Tuesday Jun 19, 2012

Grant Ronald and Frank Nimphius Deliver Free advanced ADF training for partners

Calling all Oracle partners.  If you are looking to get the best out of your Oracle ADF investment then you might want to consider the following free ADF training.  Frank Nimphius and I will be delivering a 5 day advanced ADF course for partners in Portugal.  This will cover topics such as task flows, contextual events, advanced ADF business components, bindings, Groovy, ADF Faces and a whole lot more. 

The training is on the 9th to the 13th of July in Portugal.  As you might expect, places are limited, especially since this is a FREE event to Oracle partners.  So get registered NOW!

Thursday May 31, 2012

Extending Oracle Fusion Applications with Oracle ADF - Live training

We in the Product Management and Curriculum development team have been working on a new course which explains how to customize Fusion Applications with Oracle ADF.  This focuses on features such as MDS and Web Center Composer and shows how you can customize and personalize a Fusion application through task flows, validation layer and UI.  This new training material is available as on "on-demand" and features live video, demonstrations, whiteboarding and powerpoint.

This is a key feature of our stack and understanding how you can harness it will give you incredible power and flexibility in your applications.


Monday May 28, 2012

UKOUG Development SIG - Integration

For those in the UK, the UKOUG Development Tools SIG are having a meeting focused on "Integration".   The date is Thursday 14th June 2012, 9:30 – 16:30, Venue: Oracle City Office, London.

You can register for the SIG here. A nice mix of technical and business level content.  Full agenda on line.

Thursday May 24, 2012

Calling Oracle Developers in Scotland - free ADF training!

If you are an Oracle developer looking to pick up JDeveloper and Oracle ADF as a new technology then you might want to get yourself along to the Scottish OUG on the 13th June 2012.  I will be presenting a 90 minute quick start class on how to get familiar with Oracle ADF as a technology.

As well as me, there will be names like Tom Kyte, talking all things database.  And best of all, its free and open to anyone to attend.

Tuesday May 15, 2012

UKOUG Call for Papers 2012

That time is upon us.  The UKOUG have a call for papers for the main technology conference which happens at the end of the year in Brimingham.  This is a key Oracle conference and the lifeblood is those who are willing to present.  So, if you have a story to tell, some insight into technology or even an opinion, this might make an interesting way of raising your profile whilst helping to education others.  Apart from anything else, as a speaker you get to attend the conference and see some amazing presenters.  Infact, I tend to think that this is really cheap way of getting some great training: you offer to speak for 45 minutes and then you get to attend 3 days of sessions!

The call for papers closes on the 1st June so you have 2 weeks to think up some interesting topics.


Monday Apr 23, 2012

Oracle Benelux User Group - A New Horizon, from Forms to ADF

Today I jump on another plane to visit the Oracle Benelux User Group annual conference.  I'll be talking about Forms and ADF, and in particular, how you can move over your applications and skills - if that's what you want to do.  So if you are in the region and Forms and ADF is on your radar, come along!

Wednesday Mar 28, 2012

Calling Oracle Developers in Portugal - Fusion and ADF sessions

I'll be demonstrating the Oracle Fusion development experience and delivering an Oracle ADF Masterclass in Portugal on the 12th and 13th of April 2012.  This will be an opportunity to find out how Oracle develops their Fusion applications and an overview of the framework which is at the heard of Oracle's future: Oracle ADF.

I'll also be part of a Q&A panel, so any questions on Forms/ADF, this is your chance!

Monday Feb 06, 2012

ADF at EMEA partner event in Malaga

Oracle's Middleware Partner Community are running a 4 day event covering WebCenter, SOA and ADF in Malaga this week.  I'm going to be there delivering the ADF Overview and Roadmap keynote (on the 7th) and on the 8th I'll be delivering a breakout session on  how ADF blurs the boundaries of declarative and 3GL development.

Friday Jan 20, 2012

Calling all Oracle Developers in Israel.

If you are using Forms or are looking at ADF for your development needs then Tel Aviv, 24th January is an event you need to attend.  I'll be presenting on the future of Oracle Forms and then delivering an ADF masterclass.  We already have about 100 developers registetered so places are limited.

