|Stable release||8.54 / July 11, 2014|
|Written in||C++, Java|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows, Linux, Oracle Solaris, AIX, zOS, HP-UX|
|Platform||Intel x86 - 32-bit, x64|
|Type||Integrated development environment|
|License||Proprietary commercial software|
PeopleTools is the proprietary software development environment that was created by the PeopleSoft Corporation. The PeopleTools consist of Application Designer, Application Engine, Data Mover, PeopleCode and various other developer tools.
The Application designer is the core application used to create and customize PeopleSoft applications. The following is a brief list of the functions that can be undertaken in Application Designer:
- Field Definition
- Record Definition
- Page definition
- Page Group (component) definition
- Menu Definition
- Business Process design (workflow)
- Project definition
Applications can be built or customised in a development environment, then assembled into a project for migration to test and live environments.
Current and Future releases
Since Oracle Corporation acquired PeopleSoft, Oracle has significantly increased its development of the PeopleSoft tools with Version 8.54 as the current "latest and greatest" version of PeopleTools.
At Oracle's October 2006 trade show convention, Oracle stated that PeopleTools V8.49 has more man hours of development than any other version of PeopleTools ever released.
In spite of this recent effort of PeopleTools development, the future of PeopleTools is certainly in doubt as Oracle has also explicitly stated that Oracle's JDeveloper software development environment is where the future of PeopleSoft development will reside.
Major Versions and General Availability (GA) Dates
- 8.54 - 11 July 2014 
- 8.53 - 6 February 2013 
- 8.52 - 28 October 2011
- 8.51 - 10 September 2010
- 8.50 - 1 September 2009
- 8.49 - 25 April 2007
- 8.48 - 13 July 2006
- 8.47 - 15 November 2005
- 8.46 - 23 February 2005
- 8.45 - 13 May 2004
- 8.44 - 17 December 2003
- 8.43 - 13-Jun-2003
- 8.42 - 26-Nov-2002
- 8.41 -
- 8.40 -
- 8.20–31 July 2003
- "PeopleTools 8.54 is generally available (GA)". July 11, 2014. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
- Anderson, Lynn (2001). Understanding PeopleSoft8. Sybex. pp. 64–68. ISBN 0-7821-2930-7.
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