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Oracle ADF A Status Update

We wanted to share an update and highlight some of the things we have been working on with the ADF community out there - we hope that developers working with Oracle ADF will find this useful.   Over the years Oracle ADF has proven itself to be a reliable platform for building and running enterprise applications for both Oracle and many of our customers in the cloud and on-premises.  Here are some of the key things we’ve been working on that will help you continue to leverage Oracle ADF for future projects:   Oracle ADF Faces Over the past year we’ve been helping to revamp the look and feel and overall user experience of modules in Oracle SaaS that rely on Oracle ADF Faces. Customers can already see the results in the latest release of Oracle SaaS - for example in the new redesigned Oracle HCM UI. Check out the screenshots and the description of the benefits that the new ADF Faces capabilities offered the HCM team for example.   We have been focused on better support for responsive UIs and on features that improve the performance and user experience of the application. We added features that reduce network traffic and leverage rich client capabilities in the browser.   These features are expected to be available for customers as part of the upcoming Oracle ADF 12.2.1.4 release.   Oracle Business Components   Over the past year we continued our focus on leveraging Oracle ADF Business Components as a powerful REST enabled backend for client centric web and mobile apps. While the ability to expose existing Oracle ADF Business Components as REST services has been around for a while, we are continuously adding new features to the framework. Beyond supporting out of the box capabilities such as query by example, pagination, sorting, and relationship management, we are adding capabilities such as: • Controlling default set of fields returned from VO • Query master based on detail’s field  • Support for complex type parameters • Support for parameters to batch operations   These features are expected to be available for customers as part of the upcoming Oracle ADF 12.2.1.4 release.   The technology behind Oracle ADF Business Components is leveraged as the engine for the business objects functionality in Oracle Visual Builder – the high productivity development tool for JavaScript based UIs.   In addition, Oracle ADF is the base of the Oracle Application Composer – which provides Oracle SaaS customers with the ability to dynamically customize their applications. You can learn more about Oracle Application Composer here.    Oracle ADF and the Cloud   Customers have been leveraging the Oracle Cloud platform for hosting Oracle ADF based applications for a while. Oracle Java Cloud Service has been providing support for a cloud hosted managed solution for running the latest version of Oracle ADF. In addition, the built-in integration between JDeveloper and the Oracle Developer Cloud, and the availability of the JDeveloper infrastructure as part of the CI/CD servers, provided teams with a cloud hosted platform to manage the development and continuous delivery of their Oracle ADF projects.   Recently Oracle published the “Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure domain on Docker” - providing an official, easy, and quick way to host your Oracle ADF applications in Docker/Kubernetes and control them using the WebLogic Kubernetes Operator. Learn more about this docker offering here.   Oracle ADF and Oracle JET Integration   The industry has seen a rise in popularity of client centric UIs focused on JavaScript based toolkits for multi-channel UI development. Oracle’s own development teams, and many of our customers, leverage Oracle JET – Oracle’s open source JavaScript Extension Toolkit - as a solution for creating the UI layer for cloud services and applications.   For developers who are looking to leverage these new UI solutions, Oracle ADF Business Components and its support for REST enablement provide a great solution for creating business objects that expose CRUD operations and enforce business logic on database backends.   To help simplify the development of the UI layer with Oracle JET, Oracle created Oracle Visual Builder – a cloud-based development and hosting platform that simplify the creation of apps with a quick and intuitive visual development experience.   Specific features were added to Oracle Visual Builder to enable customers to quickly map Oracle ADF Business Component based REST services leveraging the ADF metadata. Once mapped, the UI created in Visual Builder can automatically leverage capabilities such as data filtering, sorting, and pagination without the need for manual coding. This makes Oracle Visual Builder an ideal development tool for ADF developers looking to create JavaScript based user interfaces for their applications. See an example here. Several customers have already gone production with solutions that use this combination of Visual Builder applications backed by REST enabled ADF Business Components and will be presenting their experience at the upcoming Oracle OpenWorld conference.   Oracle ADF and Oracle JDeveloper Releases   As part of the Oracle Fusion Middleware stack, Oracle ADF and Oracle JDeveloper are continuously being developed and enhanced. We have been releasing patch-sets containing bug fixes and enhancements as part of the regular Oracle Support process. These are based on the reports and prioritization we are getting from customers working through Oracle Support. We put specific focus on resolving any performance related issues working with customers who provide us reproducible test cases.   The next version of Oracle ADF and Oracle JDeveloper (12.2.1.4) is planned to be available in 2019 and is expected to contain many new features and enhancements that we developed since the previous release.   We are working with the internal Oracle SaaS development teams as they uptake the new versions of Oracle ADF and incorporating their feedback and requirements into the future versions of the products.   With the continuous investment and usage of Oracle ADF inside Oracle we expect external customers will also continue to enjoy the benefits of Oracle ADF for many more years.   --------------- THE PRECEDING IS INTENDED TO OUTLINE OUR GENERAL PRODUCT DIRECTION. IT IS INTENDED FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY, AND MAY NOT BE INCORPORATED INTO ANY CONTRACT. 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We wanted to share an update and highlight some of the things we have been working on with the ADF community out there - we hope that developers working with Oracle ADF will find this useful.   Over the...

Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle ADF at OOW 2016

If you are attending Oracle OpenWorld this year we wanted to point you to some sessions that you won't want to miss. First a review of the latest features added to Oracle ADF:  Oracle Application Development Framework and Oracle JDeveloper: What’s New [CON1226] Shay Shmeltzer, Director of Product Management, Oracle Tuesday, Sep 20, 4:00 p.m. | Moscone West - 2018 Then several sessions that show how Oracle ADF plays a role in new cloud native based applications:  Oracle Application Development Framework and Oracle JavaScript Extension Toolkit in the Cloud [CON6649] Sherry Yu, Principal Product Manager, Oracle Shray Bansal, Senior Product Manager, Oracle Abhinav Shroff, Principal Product Manager, Oracle Wednesday, Sep 21, 3:00 p.m. | Moscone South - 306 End-to-End Cloud: Oracle Java Cloud, Oracle Mobile Cloud Service, Oracle MAF, and Oracle JET [CON2388] Andrejus Baranovskis, Chief Executive Officer & Architect, Red Samurai Consulting Monday, Sep 19, 12:30 p.m. | Moscone West - 2012 Better UI is always a hot topic:  Implementing Oracle's New Alta UI Features [CON7207] Richard Wright Wright, Director User Experience, Oracle Thursday, Sep 22, 10:45 a.m. | Marriott Marquis - Golden Gate C3 If you are not familiar with our Mobile framework there is this session:  Mobile App Development Simplified: Oracle Mobile Application Framework Overview [CON5674] Kundan Vyas, Principal Product Manager, Oracle Srini Indla, Director of Product Management, Mobile Platform, Oracle Monday, Sep 19, 11:00 a.m. | Moscone West - 3002 Finally a few sessions that will show you how to do better Agile development and DevOps for applications (including ADF apps) with the cloud: A Cloud Platform for Developers: A Tour of Oracle Developer Cloud Service [CON1949] Greg Stachnick, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle Monday, Sep 19, 12:30 p.m. | Park Central - Metropolitan III A Guide to Cloud-Based Agile Development Methodology Adoption [CON1947] Shay Shmeltzer, Director of Product Management, Oracle Wednesday, Sep 21, 12:15 p.m. | Moscone West - 2018 Need a clearer picture of which framework is right for you? Join:  Oracle Development Tools and Frameworks: Which One Is Right for You? [MTE6650] Shay Shmeltzer, Director of Product Management, Oracle Denis Tyrell, Senior Director, Product Management, Oracle Tuesday, Sep 20, 6:15 p.m. | Moscone South - 301 There are many other sessions and hands-on labs - and a list of the top sessions that will be of interest to you is here. Don't forget to stop by our demo pod at Moscone South (far left section of the demo ground). See you at OpenWorld. The Oracle ADF team. 

If you are attending Oracle OpenWorld this year we wanted to point you to some sessions that you won't want to miss. First a review of the latest features added to Oracle ADF:  Oracle Application...

Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle ADF 12.2.1.1 Released!

We are happy to announce the availability of a brand new version of Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle ADF : Version 12.2.1.1 While numbering wise this might seem like a very minor version, in reality there are a host of new features in this version that you can leverage in your applications. The features revolve around several key focus areas: REST support We added multiple capabilities to the "expose ADF Business Components as REST" functionality. This include features such as accessing multiple children objects,  better query capabilities, exposing list-of-values as REST and configuration and monitoring functions. These type of enhancement allow you to better leverage the investment you have in the ADF based business service when creating new type of UIs with technologies that relies on REST backends. For example native mobile apps (with frameworks as Oracle MAF) or JavaScript based client solutions (with toolkits such as Oracle JET).  New Data Visualizations Continuing our commitment to making your application the source of knowledge at your company, we added a bunch of new visualization components such as picto charts, tag cloud, stock chart and more. We also added features and capabilities to existing chart components. These capabilities allow you to show data in meaningful ways, turning data into information that can be easily understood. UI Technology Improvements This version adds several capabilities to reduce and better control client to server interactions from your ADF Faces UI. Features such as pure client-side input date component, client side caching for table component, and code editor component enhancements help you reduce network traffic and optimize your UI performance. We also continue to improve our support for using ADF based UIs on mobile devices with more options in the masonry layout, gestures on springboards, and support for the MS Edge browser. Extended Groovy Support A feature that might have flew below the radar for many developers is the introduction of Groovy based triggers in ADF Business Components, making it simpler to code logic in specific hook-points in the lifecycle of your services. In the new version we further extend this support adding triggers at both the EOs and VOs level. There are many other new features in this release (as well as various bug fixes from previous versions).  The full list of new features is here. Time for you to download the new version and start planning your upgrade.

