This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
OrindaBuild makes complex PL/SQL Procedures accessible from Java without schema changes or SQLJ. The demo version of the OrindaBuild extension for Oracle JDeveloper 10.1.3 is now available from the 'Open Source and Partners Extensions' Update Center. To access this center from within JDeveloper 10.1.3 select 'Help' and then 'Check for Updates'.
The demo version is fully playable, with the only limitation being that it expires after 1 month. You can install the demo multiple times.
In addition to generating Java to call PL/SQL it also allows you to create code to run any SQL statement and access database tables.
OrindaBuild generates code for PL/SQL procedures that take %ROWTYPE and Package Records as parameters. Generated code uses a library. If you buy OrindaBuild you get the source code for the library and end up with a 100% source code solution - i.e. there are no mysterious runtime binary dependencies.
Limitations: The extension does not work with JDeveloper 10.1.2. The extension does not work with the Java edition of JDeveloper. We expect you to buy a licence if you deploy generated code in a production environment.