Wednesday Sep 18, 2013

Oracle OpenWorld 2013 - A couple of sessions to add to your schedule

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

In its seventh year, the Oracle Excellence Awards for Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation honors organizations from around the globe that are using Oracle Fusion Middleware to achieve significant business value. This year’s awards recognize customers across Oracle Exalogic, Oracle Cloud Application Foundation, service-oriented architecture and business process management, Oracle WebCenter, Oracle Identity Management, Oracle Data Integration, Oracle Application Development Framework and Oracle Fusion development, and business analytics (Oracle Business Intelligence, Oracle enterprise performance management, and Oracle Exalytics). Attend this session to learn how leading-edge Oracle customers are successfully transforming their organizations with Oracle Fusion Middleware technology. 

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

This session profiles and interviews customers that have been successful in delivering compelling applications based on Oracle Application Development Framework (Oracle ADF) and its Oracle ADF Mobile feature. The session provides an overview of Oracle ADF and Oracle ADF Mobile, and then two customers explain the business drivers for their respective applications and solutions and provide a demonstration of their applications. Interactive questions posed to the customers throughout their demos will make for an exciting and dynamic format in which the customers provide insight into real-world lessons learned in developing with Oracle ADF and Oracle ADF Mobile.

Oracle Developer Cloud Service: An Introduction [CON3929] - Wednesday, Sep 25, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Moscone South - 310

In this session, get to know Oracle Developer Cloud Service, a hosted environment for your application development infrastructure, including version management, build services, tasks and defects tracking, wikis, document storage, and more.
Development: A turnkey development platform securely hosted in the cloud
Collaboration: Integrated tools for managing and tracking tasks, builds, and documentation
Deployment: Automatic deployment to Oracle Java Cloud Service or your local infrastructure
Standards: Git, Hudson, Maven, …  

Thursday Jun 20, 2013

New! Customer Reference from PITSS America & DTE Energy

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

Two New Customer References from Matrix & AMEC

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
  • “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 Forms to ADF Modernization Reference - Convero (AMEC) Project
  • “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.

Wednesday Sep 05, 2012

OTN Latinoamérica Tour 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.

Montevideo Uruguay:

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.


I'm a Principal Product Manager in the JDeveloper/ADF product management team. I've been working with JDeveloper since 2004.


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