We are happy to announce the availability of a brand new version of Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle ADF : Version 12.2.1.1 While numbering wise this might seem like a very minor version, in reality there...

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Oracle ADF and Oracle JET - What's the Story?

One of the key announcement at Oracle OpenWorld 2015 was the release of Oracle JET - the Oracle JavaScript Extension Toolkit. We know that this might raise some questions among ADF developers, so we wanted to clarify the answers to some of the possible questions about the relationship between Oracle ADF and Oracle JET. Why a new framework? Java is the leading language in the industry today,  and with Oracle ADF we have a great offering for developer looking to be more productive leveraging Java on the Oracle platform. But there are other languages in the market too, and JavaScript is quickly gaining popularity and by many accounts is the second most popular language today. JavaScript is very popular for front end development of web interfaces, and even inside Oracle we had product-development teams that were looking to leverage the advantages of JavaScript in their UI. However the JavaScript ecosystem was missing some capabilities that we require for our products (such as accessibility, internationalization, and other advanced technical aspects). We wanted to have a toolkit that will guarantee that developers inside Oracle who are going with this architecture of JavaScript/HTML/REST comply with our standards for product delivery - this is why we created JET - which initially was only targeted for internal use inside Oracle. (This by the way has been going on for three years now). Over the past couple of years, we also started to hear from customers and partners who wanted to use JavaScript based UI development and were looking to see if Oracle can help them. We realized that JET can help our customers, especially if they are working on the Oracle platform and looking to leverage things like the Oracle Alta UI or REST services exposed from our SaaS applications. This is why we released JET publicly for our customers. Should I be using JET or ADF for development? You can answer this question in two ways. One way is to ask what are the skills of the developers in your company. ADF and JET target completely different audiences. ADF is for Java developers, JET is for JavaScript developers. ADF is aiming to provide a declarative development approach while JET is staying true to the code-centric approach that JavaScript developers are used to. Also ADF is very easy to get started with even if you have no previous experience - go through the tutorial and you'll be able to build a basic application. JET on the other hand is aimed at developers who are already experienced with JavaScript development - it's not for the total rookie. The other distinction is architecturally based, ADF is a Java EE framework running on the server and covering the full set of layers of your application. JET is a client side framework that takes care of UI and binding to REST services. Each of these architectures has its benefits and places were it will shine, so choose the right architecture for the implementation you are aiming to do. Are those the only differences between the two?  While the two distinctions above are the main thing to consider, there are other aspects that you would want to look into. For example, how do you feel about protection from technology shifts? ADF does a great job of abstracting you from the underlying technology by using meta-data driven implementation. So as an ADF developer you were mostly oblivious to changes such as transition from JSF1 to JSF2, or from using Flash in rendering charts to using HTML5, or from exposing ADF BC as SOAP to exposing it as REST. These type of changes didn't require you to re-write your app, and you were able to get your app upgraded to use the new technologies in a seamless way. Oracle JET doesn't offer that level of abstraction from the technology - you are actually directly coding at the technology level, and at that level things might change in the future. The JavaScript eco-system is still volatile and shifts do happen. When we designed JET we took this into account and put a lot of focus on building a modular architecture. This means that you could switch parts of the toolkit as needed. This also means that we can't promise that you won't need to re-write parts of your app if you'll want to leverage new technologies when JET picks those up. Oracle JET's modular approach aims to make it as painless as possible to adjust to future changes.  Here is a slide we used in OOW sessions that lists some other differences between the two framework.   Which one is the strategic framework for Oracle? Both are. We don't see either one of them as a replacement for the other, we believe the market has a place for both frameworks. We didn't create JET to replace something - we created JET to add a solution to our tools-belt for capabilities and languages that we didn't have a solution for before. Inside Oracle you can actually see both of them being used. All our SaaS applications are built and continue to be enhanced with Oracle ADF, and so are various other cloud products. Other cloud products use JET for their UI layer - examples include Mobile Cloud Service, BI Cloud Service Visual Analyzer, Developer Cloud Service.   Each one chose the technology based on the developers skills and functionality they needed.   Are there integration points between the frameworks? From our perspective as the development organization behind both frameworks, we share resources and knowledge among the frameworks, for example the same team builds data visualization components for both JET and ADF (and MAF) - and you can see the same components available in those frameworks. In terms of using them together, JET UIs can access any REST service at the backend - for example JET can access REST services exposed from ADF Business Components. (In fact, JET knows how to leverage the detailed description provided by the ADF BC REST service to simplify binding UI to the data). On the UI side, ADF Faces provides a complete JavaScript API that can be used to interact with JavaScript components on the page - since JET components are such components, you could embed them in an ADF page. Be aware that their lifecycle is independent from the ADF page lifecycle - so do the integration with care. What's the bottom-line? At the end of the day, we are continuing our commitment to support developers with tools and frameworks that will help them leverage and integrate with the Oracle platform using their language of choice. We are now expanding to cover JavaScript UI developers. [Update Feb 2019 - For some more up-to-date thoughts on this topic read this blog]

