April In Review
By Richard Bingham-Oracle on May 07, 2014
- Our Debugging Series was extended thanks to Jani's post on troubleshooting the creation of a web service proxy, something we regularly see questions about on our forum.
- In addition to the rest of our Release 8 content, a new special guest post summarized all of the guides in the newest documentation set.
- In focusing on how to use the Oracle Java Cloud (PaaS) platform to host applications that extend the capabilities of Oracle Cloud Applications, we launched a new PaaS series in April. This started with introducing the concepts, capabilities and steps involved. You can also read more about this in the new Cloud Developers Corner from the Sales Cloud-PaaS documentation page.
- In between the major items, we continued to share tips and tricks we've picked up from our own work and listening to others. In April this included understanding the ADF customization allowed property and getting at internal ID values for use in integrations.
- We also started a new Application Composer Series of posts, where Richard explains (including video) detailed ways to leverage this tool. This started with a focus on custom objects, illustrating how to interact with them via web services and how to populate them via data import. This continues with tips and techniques on using Groovy code to get the most out of your customization.
From Other Teams
- In April the AppsUX team released a very interesting Simplified UX Design Patterns eBook offering help and advice on design effective UI extensions.
- On their blog the Oracle A-Team provided more detail on coding integrations using our asynchronous web services. A very illustrative post.
- At the other end of the depth-spectrum, the Oracle Cloud Solutions blog provided a short post discussing integration between Cloud and On-Premises systems.
- Organized by three independent Oracle Apps User Groups, Collaborate14 ran 7-11th April in Las Vegas, with a strong selection of content related to Fusion Applications. Our colleagues in AppsUX gave their tailoring presentation and partners shared implementation experiences, such as Certus-Solutions who shared some 'hidden gems' from their HCM implementations related to setup and customization options. The complete catalog of presentations is available to members here.