The Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse (OEPE) is described as a "certified set of Eclipse plug-ins is designed to help develop, deploy and debug applications for Oracle WebLogic Server." Although this is true, it offers much more than that with support for development with the Spring Framework, the Java Persistence API (JPA) and/or other object-relational mapping technologies, and other enterprise development in conjunction with its support for WebLogic development and deployment. My article on using OEPE to improve development with Spring, JPA, and WebLogic was published this week on Oracle Technology Network. The article, called Build a Java Application with Eclipse, Spring, and Oracle WebLogic Server, covers the convenient features of OEPE for Spring and JPA developers, especially (but not necessarily) those who deploy to WebLogic.
There are several links on DZone related to the recent release of a new version of Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse. These include Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 11gR1 (220.127.116.11) Release Webinar (linked article) and Oracle Upgrades Eclipse Free Plug-in Package (linked article). The EclipseZone portion of DZone has several additional articles devoted to OEPE such as the article Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse (an interview with Ashish Mohindroo)