RAM, 65536 color display set to 1024 X 768 resolutions. On windows platform, You need to have hard drive space of at least 230MB for base install of JDeveloper and 375MB of free space for complete install.
    • To install JDeveloper on multi-user UNIX environment ,you would require at least 512MB of RAM and swap space of 1GB in addition to the above.
    • JDK 5.0.5 is required for JDeveloper (10.1.3.4), the windows complete install version has the JDK included. For the other versions, it can be downloaded from : JDK 5.0.5
    It is advised not to install JDeveloper into default ORACLE_HOME or on any previous version of JDeveloper.

    To install, Firstly, you need to decide the installation type for JDeveloper, that is, base installation or complete installation. If you are using complete installation then you need not install JDeveloper documentation or Sun JDK separately as it is already included in the windows package.

    Jdeveloper does not come with any installer. To install the complete version of JDeveloper10g on your computer system you need to unzip the installation file jdev<version>.zip in the directory where you want your JDeveloper to be installed.

    If you are installing base installation method then you need to install Sun JDK 5.0.5 on your computer system. Moreover, if you need to access documentation then you will have to use web services and connection in a base install. Unzip the zip file to the target directory where you want to install JDeveloper 10g.