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 Dec 10, 2013

Understanding Oracle's Mobily Strategy - webinar with Gartner

Mobile has been a topic that has been making a buzz around the conferences over the past year so it is good to hear Oracle's official position.  On Thursday 12th December there will be a webinar held jointly with Gartner to discuss

  • Oracle's mobile strategy
  • The challenges of enterprise mobile development
  • How Oracle's Mobile Platform addresses those challenges

The webinar is free and you can register here.

Tuesday Oct 29, 2013

Oracle Mobile Events Coming in November 2013

There is an Oracle roadshow about to kick off covering topics such as Cloud, Big Data and Mobile.  Mobile (my area of interest) is a real hot topic in business now with many moving to a "mobile first" development approach.  I'll be there talking about mobile and Oracle's solution for mobile offerings.  The UK/Ireland events are in London, Manchester and Dublin.  Places are of course limited but registration is open

Tuesday Apr 02, 2013

ADF Mobile - integrating with device features

For those of you looking at ADF Mobile for building on-device mobile applications we published a playlist called ADF Mobile - Integrating Device Services which brings together the various videos we recorded on how to integrate ADF Mobile applications with device features such as SMS, email and camera.

Wednesday Mar 06, 2013

Qualcomm talks about using Oracle ADF

Nice video from Qualcomm talking about their application development based around SOA, Oracle ADF and EBusiness Suite.  Specifically points made about Oracle ADF:

  • Modern, contemporary look and feel
  • Don't have to have low-level code development

 

Tuesday Jan 08, 2013

Accessing an Oracle Forms application from an iPhone!

I'm sitting here writing an article on Mobile application development so its a nice coincidence that this post came up from Oraplayer.  Its a reasonable questions to ask: you've a key application running Oracle Forms, but with more and more demand for mobile access to applications, how could you expose this application to a mobile device.  The first thing to be clear on is that Forms won't run ON the actual mobile device.  The second thing is, not all "typical" Forms screens would make sense on a tiny mobile phone screen, so you really have to be clear on the use case here.

So rather than performing some complex order entry on a phone, I'm probably more likely to want to check or update the status of an order.  It turns out that the Oraplayer solution has a neat way of first of all recording which fields on the Form you would want to "mobilize", and then it creates a web service to access those fields.  The web service can then be deployed and accessed, just like any old web service, from a mobile device using a technology like ADF Mobile.

So, rather and ripping and replacing your Forms application just because it limits you to "back office" data entry, you now have a shiney new mobile access channel to offer to your employees/customers! 

Monday Jan 07, 2013

Best Practices for Integrating REST/SOAP Services into ADF.

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.

Wednesday Oct 31, 2012

Is Oracle ADF Simpler than Oracle Forms - ODTUG Webinar

I'm delivering a webinar on "Is Oracle ADF Simpler Than Oracle Forms?" for ODTUG tomorrow 1st November.  The idea is to look at ADF with half an eye on how you might develop applications in Oracle Forms and compare the development experience.  You might be surprised! Full details of the webinar and registration are published on the ODTUG website.

Monday Oct 29, 2012

Real World ADF - another new ADF book hits the stands

I'm pleased to report that yet another Oracle ADF book hits the bookstores this month.  One of my fellow Product Managers, Jobinesh, has written Oracle ADF Real World Developer's Guide.  

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

Oracle ADF at Oracle World, a short video!

It has been wall to wall ADF, JDeveloper, Fusion and Forms for me and thousands other at Oracle World this year.  For those not able to make it, I've put together a short video around Oracle ADF and the ADF Enterprise Methodology Group.  Now you know what I get up to when jet lagged at 2am in a hotel room at Oracle World!

Monday Sep 24, 2012

Oracle announces ADF Essentials release - Now ADF on Glassfish

Exciting news, we're announcing the release of ADF Essentials, the core of Oracle ADF as a free edition which can run on Glassfish.  Now if you want the productivity of ADF in your Java environment, you can.  You don't need WebLogic Server, and you don't have to pay for it either!  Full details of the announcement on OTN.

Monday Sep 17, 2012

Oracle Forms Futures Webinar - 24th Sept 2012

We're running a webinar next week outlining strategy/options/future for customers running Oracle Forms applications.  Details of the webinar can be found here.  For anyone with an investment in Oracle Forms I'd suggesting taking 60 minutes out of your day to get some official guidance from Oracle.

Wednesday Sep 12, 2012

Hot Sessions for Oracle World 2012 - Cloud and Mobile Keynote

For those attending Oracle World 2012 Chris Tonas, VP of Application Development Tools, will be talking about Cloud and Mobile on Monday 1st Oct at 10:45am.  Having had a sneak preview of this session already is amazing to see how our development tools, specifically JDeveloper and Oracle ADF, are embracing mobile and cloud development.  If you want to know more, you'll have to come along to this session!

Thursday Aug 16, 2012

Become a certified Oracle Forms Developer

We are announcing the Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g: Build Applications With Oracle Forms exam.  This is a chance to get a formally recognised certification of you Forms skills.  The recommended training for this exam is the Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g: Build Applications for Forms Oracle University training and if you want to sit the exam you can register here.

Thursday Aug 09, 2012

How do Fusion Application Design their UX - now you know!

There have been literally millions of man-hours of research into how to design the user experience of Oracle's Fusion Application - this goes beyond colors and fonts and is about how humans interact with IT applications.  Its a science I don't understand but now I don't have to...Now you can learn from the UX experience of Fusion applications.  Oracle has just published the design patterns for Fusion Applications.  These show things like common flow and page layout.  This is part of a larger usability site for Oracle Applications which are driving new standards in usability.

So, for those building Oracle ADF applications, you have at your fingertips the collective brain-dump from our UX specialists to ensure you can build accessible, usable, engaging and exciting applications.

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