I found the following in the deprecation plan of ArcGIS 10.2:
ArcGIS 10.2 will be the last major release to support the ArcSDE SDK with the ArcSDE C and Java APIs. Today many other options are available for developers, including SQL, which is available as a result of the widespread adoption of spatial types...
In our recent Java/Oracle project, we want to write/read Features to an Oracle DB, which uses ST_GEOMETRY instead of Oracle's SDO_GEOMETRY.
So my questions is:
- Is it a bad idea to use the Java SDE API when starting from scratch?
- If SQL is the alternative - how can I do this? Shouldn't there be JDBC Support for ST_GEOMETRY in Oracle? I could not find anything like that.
- If there is no JDBC Support - isn't the SDE API the only path to go currently? I don't see "many other options".