Beyond cloud readiness, the Tuxedo update brings new features to help developers and administrators. Using POJOs (Plain Old Java Objects), developers can now run Java code on Tuxedo, which can be handy for adding Java functionality to a C, C++ or Cobol program. Developers can now write their Tuxedo C/C++ programs in the Oracle Solaris Studio IDE (integrated development environment), thanks to a new plug-in. "We've never had a strong IDE" for Tuxedo, Patel admitted.
With this release, Oracle also includes a new messaging technology, called Oracle Tuxedo Message Queue. On older versions, Tuxedo used the Oracle database message queue, though this new messaging system offers updated capabilities in store-and-forward, pub-sub and asynchronous queuing. "It has much richer messaging functionality," Patel said. He likened the new messaging platform to IBM's Websphere MQ, for which Oracle Tuxedo Message Queue could serve as a substitute, Patel suggested.