Development Platform Disconnect

Each year at the annual Oracle ACE Director briefing, I look around at the laptops my fellow ACE Directors are carrying. More and more of them are MacBooks – I think we were up to around 50% last year.

That makes it all the more puzzling that the installation guide for the latest version of Oracle JDeveloper (12.1.3) does not mention OS X installs at all. The 12.1.2 version had sections on how to install JDeveloper on Windows, Linux and OS X, but the 12.1.3 version only talks about Windows and Linux.

Seems like an area where Oracle isn’t noticing what’s happening in the world outside Redwood Shores.