CHAPTER 2Introduction to the JDeveloper Integrated Development Environment

Beware the ides of March.

—William Shakespeare (1564–1616), Julius Caesar (I, ii, 18)

Java integrated development environments (IDEs) have come a long way since the early days of Java programming when the development tool of choice was vi or Notepad. As the Java language has evolved and introduced new technologies, tools vendors such as Oracle have kept up by creating IDEs that make the tasks required in designing, creating, testing, and deploying Java-related applications easier.

Since its initial 1.0 release as AppBuilder for Java, JDeveloper has followed the industry trends and has included features that match or exceed the more mainstream Java IDEs. Although JDeveloper ...

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