Today October, 19th 2016 JDeveloper 188.8.131.52 was released. From the first look at it it’s only a maintenance release. There is currently no ‘What’s new’ document, only a release notes are available.
The release notes show only some bug fixes and some deprecation. Noteworthy are some changes in the REST runtime. One of them is that ADF REST HTTP PUT is deprecated functionality. From the doc
ADF REST HTTP PUT is deprecated functionality
Oracle has deprecated the functionality for executing HTTP PUT methods on ADF REST resource requests. In the current release, the describe for ADF REST resources continues to display PUT actions when the backing view object has the Update operation enabled (the operation enables both PUT and PATCH methods); however, ADF REST service clients should avoid making PUT requests (replace all items of the view row) as this functionality will be desupported in a future release
Another change in the REST department is that adf date and datetime attributes are no longer described as string but as date and datetime. Interesting if you work with ADFbc and Oracle JET.
Let’s wait if Oracle releases an ‘What’s new’ document in hte near (?) future which will spear us some time searching for new stuff 🙂