Sunday Feb 01, 2015
Friday Sep 26, 2014
By Dana Singleterry on Sep 26, 2014
Be sure to check out the upcoming sessions and hands-on-lab at OOW '14 and JavaOne '14.
Session ID: HOL7064
Session Title: Using Oracle Cloud to Power Your Application Development Lifecycle
Venue/Room: Intercontinental - Sutter
Date/Time: 9/29/14, 11:45 - 12:45
Session ID: CON1840
Sesstion Title: Java Development in the Cloud
Venue/Room: Hilton - Continental Ballroom 6
Date/Time: 10/1/14, 11:30 - 12:30
Session ID: CON5031
Session Title: A Guide to Team Development in the Cloud with Oracle Developer Cloud Service
Venue/Room: Moscone South - 270
Date/Time: 10/1/14, 12:45 - 13:30
Session ID: CON5037
Session Title: Mobile Development - Lessons Learned in Real-World Implementations
Venue/Room: Moscone West - 3020
Date/Time: 10/1/14, 14:00 - 14:45
Tuesday Aug 05, 2014
By Dana Singleterry on Aug 05, 2014
Latin America OTN Tour '14 Presentation, Lab & Downloads:
- Oracle Mobile Platform Overview Presentation
- MAF Overview Presentation
- Presentation on Building Web & Mobile Dashboards
- Web & Mobile Dashboard Lab
- Web & Mobile Workshop Completed Application
- Oracle JDeveloper 12c Download
- Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse Download
- Oracle XE Database Download
- Oracle JDeveloper Home Page
- Oracle Mobile Application Framework Home Page
- Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse Home Page
Wednesday Sep 18, 2013
By Dana Singleterry on Sep 18, 2013
Three must see sessions that I will be assisting / participating in this year at Oracle OpenWorld include the Oracle Excellence Awards for Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation, Oracle Developer Cloud Service and a Customer Session highlighting successful implementations by customers leveraging ADF & ADF Mobile. Here's the details for all three.
Oracle Fusion Middleware: Meet This Year’s Most Impressive Innovators [CON8082] - Monday, Sep 23, 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM - YBCA - Lam Research Theater
Oracle ADF and Oracle ADF Mobile: Lessons Learned in Real-World Implementations [CON8582] - Wednesday, Sep 25, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM - Marriott Marquis - Golden Gate C3
Oracle Developer Cloud Service: An Introduction [CON3929] - Wednesday, Sep 25, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Moscone South - 310
Friday Aug 16, 2013
By Dana Singleterry on Aug 16, 2013
Thanks to all of you that participated in the Latin America Tour in Uruguay, Argentina & Brazil. Truly a pleasure to assist in the knowledge tranfer of information on ADF/JEE development with JDeveloper and Eclipse IDEs. As promised, you can download the session/workshop details from here.
- The Oracle Fusion Development Platform
- Building Reusable Business Services
- Creating Rich Internet Applications
- ADF Mobile: Developing for iOS and Android with ADF & Java
There were two labs used in the workshop and they are available here.
- Developing Rich Web Applications With Oracle ADF
- Developing Mobile Applications With Oracle ADF Mobile
Additional information you will find helpful is available here.
Thursday Jun 20, 2013
By Dana Singleterry on Jun 20, 2013
Exciting new profile from PITSS America & DTE Energy:
“Upgrading to the latest Oracle Forms allowed us to integrate with Oracle ADF which not only improved and optimized our application but additionally provided our customers with an intuitive User-Interface through the use of Oracle ADF Rich Client Components.” - Kutumba Rao Hanumolu, MS, PMP - Principal Supervisor – ITS DTE Energy
Please refer to the case study for all the details on this modernization project.
Thursday Jun 13, 2013
By Dana Singleterry on Jun 13, 2013
We're excited to highlight two new ADF / ADF Mobile applications from Oracle Customers:
- Matrix Mobilizes Oracle Forms-Based "Tafnit ERP" Using Oracle ADF Mobile and AuraPlayer
- Oracle Forms to ADF Modernization Reference - Convero (AMEC) Project
“As a global software provider we were looking for a way to increase efficiency and maximize information availability for our medical center customers. ADF Mobile and AuraPlayer allowed us to mobilize our desktop Oracle Forms surgical scheduling application without redevelopment, saving us and our customers’ critical time and money. I couldn’t have asked for a better solution.” - Avi Greenberg, Director of Development, “Tafnit ERP” by Matrix
“Oracle ADF was the closest match to our Oracle forms system and allowed us to re-use our existing business rules in the most efficient manner. Oracle ADF has set us on the right road for our modernization project and provides a path to SOA/BPM and Mobile development”. - Orlando Kelly, Development Manager, AMEC
Please refer to the case studies for all the details on these exciting projects.
