Being a technology innovator requires a combination of computer science knowledge and hands on skills, and developing hands-on skills requires access to the right tools. With Oracle Academy, you get exactly that—licenses for Oracle core technology and applications software programs used by hundreds of thousands of customers across industries, open source software, and Java development environments—all available for your individual learning, classroom teaching, and not-for-profit, academic, course- and degree-related research.
Oracle Academy Individual members have access to a wide number of software programs via the Oracle Technology Network (OTN). From database and Solaris to developer tools to software for enterprise management and more, the OTN Developer license gives you access to full versions of the software for self-education purposes, and even enables you to develop and prototype applications. Whether you’re a student or an educator, don’t miss this opportunity to explore Oracle’s industry leading software at no cost.
The Oracle Academy Institutional Membership agreement grants Oracle Academy Institutional members the right to use Oracle’s industry-leading software in their classrooms for teaching and not-for-profit, academic, course- and degree-related research. All Academy Institutional members are granted a license for a variety of Oracle technology software programs, and approved Academy Institutional members also receive a license for a large number of Oracle Applications programs. Institutional members receive software program updates and technical support for licensed software via My Oracle Support.
At Oracle Academy, we want every member to successfully develop hands-on technology skills. Oracle Applications programs are enterprise applications and require substantial technical and business expertise to successfully install and implement, even for classroom use. To be approved for Oracle Applications programs via Oracle Academy as an Institutional member, you must have access to data sets and be working with an employee or Oracle Partner Network (OPN) partner who is Oracle certified in the Applications programs you intend to use.
Oracle invests significant resources to develop, test, optimize, and support several open source technologies. Click on the images below to download the following solutions from their respective web sites.
Oracle Linux is an open source operating system that offers zero-downtime patching and provides enterprises with the benefits of the latest Linux innovations, including rigorous testing with real-world workloads, and being optimized for Oracle hardware and software.
VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 based desktop virtualization product for enterprise and home use.
MySQL is the most popular open source database for the Web and is available in a variety of editions to support different implementation requirements.
An open source application server for the Java EE platform, GlassFish supports a variety of APIs and web development tools, and allows developers to create enterprise applications that are portable, scalable, and integrate with legacy technologies.
A development environment is a collection of procedures, processes and tools used for developing, testing and debugging a source code or a program. A development environment also provides developers with a common user interface. There are lots of different, freely available development environments available for Java, including the ones used in Oracle Academy workshops and curriculum.
Java is one of the most in-demand skills for jobs requiring computing skills, used by more than 9 million developers worldwide. Java can reduce costs, drive innovation, and improve application services as the programming language of choice for the Internet of Things, enterprise and cloud computing.
Click on the images below to download these freely available Java development environments from their respective web sites, and develop your Java skills today.
Developed by Carnegie Mellon University, Alice is an innovative educational programming environment that uses a drag-and-drop approach to make it easy for students to create 3D animations. Designed to be a student’s first exposure to object-oriented programming, Alice is suitable for a wide range of students–ages 8-22–and is downloaded more than a million times a year.
Developed at the University of Kent and LaTrobe University, Greenfoot helps beginners transition from drag-and-drop environments like Alice into pure Java, which later eases their transition into more advanced Java tools like BlueJ, NetBeans, and Eclipse.
Eclipse is an open-source, multi-language software development environment written mostly in Java comprising an IDE and an extensible plug-in system. It can be used to develop applications in Java, and with the use of plug-ins, in Ada, C, C++, COBOL, Fortran, Haskell, Perl, PHP, Python, R, Ruby (including Ruby on Rails), Scala, Clojure, Groovy, Android, and Scheme.
BlueJ is the world’s most popular educational Java tool, with more than 10 million users. BlueJ is an integrated development environment (IDE) designed to serve university-level computer science majors with strong basic Java skills.