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, …  

Friday Aug 16, 2013

Latin America Oracle Technology Network South Tour

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.

There were two labs used in the workshop and they are available here.

Additional information you will find helpful is available here.

If you have additional questions, please use the forums found on both the JDeveloper and ADF Mobile Home Pages.

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.

Tuesday May 21, 2013

Call for Nominations: Oracle Excellence Awards for Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation 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:

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

Wednesday Dec 19, 2012

Oracle CloudWorld: Social, Mobile, Complete.

Oracle CloudWorldMobile, social, and cloud are redefining how business gets done. Discover what your company can do to take advantage of these new opportunities and gain a competitive advantage at Oracle CloudWorld.

Experience insightful keynotes, real-world case studies, in-depth Q&A sessions, hands-on demos, face-to-face networking, and dedicated tracks for different audiences.

In one day, you'll learn how Oracle Cloud can transform your organization. View Streams and Sessions.

First event is coming soon: Dubai, UAE, January 15 followed by Los Angeles, US, January 29. Check out all the events around the world and find one that fits your schedule. Register Now!

Monday Oct 22, 2012

Oracle ADF Mobile is Here!

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:

A couple of blogs to follow with ADF Mobile demos can be found here:

Thursday Sep 27, 2012

Oracle OpenWorld 2012: Oracle Developer Cloud, ADF-Essentials, ADF Mobile and ME!

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

10/1 Monday

  • 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

10/2 Tuesday

  • 9:45am – 12:00pm: JDev DemoGrounds
  • 2:00pm -4:00pm: Cloud DemoGrounds
  • 7:30 – 9:30: Team Dinner @ Donato Enoteca; Redwood City

10/3 Wednesday

  • 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

10/4 Thursday

  •   11:15pm – 12:15pm: Intro to Oracle ADF HOL; Marriott Marquis – Salon 3 / 4
I'm sure our paths will cross at some point during the week and I look forward to seeing you at one of the many events. Enjoy OOW 2012!

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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