This blog has been quiet for a while - not because I've abandonded it, but rather, because of what I've been working on. Now that the 12.1.3 release of JDeveloper / ADF is available I can open up again, what a relief! And what is it I've been hacking on? Diagrams!. Yes, this is just the absolutely coolest (in my opinion) new feature of the 12.1.3 release of ADF - the new DVT diagram component. It's a component that is so powerful and flexible in terms of the way that data can be represented and interacted with, that it's slightly too much to cover in a single Blog entry. In fact, by my estimation it will take about 10 articles to cover the essentials of diagram and so that's exactly what I'll be doing. However, those articles will not be here on the Groundside blog, but instead they'll be over on the new Data Visualization blog, but I'll publish an pointer index here as well. I've just published the introduction to get you started and over the next week you'll have a daily injection of diagram goodness to build up your knowledge. So add the DVT blog to your RSS feed and sit back for the ride.