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.

Thursday May 17, 2012

How can I learn ADF on line?

So you want to learn ADF, and you want to learn ADF online.

I've blogged in the past about the wealth of material online for learning ADF.  Infact, there is so much content available, we have a 10 minute video just explaining where that content exits!

However, sometimes nothing beats instructor lead training.  Oracle University has a number of live courses which you can attend, but sometimes travel restrictions can make that option difficult.  So what if the trainer could come to you, whenever you require?  Well now you have the option.   OU have released   Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g: Build Applications with ADF I TOD (Training On Demand), which brings a "live" class and instructor, direct to your desktop.  This way you can learn JDeveloper and ADF at your own pace, from your own home or office, without the cost and hassle of travel/hotel/costs.

So, no excuses for getting skilled up in ADF then!

Wednesday May 16, 2012

Do you have an eye for helping others learn?

I'm looking for a candidate to join our Product Management team who will be responsible for helping others learn.  The technology is  Oracle ADF/JDeveloper but what is possibly more important is your ability to design learning aids, tutorials, a training material.  So if you are an instructional designer with an eye for technologies like ADF, and excel at creatively producing technical content, then I'd like to hear from you.  More details on Lynn's blog.

Full details of the job post can be found here:
or search for IRC1787711 at

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.

Friday May 11, 2012

We're hiring. Looking for strong ADF technologist

The ADF Product Management team are looking for a strong ADF technologist to join people like Frank Nimphius, Chris Muir, Lynn Munsinger  and myself as part of the ADF Product Management team tasked with ensuring customers are able to successfully adopt and implement ADF applications.

Full details of the job post can be found from the link below, or search on IRC1793732 at

For this role we are primarily looking for the role to be US based.

If you feel you have the ADF skills, knowledge and desire to help others be successful with ADF then I look forward to your application.

Thursday May 03, 2012

Gartner Report on Oracle Forms talks about ADF, APEX and Modernization

The following Gartner report might be an interesting read for Forms customers.  Anyone considering their Oracle Forms future, migration, tool based migration or even Apex.  Some VERY interesting comments about each of these.

As you know from our Forms Statement of Direction, we are still supporting and developing Oracle Forms and I'm pretty happy that the Gartner report acknowledges that Forms remains a viable option for your current IT strategy and that for those looking to migrate, that JDeveloper and ADF represent the lowest risk factor. 

The report also makes an interesting observation with respect Apex: where it fits, and also doesn't fit, as a Forms alternative.

Tuesday May 01, 2012

Is this the best Forms event lineup EVER!?

There is still life in the old dog yet.  Amis, an Oracle consultancy in the Netherlands had put together "The Future of Forms" (15th of May) with what looks to be the most impressive line up of Forms experts I've seen in one place!

There is a full day session which covers an overview of Forms future, options for modernization, upgrade or migration.  This will include sessions from François Degrelle, the brains behind the Oracle Forms Look and Feel Project and the Java Bean/PJC website.  Wilfred van der Deijl will be demonstrating his integration of Forms and ADF Faces.  Steven Davelaar is the architect behind JHeadstart and there will also be sessions from Mia Urman of Oraplayer, YoForms and PITSS.

This day sessions is then followed by an evening hands-on session where you can play with some of the vendor solutions.

When you look at the collective knowledge in the room its a phenomenal opportunity to meet with some of the leading lights in the Forms world.  And as an added bonus, I might be there as well!

You can register for  the event here.


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