Thursday Feb 20, 2014

Strategies for Moving Forms Applications to Mobile Devices

Yes you heard right.  Oracle Forms on mobile devices!  If you want to find out more, ODTUG are holding a webinar on the 27th of Feb.  You'll get a rundown on the options you have with Forms, the challenges, and you'll see loads of cool demos of what mobile could do for you.  Oracle Senior Director of Product Management Denis Tyrell and CEO of Auraplayer Mia Urman will be your hosts.  For more information on this must-not-miss event, see this blog post.

What is Oracle Mobile Suite

You might start hearing mention of a new product/initiative from Oracle called Oracle Mobile Suite.  This is a suite of products covering the development efforts for building Enterprise mobile applications; and that includes the on-device applications as well as the back-end services they consume.  To help you understand a little more of the challenges, the products available, and Oracle's vision, my team put together a short video on Oracle Mobile Suite which gives you the main points to understand.

Friday Feb 14, 2014

Survey for Oracle Forms Users

Interesting survey for all of you with an investment in Oracle Forms.  We want to hear from you.  If you have 30 seconds, please check out the survey.

Wednesday Feb 12, 2014

Is ADF the right choice? Understanding your options

At a recent Oracle virtual developer day I presented a session on "Oracle ADF For Forms and PL/SQL Developers – Why it’s the right choice".  In this presentation I talk about why you might be considering ADF, the challenges of re-education and what opporuntinies you might be able to realise by choosing ADF.

If you are considering ADF, this might be an interesting watch to arm you with some relevant facts.

Tuesday Feb 04, 2014

ADF Mobile - attached device not being recognised

Seemingly randomly I started having errors trying to deploy an ADF Mobile application to my Nexus 7 tablet.  I was getting

[10:28:07 AM] Shutting down Android Debug Bridge server...
[10:28:07 AM] Deployment cancelled.
[10:28:07 AM] ----  Deployment incomplete  ----.
[10:28:07 AM] Failed to detect a connected Android device.  Make sure the device is connected.  Otherwise, manually restart the ADB server.  The following results were provided by ADB:
List of devices    attached

But in addition, I also noted that some software I was using to view the Nexus on my PC was also not finding the tablet.  I also couldn't see the tablet on the Windows Explorer window - so, something somewhere outside of JDeveloper seemed to be the problem.

What I did to fix this was the following

  1. From the Windows Start I ran devmgmt.msc and from here I found "Android Composite ADB Device" - I double clicked on this to chose to uninstall AND delete the driver.
  2. I then re-connected the Nexus and it started to install the driver.  I got an error here but I pressed on regardless since now at least Windows Explorer could see the device although JDeveloper couldn't
  3. I made sure USB Debugging was ON on the tablet AND I also switch off Media Device (MTP) which is a USB connection option.

The combination of the above and the luck of the gods seemed to have got things working.


ADF Architecture and Best Practices Course - March 11th - 14th 2014

Jobinesh Purushothaman, author of the Oracle ADF Real World Developer's Guide, will be delivering a free ADF Architecture and Best Pratices course in Bangalore, India.  The course is not for ADF newbies, instead it will focus on real world implementation patterns and best practices including security, advanced task flows, application module design, building scalable business components and much much more.  This will be an must-not-miss event for those who are committed to implementing ADF applications.

This course is for employees and Oracle partners and you get register here:


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