Tuesday May 21, 2013
By Dana Singleterry on May 21, 2013
Oracle is pleased to announce the call for nominations
for the 2013 Oracle Excellence Awards for Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation.
Are you using Oracle Fusion Middleware to deliver unique business
value? If so, submit a nomination today for the Oracle Excellence Awards
for Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation. These awards honor customers
for their cutting-edge solutions using Oracle Fusion Middleware. Winners
are selected based on the uniqueness of their business case, business
benefits, level of impact relative to the size of the organization,
complexity and magnitude of implementation, and the originality of
architecture. Winners receive a free pass to Oracle OpenWorld 2013 in
San Francisco (September 22-September 26) and will be honored during a
special event at OpenWorld.
This year, the awards will recognize customers across eight distinct categories:
- Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud
- Oracle Cloud Application Foundation
- Oracle Service-Oriented Architecture & Business Process Management
- Oracle WebCenter
- Oracle Identity Management
- Oracle Data Integration
- Oracle Application Development Framework and Fusion Development
- Business Analytics (Oracle BI, Oracle EPM, Oracle Exalytics)
If you consider yourself a pioneer, using these solutions in innovative ways to achieve significant business value, submit your nomination for the 2013 Oracle Excellence Awards for Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation by Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 at 5pm Pacifict Time, for a chance to win a FREE registration to Oracle OpenWorld 2013 in San Francisco, California. The awards will be presented during Oracle OpenWorld 2013 to the winners where they'll receive a Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Trophy, get a chance to mingle with Oracle executives, network with their peers and be featured in Oracle Magazine and/or Profit Magazine, and more.To be considered for this award, complete the Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards nomination form and send to Innovation-Middleware_us@oracle.com.
Wednesday Dec 19, 2012
Monday Oct 22, 2012
By Dana Singleterry on Oct 22, 2012
Oracle ADF Mobile is production today! The full press release is now available.
Oracle ADF Mobile is "An HTML5 & Java Based Framework for Developing Mobile Applications". Check out the Oracle Technology Network ADF Mobile homepage for all the details.
Additional links to assist with your ADF Mobile Development include:
- Oracle® Fusion Middleware Mobile Developer's Guide for Oracle Application Development Framework
11g Release 2 (18.104.22.168.0)
- ADF Mobile Framework Tag Library
- Oracle Fusion Middleware Java API Reference for Oracle ADF Mobile
A couple of blogs to follow with ADF Mobile demos can be found here:
Thursday Sep 27, 2012
By Dana Singleterry on Sep 27, 2012
This year at OOW, like those from the past, will certainly be unforgettable. Lots of new announcements which I can't mention here and may not event know about are sure to surprise. I'll keep this short and sweet. For every session ADF, ADF Mobile, Oracle Developer Cloud, Integration with SOA Suite, etc... take a look at the ADF Focus Document listing all the sessions ordered by day providing time and location. For Mobile specifically check out the Mobile Focus Document.
OOW 2012 actually kicks off on Sunday with Moscone North demogrounds hosting Cloud. There's also the ADF EMG User Day where you can pick up many technical tips & tricks from ADF Developers / ACE Directors from around the world.
A session you shouldn't miss and a great starting point for the week if you miss Sunday's ADF EMG User Day for all of you TechoFiles is Chris Tonas's keynote for developers - Monday 10:45 am at Salon 8 in the Marriott - The Future of Development for Oracle Fusion - From Desktop to Mobile to Cloud. Then peruse the ADF Focus Document to fill out your day with the many sessions and labs on ADF.
Don't forge that Wednesday afternoon (4:30 - 5:30) offers an ADF Meetup which is an excellent opportunity to catch up with the Shakers and Makers of ADF from Product Managent, to customers, to top developers leveraging the ADF technology, to ACE Directors themselves. Not to mention free beer is provided to help you wind down from a day of Techno Overload.
Now for my schedule and I do hope to see some of you at one of these.
OOW 2012 Schedule
- 9:30am – 12:00pm: JDev DemoGrounds
- 3:15pm – 4:15pm: Intro to Oracle ADF HOL; Marriott
Marquis – Salon 3 / 4
- 4:00pm – 6:00pm: Cloud DemoGrounds
- 9:45am – 12:00pm: JDev DemoGrounds
- 2:00pm -4:00pm: Cloud DemoGrounds
- 7:30 – 9:30: Team Dinner @ Donato Enoteca; Redwood City
- 10:15pm – 11:15pm: Intro to Oracle ADF HOL; Marriott Marquis – Salon 3 / 4
- 1:15pm – 2:15pm: Oracle ADF – Lessons Learned in Real-World Implementations; Moscone South – Room 309
- This session takes the form of a panel that consists of three customer: Herbalife, Etiya, & Hawaii State Department of Education. During the first part of this session each customer will provide a high-level overview of their application. Following this overview I'll ask questions of the customers specific to their implementations and lessons learned through their development life-cycle.