One of the key announcement at Oracle OpenWorld 2015 was the release of Oracle JET - the Oracle JavaScript Extension Toolkit. We know that this might raise some questions among ADF developers, so we...

Oracle ADF and Oracle JDeveloper 12.2.1 Are Here

We are happy to announce that Oracle ADF and Oracle JDeveloper 12.2.1 have been released. You can get them from OTN starting today. We had several key themes for this release: 1 Infrastructure upgrade JDK 8, WebLogic 12.2.1 (Java EE7), and the rest of the Fusion Middleware components (WebCenter, BI, and SOA) 2. Responsive UI New ADF Faces components make it very easy to create responsive web interfaces with ADF. Check out the new match media behavior and Masonry layout for examples. 3. REST/JSON support You can now publish ADF Business Components as REST/JSON services. Just follow the wizards. You can also consume REST/JSON web services and expose them as data controls through the Web service data control wizard. 4. Remote Taskflows/Regions You can now consume a task flow deployed as part of another application inside your application directly. This takes reusability to a new level. 5. Better data visualization We continue to enhance our data visualization components with new components, capabilities, and easier binding dialogs. Add to this the fact that Alta UI is now the default look and feel, and the new browser based Theme Editor for simplified skin creation. 6. Cloud Integration We've extended the capabilities of JDeveloper to do complete integration with the Oracle Developer Cloud Service - providing you with hosted Git, Issues tracking, build automation and more. All accessible directly from inside JDeveloper as well as the web interfaces. That's not all - there are many other new features in this release - check out the JDeveloper 12.2.1 New Features doc. What are you waiting for - start exploring today!

We are happy to announce that Oracle ADF and Oracle JDeveloper 12.2.1 have been released. You can get them from OTN starting today. We had several key themes for this release: 1 Infrastructure upgrade JDK...

Getting Ready for OOW 2015 The JDeveloper and ADF Perspective

We can already start smelling it in the air, there is a lot of excitement brewing towards the upcoming Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco conference. As always it is going to be the largest gathering of Oracle developers in the world, and if you are looking to keep up to date with the latest in the world of Oracle this is the place to be. So what's in there for ADF and JDeveloper users? Here is a sampling of some of the sessions that should be of interest to you - you can look up the detailed description on the public OOW15 content catalog:  What's New in the world of ADF Oracle Application Development Framework and Oracle JDeveloper—What’s New and How to Use It [CON8333] Moving Oracle ADF to the Cloud—Development and Deployment in the New Age [CON8332] Component-Based Unit Testing of Oracle ADF Applications with Selenium [CON2866]  Meet the Experts: Oracle’s Development Tools and Frameworks [MTE10022] Developing Cutting Edge Web UIs Oracle Alta UI Patterns for Enterprise Applications and Responsive UI Support [UGF2717] Oracle Alta UI Design: Implementing Oracle’s Best Practices in Your Applications [CON8296] Creating Stunning, Mobile-First User Interfaces with Oracle Data Visualizations [CON8185]  Oracle Alta UI—Quantum-Leap Change for ISV, Mobile, and Web Applications [CON4009] Next-Generation JavaScript, REST, and HTML5 Development with Oracle [CON8469]  Mobile Application Development An Introduction to Oracle Mobile Application Framework [CON8365] Give Oracle Mobile Application Framework a REST: Using REST/JSON Services [UGF2566] Real-Life Oracle Mobile Application Framework: What’s Not in the Developer’s Guide [CON2850] Dressing Up a Portal: Ross Stores Increases Employee Engagement with Oracle WebCenter [CON5840] Enterprise Mobile Persistence and Security Using Oracle Mobile Application Framework [CON8338] Building Exciting Real-World Mobile Apps with Beacons, Wearables, and Voice [CON8302] Integrating Calls in Oracle Mobile Cloud Service in Oracle Mobile Application Framework [CON8318]  Cloud Based Development General Session: Revolutionizing Application Development with Oracle Cloud [GEN9500] Better Team Development and DevOps with the Cloud [CON8182] DevOps for Mobile in the Cloud [CON8660] Rapid Enterprise JavaScript Development with Oracle Application Builder Cloud Service [CON8466] What’s in a Word: Mobile/Cloud Terminology for Dummies [UGF10048]  In addition expect to see hands-on labs that will cover: Developing Oracle Alta UIs with Oracle ADF Introduction to Oracle JET Developing Mobile Apps with Oracle MAF Leveraging Oracle Developer Cloud Service for Team Development  And more... Need help tracking all of these - check out the Development Tools and Framework Schedule. See you there

