Oracle has released a set of free plug-ins to help developers using the Eclipse integrated development environment (IDE) to code for Java Enterprise Edition 6.
The Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 11g includes several new features such as improved debugging for Weblogic Script Tool scripts, visualisation of MBeans and syntax highlighting for Python.
"The latest release of Oracle Enterprise Pack continues to provide Java developers with new tooling that can enhance their productivity," said Ted Farrell, chief architect and senior vice president of tools and middleware at Oracle.
Farrell added that the plug-in "enables developers to deliver more value with even greater ease".
Oracle hopes that giving developers who use Eclipse an easier ride will persuade more of them to incorporate its Fusion middleware into their apps.
The firm recently got the go-ahead to complete its purchase of Sun Microsystems, which means that it now controls the future of the Java programming language.
Eclipse is one of the most popular IDEs within the Java development community, and is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. The Enterprise Pack is available for the same operating systems for Eclipse 3.5.2 and 3.6.
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