Oracle will submit its AJAX render kit to the open source community as a follow-up to a previous donation of JavaServer Faces (JSF) components.
"It allows people to work with the JSF components but [they] can display that using AJAX technology, which basically allows them to [have] a much richer environment in the browser," said Ted Farrell, chief architect and vice president of tools and middleware at Oracle.
Oracle's technology provides for more interactive web applications, he added.
The company is looking to submit the kit to an open source organisation similar to its previous JSF submission to the Apache MyFaces project. The goal is to continue working through MyFaces but the new submissions has not yet been accepted, Farrell said.
Also at JavaOne, Oracle will announce shipment of a reference implementation of the Java Persistence Architecture (JPA), which features persistence APIs for the EJB (Enterprise JavaBeans) specification. Developers can use this implementation to code with EJB 3 and perform object-relational mapping between databases and Java objects, Farrell said.
"You can just write Java code to this library and still be able to pull data out of your database into your Java objects," said Farrell. Developers are spared from having to write JDBC code.
Oracle's JPA implementation is derived from the company's TopLink Essentials technology for object-relational mapping. The reference implementation will be downloadable at the Oracle Technology Network website from 16 May.
Oracle hopes to use the JPA and AJAX contributions to attract developers to its technology stack, which features an application server and related offerings in areas such as security and data binding.
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