At a 'Java Strategy Day' on Wednesday, Oracle outlined its plans for supporting Java in its database, application server and tools.
The company introduced the Java development tool Appbuilder ? its version of Borland?s JBuilder - and discussed the inclusion of a Java Virtual Machine in Oracle 8.1, scheduled to ship by the end of the year.
Oracle committed to using 100% pure Java at the client, database server and application server levels, in a strategy that it is calling ?300% Java?.
At the tools level, Oracle announced Appbuilder for Java 1.0, which is in fact an extended and relabelled version of Borland?s JBuilder. Oracle licensed the JBuilder sourcecode a year ago. It has added links to its Oracle8 database and Oracle Application Server.
Appbuilder for Java 1.0 will allow the development of 'JCorba cartridges', which will run on Application Server. These cartridges are, an Oracle spokesperson explained, pre-standard Enterprise Java Beans. Future versions will support the recently completed EJB spec for Java components.
Appbuilder will be bundled with Oracle8 and Application Server 4.0 in Oracle's JDeveloper Suite.
Oracle said it would include Java support in the next release of its Oracle8 database, 8.1, due by year?s end.
Oracle 8.1 will include a Java Virtual Machine developed by the database maker itself. This will allow the database to support Java as a language for stored procedures, next to Oracle?s proprietary PL/SQL language. The database will contain an object request broker compliant with the Corba standard, and will support IIOP and Enterprise Java Beans. It will also support SQLJ, which allows SQL statements to be embedded in Java.
To allow developers to start work on Java applications that will run on the database, Oracle has started shipping a Java SDK for Oracle 8.1.
Cotton seedling freezes to death as Chang'e-4 shuts down for the Moon's 14-day lunar night
Fortnite easily out-earns PUBG, Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Red Dead Redemption 2 in 2018
Meteor showers as a service will be visible for about 100 kilometres in all directions
Saturn's rings only formed in the past 100 million years, suggests analysis of Cassini space probe data
New findings contradict conventional belief that Saturn's rings were formed along with the planet about 4.5 billion years ago