- Here's the session abstract: CON3535 - Oracle ADF: Lessons Learned in Real-World Implementations This session profiles and interviews customers that have been successful in delivering compelling applications based on Oracle’s Application Development Framework (Oracle ADF). The session provides an overview of Oracle ADF, and then three customers explain the business drivers for their respective applications and solutions and if possible, provide a demonstration of the applications. Interactive questions posed to the customers after their overview will make for an exciting and dynamic format in which the customers will provide insight into real-world lessons learned in developing with Oracle ADF.
- 3:30pm – 4:30 pm: Developing Applications for Mobile iOS and Android Devices with Oracle ADF Mobile; Marriott Marquis – Salon 10A
- 4:30pm – 6:00pm: Meet and Greet ADF Developers/Customers; OTN Lounge
- 11:15pm – 12:15pm: Intro to Oracle ADF HOL; Marriott Marquis – Salon 3 / 4
Friday Sep 07, 2012
By Dana Singleterry on Sep 07, 2012
I've been attempting to configure Glassfish 22.214.171.124 for ADF 11g and the need arose to create a jdbc connection pool to my Oracle XE 11g database. While this is really very trivial there were no samples of how to do this and documentation, while good, rarely ever provides concrete examples. After fumbling around for a few minutes searching for an example I gave up and figured it out on my own. Here are the steps for any of you that may be in need.
This can be done either via the Glassfish command line tool asadmin or through the admin console. I'm doing this through the admin console.
- Start Glassfish and connect to the admin console with the credentials you defined at installation: http://localhost:4848
- Navigate to Resources | JDBC | JDBC Connection Pools and select New. Be sure to enter Resource Type & Datasource Classname under General Settings tab. You can go with the defaults for Pool Settings etc... View Image
- Go to the Additional Properties tab and create username, password, and url properties with the respective values. View Image
- Navigate to Resources | JDBC | JDBC Resources and select New. Be sure to enter the JNDI Name and select the Pool Name for the jdbc connection pool you created previously. View Image
- Navigate to Configurations | server-config | JVM Settings and select the JVM Options tab. Add the values highlighted: -Doracle.jdbc.J2EE13Compliant=true is used to make sure the driver behaves in a JEE-compliant manner. View Image
- To integrate the JDBC driver into a GlassFish Server domain, copy the JAR files into the domain-dir
/libdirectory, then restart the server. The JAR file for the Oracle 11 database driver is
- Note: You can also use the glassfish provided jdbc driver oracle.jdbc.drivers/ojdbc6.jar. This is sufficient to copy into the lib directory.
- Last thing, once you've configured your datasource, is to test it out. You can invoke a ping from the JDBC Connection Pool console to validate the db connection setup.
This is the datasource you will use for ADF Essentials 126.96.36.199 that just went live today (09/24/2012) so download the new ADF Essentials now! You will have to take a short survey prior to downloading the new ADF Essentials.
See Shay's blog on Deploying ADF Essentials Applications to Glassfish.
Wednesday Sep 05, 2012
By Dana Singleterry on Sep 05, 2012
Better late than never. Sorry for the delay on getting this content up for all of you and thanks again for your attendance. A number of excellent questions came out of the sessions I delivered and herein I'm providing you with the content, in pdf format, for those sessions. I'm also providing pointers to Forms to ADF integration/migration as well as some details around OAF as used in E-Business Suite and ADF.
Here's the sessions delivered by location. Click on any of the links to download the session content in pdf format.
- Is Oracle ADF Simpler than Oracle Forms?
- Understanding the Fusion Development Platform
- Building Web Data Dashboards Without Coding
Buenos Aires, Argentina:
Sao Paulo, Brazil
A brief note on Form Integration & Migration:
Does your organization have an Oracle Forms application that you'd like to migrate to ADF? Or, perhaps you're an
Oracle Forms Developer and want to modernize your application development skills? If so, you've come to the right place!
This section will strive to answer common questions that arise as you move from Forms to ADF.