Monday Nov 21, 2011

JDeveloper and ADF at UKOUG

This year, Oracle ADF and JDeveloper has a big showing at the UKOUG (about 22 hours worth!!)- Europe's largest Oracle User Group.  There are three days packed with awesome ADF content delivered by some of the leading lights in ADF Developement including Duncan Mills, Frank Nimphius, Shay Shmeltzer, Susan Duncan, Lucas Jellema, Steven Davelaar, Sten Vesterli (and I'll be there as well!).

Please make sure you refer to the official agenda for timings but an outline is here (if you think there are any sessions I have missed let me know and I will add them)


  • 10:00 - 10:45 - Deepdive into logical and physical data modeling with JDeveloper
  • 10:00 - 12:15 - Debugging ADF Applications
  • 12:15 - 13:15 - Learn ADF Task Flows in 60 Minutes
  • 14:30 - 15:15 - ADF's Hidden Gem - the Groovy scripting language in Oracle ADF
  • 15:25 - 16:10 - ADF Patterns for Forms Conversions
  • 16:35 - 17:35 - Dummies Guide to Oracle ADF
  • 16:35 - 17:35 - ADF Security Overview - Strategies and Best Practices
  • 17:45 - 18:30 - A Methodology for Enterprise Applications with Oracle ADF


  • 09:00 - 10:00 - Real World Performance Tuning for Oracle ADF
  • 11:15 - 12:15 - Keynote: Modern Development, Mobility and Rich Internet Applications
  • 11:15 - 12:15 - Migration to Fusion Middleware 11g: Real world cases of Forms, ADF and Identity Management upgrades
  • 14:40 - 15:20 - What's new in JDeveloper 11gR2
  • 14:40 - 15:20 - Development Tools Roundtable
  • 15:35 - 16:20 - ALM in Jdeveloper is exciting!
  • 16:40 - 17:40 - Moving Oracle Forms to Oracle ADF: Case Studies
  • 17:50 - 18:35 - Building Web Based Interactive Data Dashboard


  • 09:00 - 10:00 - Building a Multi-Tasking ADF Application with Dynamic Regions and Dynamic Tabs
  • 10:10 - 10:55 - Building Highly Reusable ADF Taskflows
  • 12:30 - 13:30 - Design Patterns, Customization and Extensibility of Fusion Applications
  • 14:25 - 15:10 - Continuous Integration with Hudson: What a year!
  • 14:00 - 17:00 - Wednesday Wizardry with Fusion Middleware - Live application development demonstration with ADF, SOA Suite
  • 15:20 - 16:05 - Adding Mobile and Web 2.0 UIs to Existing Applications - The Fusion Way 
  • 16:15 - 17:00 - Leveraging ADF for Building Complex Custom Applications

Wednesday Nov 16, 2011

ODTUG running on line event to learn ADF Task Flows

Great to see the ADF community get out and about.  Zeeshan Baig is running an on line conference in collaboration with the ODTUG on getting started with ADF Task Flows.  You can register for the event by clicking on this link.  

Tuesday Nov 15, 2011

DOAG 2011

This week is the German Oracle User Group (DOAG) one of the largest Oracle User Groups in Europe.  We have a strong representation from Oracle's Product Management Team.

 I kick of things with Dummies Guide to ADF on Tuesday 10am

Frank Nimphius explains Task Flows in 60 minutes

Duncan Mills give an insight into Real World Performance Tuning for ADF.

Susan Duncan explains the Amazing World of Application Lifecycle Management

and Duncan Mills finished the day with ADF Mobile Development

There is also a load of interesting sessions on Forms, Apex and ADF from customers, partners and Oracle employees from Oracle Germany.  Looking to be a great conference.

Tuesday Nov 08, 2011

Frank Nimphius presenting a full day of Oracle ADF in Switzerland

Frank Nimphius will be presenting a full day of ADF content for Oracle partner IPT on the 15th of December in Bern, Switzerland.  This is a great opportunity to get some face to face training from one of the ADF community's leading ADF experts.

Monday Oct 31, 2011

Download QuickStart Guide to Fusion Development Sample Code

My book, the QuickStart Guide to Fusion Development JDeveloper and Oracle ADF, includes a link to a sample application (https://qsfusionsample.samplecode.oracle.com/).  The hosting site I used is no longer available and so the sample application can be downloaded from here.

Free ADF Hands on training sessions in November.

Looking to skill up on ADF and JDeveloper?  Want to get trained by the team who build ADF?  Want to get hands on?  Well there are two hands on ADF sessions being delivered by Product Management.  Details are below, as you might expect, places a limited so get registered ASAP


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