Wednesday Jul 24, 2013
Monday Mar 04, 2013
By Grant Ronald on Mar 04, 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.
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.
Monday Jan 07, 2013
By Grant Ronald on Jan 07, 2013
We are often guilty of only demo'ing and documenting the Oracle ADF Business Components/Database side of development. Of course, not all applications are based (directly) on a database. Sometimes your application works only against a set of services. This new ADF Insider recording explains some of the best pracitces for intgerating Web Services into Oracle ADF, including a discussion on wrapping them inside ADF Business Components.
Make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel for more updates.
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.
Wednesday Oct 31, 2012
By Grant Ronald on Oct 31, 2012
Wednesday Oct 03, 2012
By Grant Ronald on Oct 03, 2012
Wednesday Sep 12, 2012
By Grant Ronald on Sep 12, 2012
Thursday May 17, 2012
By Grant Ronald on May 17, 2012
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!
Friday May 11, 2012
By Grant Ronald on May 11, 2012
Full details of the job post can be found from the link below, or search on IRC1793732 at https://irecruitment.oracle.com/
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
By Grant Ronald on May 03, 2012
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.
Wednesday Mar 28, 2012
By Grant Ronald on Mar 28, 2012
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!
Wednesday Mar 07, 2012
By Grant Ronald on Mar 07, 2012
Monday Nov 21, 2011
By Grant Ronald on Nov 21, 2011
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
Tips, Tricks, Events and Information around Oracle JDeveloper, ADF, and Oracle Forms
- Oracle Mobile Strategy at OUG Ireland Conference
- 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