Our Oracle Forms Statement of Direction points out that Oracle is committed to the long-term support of Oracle Forms and Reports. However, many customers feel they are outgrowing their Forms applications. Users are demanding more sophisticated and interactive users interfaces. Executives are requiring SOA-enabled applications that integrate with peripheral services. Development leads are encouraging a more modern approach to application development, including adherence to design patterns like MVC. So even as Oracle still supports Forms, the list of reasons to move off of it is becoming more compelling and is only gaining further momentum by the fact that Oracle's own Fusion Applications are using ADF.
Developers and organizations looking to align with both the technology stack and look-and-feel of Fusion Applications are choosing ADF, and thus reaping the benefits of years of best practices in enterprise application development that are baked into the ADF framework. So, if you decide to migrate off of Forms for any of these reasons, ADF is the way to go. Grant Ronald has published a video of our position on the subject, along with an ODTUG article explaining our direction. These materials explain that there are other migration tools/frameworks/paths, but the best choice is usually to follow Gartner's recommendation that if you are going to migrate off of Oracle Forms, ADF is the least risky and least costly migration path.
Please visit the Oracle Forms page here.
For details around OAF as used in E-Business Suite (EBS) and when to use ADF with EBS you can review the following blogs from Shay Shmeltzer.
Friday May 04, 2012
Oracle ADF Developer - A bimonthly newsletter for developers interested in or using the Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF).
By Dana Singleterry on May 04, 2012
The inaugural Oracle ADF Developer Newsletter is scheduled to make its appearance the first week of June. This newsletter will cover everything Oracle JDeveloper/ADF and OEPE/ADF from Events, Blog entries not only from Oracle Product Management and Development but also from ACE Directors and others developing with Oracle ADF, new ADF Insiders and much more. What is required of you to receive this newsletter? Simply subscribe via your Oracle Web Account or if you don't have one, it only takes a few steps to create one. Here are the steps, along with images, to follow in modifying/creating your Oracle Web Account and subscribing to the new Oracle ADF Newsletter.
Creating a new Oracle Web Account
Go to http://www.oracle.com and select "Sign In/Register for Account".
Select "Sign Up for a free Oracle Web account".
Complete the New User Registration Page.
Under Subscription Center | Oracle Technology News select "Oracle ADF Developer". Be sure to Confirm/Save the page and you will receive the first Oracle ADF Developer newsletter in June.
Modify existing Oracle Web Account
Go to http://www.oracle.com. Login with your credentials by selecting "Sign In/Register for Account".
Once authenticated, select "Account".
Under Subscription Center | Oracle Technology News select "Oracle ADF Developer". Be sure to Confirm/Save the page and you will receive the first Oracle ADF Developer newsletter in June.
Oracle employees can subscribe via the Access Provision System (APS) and should follow these steps internally:
- Go to APS
- Click the Access & Mailing Lists tab
- Choose the Beehive Groups subtab
- Under "Group Action" select "Subscribe to Groups"
- In Groups Name field, view all newsletters by searching for "%ADF%"
- Select the newsletters needed and click "Next Step"
The group name of the newsletter is
Thursday Apr 26, 2012
By Dana Singleterry on Apr 26, 2012
Oracle is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2012 Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards. Jointly sponsored by Oracle, OAUG, QUEST, ODTUG, IOUG, AUSOUG and UKOUG. The Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards honor organizations using Oracle Fusion Middleware to deliver unique business value. This year, the awards will recognize customers across eight distinct categories:
- Oracle Exalogic
- Cloud Application Foundation
- Service Integration (SOA) and BPM
- Identity Management
- Data Integration
- Application Development Framework and Fusion Development
- Business Analytics (BI, EPM, Exalytics)
If you consider yourself a pioneer, using these solutions in innovative ways to achieve significant business value, submit your nomination for the 2012 Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards by Friday, July 17th, 2012, for a chance to win a FREE registration to Oracle OpenWorld 2012 in San Francisco, California. Top customers will be showcased at Oracle OpenWorld 2012, get a chance to mingle with Oracle executives, network with their peers and be featured in Oracle Magazine.To be considered for this award, complete the Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards nomination form and send to Innovation-Middleware_us@oracle.com.
- Oracle Developer Cloud Service integrated in your favorite IDEs
- OOW'14 & JavaOne'14 - Session Schedule: Stop on by!
- Latin America Workshop Content
- Oracle OpenWorld 2013 - A couple of sessions to add to your schedule
- Latin America Oracle Technology Network South Tour
- New! Customer Reference from PITSS America & DTE Energy
- Two New Customer References from Matrix & AMEC
- Call for Nominations: Oracle Excellence Awards for Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation 2013
- Oracle CloudWorld: Social, Mobile, Complete.
- Oracle ADF Mobile is Here!