JDeveloper is Now Free
Jun 30, 2005 / By Paul Vallee
Oracle announced that it is furthering its commitment to the Java developer community by making Oracle JDeveloper 10g available for free to all developers. Additionally, Oracle is proposing to spearhead a JavaServer Faces (JSF) tooling project within the Eclipse Foundation open-source community and will also join the Apache MyFaces project as a core contributor.
Some developers, however, disagree that what Oracle is offering is really a benefit. They are quick to point out that while making this move, Oracle has eliminated the biggest selling point of JDeveloper: free runtime license for ADF and choice of Application Server/Database. Read one blogger’s opinion.