During a recent conversation about Open Source/Industry Standards/Vendor solutions I ended up spouting out the fact that Oracle’s philosophy on it’s offering is “productivity with choice.” I further realized I had no idea what that actually meant. So I looked it up… I am by no means very proficient on JDeveloper (I’ve fired it up a time or two to look at some BI Beans components). I must say I don’t fully know the practicalities about the JDeveloper package but I can say I understand what Oracle is doing. For 80% of what you will do on a day to day, make that wizard based and leverage RAD environments. For the rest, roll your own and Oracle has a laundry list of acronyms to suit.