N o fewer than three Enterprise developers have announced support for the Mac today. Oracle announced that it will support the Mac platform with Oracle JDeveloper 10g and Oracle Database 10g; NetSuite has announced that it will support Safari for its Web services; and PeopleSoft announced it was extending its support for Safari to cover PeopleSoft EnterpriseOne solutions. The three announcements greatly increase the Macis support base in the Enterprise and IT markets.
The announcement of plans to make Oracle JDeveloper 10g available to Apple developers demonstrates Oracleis ongoing commitment to bring their open J2EE productivity framework and visual Java and Web Services development environment to the popular Mac OS X platform. Additionally, with the availability of Oracle Database 10 for the Mac OS X platform, both companies will be able to provide customers a cost-effective, scalable and reliable database solution base on the flexibility of Oracle Database 10g running on Appleis UNIX-based Mac OS X Server and the power of the new Xserve G5.
Oracle says that Database 10g Early Adopters Release 2 is available now, and that a final version of that product, as well as Developer 10g, will be available in the second half of this year. You can find more information at Oracleis Web site.
NetSuite, Inc. today became the first application service provider to offer native Apple Safari Web browser support. This provides Mac users an unprecedented opportunity to run their business using the worldis most advanced Web-based business application -- NetSuite. NetSuite is a single, integrated software system that enables small and midsized businesses to run their entire business operations -- from sales, customer support/service, and marketing, to financials and ecommerce -- on a single application
You can find more information at NetSuiteis Web site.
From PeopleSoftis press release:
The Safari browser delivers the best performance of PeopleSoft applications in the Mac OS X environment, allowing enterprise applications users to maximize productivity. Users of PeopleSoft applications will be able to take advantage of Appleis Safariis unique features including SnapBack navigation--a feature that enables a user to step back through a transaction with a single click rather than many. The tabbed browsing feature will enable users to access multiple PeopleSoft application pages in a single window, which is important in multi-lingual call centers where a customer service agent needs access to applications in more than one language on the same system.
PeopleSoft has certified Apple Safari for Enterprise applications with PeopleTools 8.21 and PeopleTools 8.45. In addition, PeopleSoft plans to complete certification for PeopleSoft EnterpriseOne Tools 8.94 in the fourth quarter.
You can find more information at PeopleSoftis Web site.