Oracle DB, Oracle ADF, GlassFish, JDeveloper, NetBeans IDE

Today I started some experiments with Oracle guru Steven Davelaar, who lives about 20 minutes away from my place in Amsterdam by underground. Very convenient. He showed me a bunch of things in JDeveloper, while I showed him a bunch of things in NetBeans IDE.

He managed to deploy an ADF application to GlassFish in JDeveloper. And, so far, I failed to do the same thing in NetBeans IDE. Quite a few (around 100) JARs are needed, aside from the question of correctly setting up or importing an ADF application, and we're still figuring out which and who and when and where. And how. And if. And why.

Nonetheless, I did manage to get Oracle DB set up in NetBeans IDE, after downloading it from here:

Here's what it looks like when registered in NetBeans IDE, i.e., notice that I have a cool sample database available:


Data from the above database I managed to display very easily via the various NetBeans code generators in a PrimeFaces application, exactly as has been done many times in demonstrations and tutorials everywhere, i.e., generate JPA entities, then create an EJB, then inject the EJB into a PrimeFaces data table:

The next step is to somehow do the same with ADF in NetBeans IDE.

I had some trouble with passwords for Oracle DB, the command line (with Steven's help) proved helpful:

Wish us luck as we continue our ADF-inspired journey. This blog entry by Shay is also relevant:

Deploying Oracle ADF Essentials Applications to Glassfish


I have been following your blog for a few weeks now, as I now call myself a Java and ADF Developer (I am new).
What is the benefit to you to use ADF in Netbeans? Why not just use JDeveloper?
Have you or Steven Davelaar installed JDeveloper + ADF Essentials (the free one) + Glassfish? I cannot find JDeveloper with ADF Essentials, just JDeveloper with the licensed full ADF. I cannot find blogs that make this distinction clear.


(By the way, I love Amsterdam -- and fresh stroopwaffels at the Rotterdam Market). So much better than ones shipped to US.


Posted by Arie M on December 04, 2012 at 09:40 AM PST #


I am looking for Oracle ADF integration with Netbeans 7. Have you figure out the steps to allow Netbeans to provide similar drag drop feature for development using ADF. Any help would be appreciated.


Posted by Ash on November 04, 2013 at 12:47 PM PST #

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Geertjan Wielenga (@geertjanw) is a Principal Product Manager in the Oracle Developer Tools group living & working in Amsterdam. He is a Java technology enthusiast, evangelist, trainer, speaker, and writer. He blogs here daily.

The focus of this blog is mostly on NetBeans (a development tool primarily for Java programmers), with an occasional reference to NetBeans, and sometimes diverging to topics relating to NetBeans. And then there are days when NetBeans is mentioned, just for a change.


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