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Right Oracle Technology Choice for the Right Person

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Oracle Development Tools are continuously
evolving. Mature and proven Oracle APEX,
and Oracle
were supplemented with brand new products as Oracle
for cross platform mobile development and Oracle JET
which was released during the last Oracle OpenWorld 2015 for JavaScript development.
Oracle Cloud Services also rapidly evolving
making Oracle as Cloud Provider #1. But what about developers? Which
technologies, platforms and services should they use starting the new project
or considering the solution migration from other platforms to Oracle Stack? APEX?
Forms? ADF? Cloud? What is the right choice? However we forgot about business
users… Maybe they could also find something useful to solve their daily
business tasks? So let’s consider some of Oracle Platforms and Technologies from
perspective of person role and skills.

- PL/SQL Developers PL/SQL (Procedural Language/Structured Query
Language) is Oracle Corporation's procedural extension for SQL and the Oracle
RDBMS. It is widely using by developers worldwide for database design and development
and also in APEX and Oracle
platform. So for developers who are experienced and strong in PL/SQL good
choice would be Oracle APEX and Oracle Forms platforms. Oracle Forms???
Yes it is still alive platform and Oracle
Forms 12.2.1
was released during the latest big upgrade of Oracle Fusion
Middleware 12c up to 12.2.1 release.

- Java Developers Java is one of the most popular general-purpose programming
languages with huge developers’ community. Oracle has the widest Java based Middleware
Product Stack with core Java EE certified WebLogic
Application Server
. Along with development of pure Java EE applications, developers
can fully utilize their skills using Oracle
Application Development Framework (ADF)
. Oracle ADF is an end-to-end Java EE framework that simplifies enterprise
application development by providing out-of-the-box infrastructure services, visual
and declarative development experience. Along with Oracle ADF development, Java developers can use their skills for
mobile development using Oracle
Mobile Application Framework (MAF)
for rapid development of hybrid, cross platform
mobile applications which could be deployed to
both Apple's iOS and Google's Android platforms.

- JavaScript Developers JavaScript is a high-level, dynamic
and interpreted programming language.  Alongside HTML and CSS, it is one of the
three essential technologies of web development. So which Oracle Technology
experienced JavaScript developer can select? The answer is Oracle JavaScript
Extension Toolkit (JET)
. Oracle JET is targeted at intermediate to advanced
JavaScript developers working on client-side applications. It's a collection of
open source JavaScript libraries along with a set of Oracle contributed
JavaScript libraries that make it as simple and efficient as possible to build
applications that consume and interact with Oracle products and services,
specifically Oracle Cloud Services.

- Business Users So far we’ve discussed technologies which are intended
for IT professionals – software developers and engineers. What about business
users? Which Oracle Platforms or Services they can use to simplify their life and
responsibilities during their daily work? Oracle
Application Builder Cloud Service (ABCS)
and Oracle Mobile Application
Accelerator (MAX)
. Oracle ABCS is
a visually based drag and-drop application development platform that you access
in your web browser (WYSIWYG UI Construction). With ABCS, users with no
previous programming experience are empowered to create and extend web and
mobile browser based apps on their own. Mobile
Application Accelerator
, as a capability in Oracle Mobile Cloud Service, enables
nontechnical staff to build their own mobile applications. It allows users with
no coding experience to rapidly and intuitively produce mobile applications
without any coding. Find out more about Oracle MAX in Oracle MCS - Mobile Application Accelerator
(MAX) Demo Video

The suggestions above are some recommendations which could help developers and business users to make right choice and to orient in a large world of Oracle Technologies and Platforms. At the Oracle Partner Hubs we are always available to assist you further, so feel free to contact us partner.imc@beehiveonline.oracle.com


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