Friday Aug 30, 2013
Wednesday Aug 07, 2013
By Grant Ronald-Oracle on Aug 07, 2013
Tuesday Aug 06, 2013
By Grant Ronald-Oracle on Aug 06, 2013
Wednesday Jul 31, 2013
By Grant Ronald-Oracle on Jul 31, 2013
If you've not see the announcement yet then you have to check out the new ADF Architecture TV channel. Here is a quick infomercial if you've not seen it!
This is a new initiative from us in Oracle Product Management to drive best-pratices and design out to the community through a series of weekly episodes from key Oracle ADF specialists. In this episode Chris Muir talks about Planning and Getting Started - Developer PCs. Make sure you subscribe as we have over 100 episodes planned covering security, web services, PL/SQL integration, UI design and much more!
Friday Jul 19, 2013
By Grant Ronald-Oracle on Jul 19, 2013
Thursday May 30, 2013
By Grant Ronald-Oracle on May 30, 2013
June 12th will be the Scottish Oracle User Group at which I'll be presenting two sessions. The first is What to do with your Oracle Forms Applications and Developers. The second session will be Mobile Application Development for the Enterprise.
Tuesday Apr 30, 2013
By Grant Ronald-Oracle on Apr 30, 2013
Tuesday Mar 19, 2013
By Grant Ronald-Oracle on Mar 19, 2013
Oracle has confrimed a hands-on ADF training day on the 10th April 2013 in Oracle's Reading offices in the UK. This will be aimed at new ADF and JDeveloper developers and will lead you through the basics and some more intermediate topics to kick-start your ADF learning. I will be delivering the training and places are limited to less that 20 so get registered ASAP.
Monday Mar 11, 2013
By Grant Ronald-Oracle on Mar 11, 2013
I'm off to the Oracle User Group Ireland tomorrow (12th March) where, amongst other things, I'll be presenting two sesssions:
- The Quick Start Guide to Oracle ADF is based on my book and is aimed at giving you a whistlestop tour of what ADF is all about.
- Mobile Application for the Enterprise will be focused on the hot topic of developing for mobile devices, the market, the challenges and some of the solutions.
I've also go my eye on "Mobile in Fusion: Rich User Experience Through Reusable Design Patterns" inbetween my sessions which should be an interesting insight on the user experience challenges of how we build mobile applications for Fusion.
Thursday Feb 21, 2013
By Grant Ronald-Oracle on Feb 21, 2013
Do you want to join a free online developer day where you can learn about the various components that make up the Oracle Fusion Development platform including ADF, ADF Mobile, Oracle WebCenter, Business Intelligence and more. Online seminars and hands-on labs available directly from your browser. This virtual developer day is running on the 5th March and you can register here.
There are seminar sessions as well as live chat with Oracle experts (including me!) and hands on sessions. This is a great way to kick start as well as improve your knowledge of Oracle FMW, Oracle ADF and other technologies.
Friday Jan 25, 2013
By Grant Ronald-Oracle on Jan 25, 2013
Many analysts are predicting that mobile application will be a gamechanger for businesses. Infact its probably fair to say that "big business" is playing catch-up with consumer driven mobile applications. So it is timely that the UKOUG are running a Special Interest Group on Mobile development. This full day session will include presentations on native mobile development, ADF Mobile and Application Express. There will also be discussion on the legal and security aspects of mobile development followed by an open discussion. Its taking place at the Oracle offices in BVP (Birmingham, UK) on the 5th Feb 2013. Last time I checked there were about 10 places left.
Thursday Jan 24, 2013
By Grant Ronald-Oracle on Jan 24, 2013
Thursday Jan 17, 2013
By Grant Ronald-Oracle on Jan 17, 2013
You may know some us of (or at least the names), but I wanted to introduce you to the ADF Enablement team and give you an insight into what we do. We are part of the Oracle ADF Product Management group and our remit is the successful enablement of ADF. So what does that really mean? Well as product managers we are focused on the success of the product, but specifically we are tasked with helping customers and developers adopt, learn and ultimately be successful with Oracle ADF.
Generally speaking, there are two ways to do this. The first is the reactive support and help of customers. So for example, many of us are engaged with internal (remember, ADF is used for many of our internal systems including Fusion Apps) and external customers. This might involve code reviews, architecture reviews, helping on escalated issues with Support, developing workarounds, logging bugs, suggesting enhancements and answering forum posts.
Now, the problem with that is there are only so many customers we can engage with at any one time, so we try to scale up our enablement through proactive initiatives. So things like ADF Code Corner, ADF Insider and ADF Insider Essentials, ADF Architecture Square and our Advanced ADF Ecourse are developed from within this team. Future proactive initiatives also include a live ADF Architecture course, ADF Faces Usability course and two new ecourses (in a new format) for mobile and Java.
You'll also find us globetrotting and turning up at various events. You'll usually find at least one of us at an Oracle user group near you (if not, just ask us!) and we're often the trainers delivering live classes and education for internal and external customers. Oh, and we've published books on Web Center and ADF and have regular columns in various Oracle and user group magazines.
So, that's what we do, now to meet the team. We're a globally diverse team but late in 2012 we managed to find ourselves all in the same country, and infact, in the same pub and here is the picture to prove it.
The team is, from left to right:
- Susan Duncan (UK) - who runs the Mobile program office, setting up developers who want to develop mobile applications
- Chris Muir (AUS) - our APAC ADF guru and co-founder of the ADF EMG
- Frederic Desbiens (CA) - our newest member who brings a wealth of real world ADF development experience
- Lynn Munsinger (US) - the brains behind Fusion Order Demo and also runs the team* who develop OU courses and tutorials
- Grant Ronald (UK) - I have the pleasure of managing this group of wonderful individuals, and anything Forms/ADF
- Frank Nimphius (DE) - All round ADF-meister and font of all ADF knowledge.
So next time you pick up an ADF developer guide, code sample, book or attend a training course, it might be one of the ADF Enablement team who has had a hand in it.
* And a call out to Lynn's team: Gary Williams, DeDe Morton and Jeff Gallus.
Tuesday Jan 15, 2013
By Grant Ronald-Oracle on Jan 15, 2013
Friday Jan 11, 2013
By Grant Ronald-Oracle on Jan 11, 2013
UKOUG are running an awesome special interest group on mobile development. The ability to run and access enterprise applications on smartphones and tablets is probably the hottest development topic right now and its great to see the UKOUG dedicating a full day on this. This is not just about a specific product but is aimed at the whole development experience of building for mobile and tablet. Its the 5th of Feb at the Oracle offices in Birmingham. Places are limited so register your interest with the UKOUG as soon as possible.
Tips, Tricks, Events and Information around Oracle JDeveloper, ADF, and Oracle Forms
- Getting up to speed on Oracle tech with a little help from Packt
- Got Oracle Forms? Get to UKOUG Tech15 Conference.
- Calling on Forms Bods in the UK - even for you!
- Oracle Alta UI paper published in UKOUG Magazine
- How to debug the HTML in Oracle MAF Applications
- UKOUG Most Read Article Award
- Video Interview of Oracle Mobile Customer
- Oracle MAF reviewed by Analyst Gigacom
- Oracle Mobile Partner Event, Europe 2015
- The world is going mobile..surprise surprise!