1 Preparing to Install Oracle JDeveloper

Prepare for Oracle JDeveloper installation by verifying that your system meets the basic requirements, then obtain the correct installation software.

About Oracle JDeveloper

Oracle JDeveloper provides a productive development environment that covers the full development life cycle. JDeveloper integrates features that address many technologies used for building standards-based enterprise applications.

Some of the important features of Oracle JDeveloper are:

  • Integrates development features for Java, SOA, Web 2.0, Database, XML and web services into a single development tool.

  • Covers the full development life cycle from initial design and analysis, through the coding and testing phases, all the way to deployment.

  • Focuses on increasing developers productivity by offering a visual and declarative approach to application design that provides a simpler way to define the components that construct an application, simplifying or eliminating tedious coding.

  • Integrates the full set of features needed to develop composite applications with features that address technologies such as Java, Database, web page design, web services and XML, Fusion Middleware, and others.

Note:

This release of JDeveloper requires Java SE Development Kit (JDK) 8.

Road Map for Installing Oracle JDeveloper

This road map provides all the steps required to install Oracle JDeveloper.

Table 1-1 Road Map for Installing Oracle JDeveloper

Task Description Documentation

Verify your system environment

Before you begin the installation, verify that the minimum system and network requirements are met.

See Verifying the Oracle JDeveloper Certification Information and Verifying Your System Requirements for Installing Oracle JDeveloper

Obtain the appropriate software distribution

To install Oracle JDeveloper on your system, obtain an Oracle JDeveloper distribution.

See Understanding and Obtaining the Oracle JDeveloper Distributions

Install the software

Run the Oracle Universal Installer to install Oracle JDeveloper. Installing JDeveloper transfers the software to your system and creates the Oracle home directory.

See Installing Oracle JDeveloper

Customize your Oracle JDeveloper on Startup

To use Oracle JDeveloper, customize the settings on your system.

See Customizing Oracle JDeveloper on Startup

Verifying the Oracle JDeveloper Certification Information

Before you install Oracle JDeveloper, you should understand compatibility with other certified software.

For the most current information on software that is certified for use with Oracle JDeveloper, see the Oracle JDeveloper documentation information on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) web page.

Note:

This version of Oracle JDeveloper ships with Apache ANT 1.10.5.0.0. Higher versions of ANT may work with this release, but they are not supported, and they may cause unexpected behavior.

Verifying System Requirements

This release of Oracle JDeveloper has been tested and certified on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. It has not been certified for porting platform like Solaris, AIX, or HPI. However, Oracle provides support if you are running Oracle JDeveloper on any platform with Java SE Development Kit (JDK) 8.

For information about recommended CPU, memory, display, and hard drive configurations, see Oracle JDeveloper Requirements in System Requirements and Specifications

For information about the certified JDK for your installation, see Understanding JDK Requirements for an Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation in Oracle Fusion Middleware Planning an Installation of Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Understanding and Obtaining the Oracle JDeveloper Distributions

Oracle JDeveloper is available in two distinct distributions: Oracle JDeveloper Studio and Oracle JDeveloper Java.

Table 1-2 Oracle JDeveloper Distributions

Distribution Description Installer Types

Oracle JDeveloper Studio

Includes not only the Oracle JDeveloper Integrated Development Environment, but also the embedded Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure software, which includes Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Application Development Framework for developing and testing Java and Oracle ADF applications.

The 12c (12.2.1.4.0) Oracle JDeveloper Studio installer is available in a generic form that requires you to install a certified JDK before you can run it. For information about JDK versions, see Understanding JDK Requirements for an Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation in Oracle Fusion Middleware Planning an Installation of Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Oracle JDeveloper Studio can also be installed with 64-bit platform-specific installers for Linux or Windows.

Oracle JDeveloper Java

A smaller version of Oracle JDeveloper in .zip file format for developers who want to develop pure Java applications without the Oracle WebLogic Server or Oracle ADF.

You do not need to run an installer to begin developing with this version.

Oracle JDeveloper Java is contained in a .zip file. There is no executable installer for the Java distribution.

Download either an Oracle JDeveloper Studio installer or the Java distribution .zip file from the Oracle Technology Network (OTN)

Note:

If the size of the installer is greater than 2 GB, there will be more than one .zip file shown for download (for example, file 1 and file 2). Download all installer files into the same directory prior before you run the installer (see Installing the Oracle JDeveloper Software).

Deploying and Testing Applications Developed in Oracle JDeveloper

With the Oracle JDeveloper Studio distribution, you can test your applications locally in an embedded version of Oracle WebLogic Server that contains the required libraries and Oracle ADF runtime software.

See Using Oracle WebLogic Server with Oracle JDeveloper.

To deploy Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) applications from Oracle JDeveloper, install and configure the Oracle WebLogic Server and Coherence distribution. See Planning the Oracle WebLogic Server Installation in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Installing and Configuring Oracle WebLogic Server and Coherence.

To deploy Oracle ADF applications from Oracle JDeveloper, install and configure the Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure distribution. See Planning the Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure Installation in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Installing and Configuring the Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure.