Oracle to offer JDeveloper tool for free | InfoWorld | News | 2005-06-22 | By Paul Krill: "Oracle (Profile, Products, Articles) at the JavaOne conference in San Francisco next week will announce intentions to offer its JDeveloper 10g Java developer tool for free.
The tool, which has been priced at $995 per developer seat, will be available free of charge on June 28. Future releases will also be free.
Describing the tool as an SOA development environment, Oracle's Rick Schultz, vice president of Oracle Fusion middleware, said JDeveloper features an IDE, UML-based modeling, a BPEL (Business Process Execution Language) process flow designer, and Web-services capabilities.
“We’re actually doing some work in the Eclipse Foundation as well, but as far as JDeveloper, we really don’t even view it as a direct competitor in a way to Eclipse in a sense that JDeveloper is much more than an IDE,” he said. "