Friday Jan 18, 2013
Thursday Jan 17, 2013
By Grant Ronald 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.
Wednesday Jan 16, 2013
By Grant Ronald on Jan 16, 2013
Friday Jan 11, 2013
By Grant Ronald 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.
Thursday Dec 06, 2012
By Grant Ronald on Dec 06, 2012
Tuesday Nov 13, 2012
By Grant Ronald on Nov 13, 2012
Development of mobile solutions is one of the hottest topics in the IT market at the moment. Forbes predicts that mobile application development with outstrip native PC development by 4-1 by 2015. I'm therefor delighted to announce that the UKOUG and Oracle have synch'd up to provide a rolling 3 day hands-on Mobile development lab at the UKOUG conference this year.
We're setting up a lab of 10 Mac machines in which you will be able to develop iOS on-device applications. And the great thing is, if you want to develop for Android, its the same lab as well! Just think, write once and deploy to iOS or Android.
We know places will be limited so we are going to be putting in place a first-come-first-served booking system. Walk-ups will be allowed only if places are free.
This is your chance to start skilling up on the hottest development initiative in years.
p.s you have to be registered for the conference to attend.
Monday Nov 05, 2012
By Grant Ronald on Nov 05, 2012
Wednesday Oct 31, 2012
By Grant Ronald on Oct 31, 2012
Monday Oct 29, 2012
By Grant Ronald on Oct 29, 2012
I'm currently awaiting a copy for review and can't wait to get into this book. Jobinesh is an incredibly smart and switched-on technical ADF guru and I'm convinced I'm going to learn a whole lot of tips and techniques from this book. Once I get my hands on a copy I'll be writing up a full review.
As someone who has written an Oracle ADF book already, I know the effort that goes into something like that, so well done Jobinesh.
Wednesday Oct 03, 2012
By Grant Ronald on Oct 03, 2012
Monday Sep 24, 2012
By Grant Ronald on Sep 24, 2012
Thursday Sep 13, 2012
By Grant Ronald on Sep 13, 2012
My team has developed about a weeks worth of ADF training material under the title ADF Insider and ADF Insider Essentials. This has been available from our page on OTN. But we are now loading all our content on YouTube as well so the content can now be accessed on iPads. Over the next couple of weeks we'll also add these YouTube links to the OTN page but in the meantime, if you have an interest in ADF I strongly urge you to subscribe to our ADFInsiderEssentials YouTube Channel so you can be alerted when new content comes on line.
Please also leave comments, thumbs up/down, and let us know what content/topics you want...
Wednesday Sep 12, 2012
By Grant Ronald on Sep 12, 2012
Friday Aug 24, 2012
By Grant Ronald on Aug 24, 2012
Friday Aug 03, 2012
By Grant Ronald on Aug 03, 2012
Tips, Tricks, Events and Information around Oracle JDeveloper, ADF, and Oracle Forms
- Strategies for Moving Forms Applications to Mobile Devices
- What is Oracle Mobile Suite
- Survey for Oracle Forms Users
- Is ADF the right choice? Understanding your options
- ADF Mobile - attached device not being recognised
- ADF Architecture and Best Practices Course - March 11th - 14th 2014
- UKOUG Development SIG - understanding all this new stuff!
- ADF Architecture and Best Practices Now Twice a Week
- Understanding Oracle's Mobily Strategy - webinar with Gartner
- Oracle ADF Virtual Developer Day running globally