We can already start smelling it in the air, there is a lot of excitement brewing towards the upcoming Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco conference. As always it is going to be the largest gathering of...

ODTUG's KScope 15 - a Conference for You

ODTUG's KScope conference coming in June in Florida is again going to feature excellent technical content for any ADF/MAF developer out there. With sessions presented by Oracle product managers, Oracle ACEs and other developers - this is definitely one of the more "Developer friendly" conferences out there for developers working on the Oracle platform. From our perspective, this year we are adding even more content around the cloud and mobile areas - with the anticipation that these are going to be key trends for many of our customers in the coming year. Specifically we are dedicating the Sunday Symposium to a full day discussing the new and upcoming developer tooling on the Oracle cloud platform. From ADF support, through team development platform, and all the way to mobile backends. During the week we'll be delivering advance technical sessions as well as several hands-on labs giving you a taste of Oracle's newest products. One of the thing we are looking forward the most to is the one-on-one interaction we can have with our customers in the demo ground, the Q&A at sessions and the networking events.  If you are looking for a developer oriented event that will satisfy your appetite for ADF/MAF & Cloud technical knowledge, check out the full details at http://kscope15.com

ODTUG's KScope conferencecoming in June in Florida is again going to feature excellent technical content for any ADF/MAF developer out there. With sessions presented by Oracle product managers, Oracle...

Get the Oracle Alta UI Demo Application with Oracle ADF Faces

The Oracle ADF team is happy to announce the release of the Oracle Alta Workbetter ADF application sample. You can now get the complete source code for this sample application, so you can further learn how to develop cool user interfaces with Oracle ADF Faces that implement the Oracle Alta UI design patterns. At the last Oracle OpenWorld conference where we announced Oracle Alta UI, we got great reactions from people who saw the new Alta UI in our new cloud services and apps. And with Oracle ADF Faces it is very easy to implement these type of user interfaces in your application too.  The WorkBetter sample application is aimed at highlighting various aspects of Oracle Alta UI design patterns, and by looking at the source code you can learn how to implement each part of it. The application is hosted here so you can play with it. Here is a quick video that shows you how the application looks and behaves at runtime. You can get the source for the application from the Oracle ADF Sample Page Then just extract the zip file, open the jws file with Oracle JDeveloper 12.1.3, and run the index.jsf file in the viewController project.  Some of the things you'll see in the demo: Responsive UI that changes based on screen size or device orientation Flow layout implementation  New layout components The infotile reusable component Extending the Alta skin  You can learn more about Alta UI concepts from this Oracle OpenWorld presentation. Need more help getting started with Alta? Check out some tips from other developers on our blog feed.  What are you waiting for? It's time to start implementing the Alta UI in your applications. We would love to see screenshots of your Alta UI implementations. 

The Oracle ADF team is happy to announce the release of the Oracle Alta Workbetter ADF application sample. You can now get the complete source code for this sample application, so you can further...

ADF meet smartphone, phone meet smartADF

Here’s a question we spent time investigating recently. We know ADF works well on tablets, but is it suitable for smartphones too? Sometime back in the JDeveloper 11gR1 and 11gR2 branches (search for ‘tablet’ in those links) of ADF we added a wide range of support for touch gestures, mobile optimizations and more. More recently the Alta skin and UI guidelines contain considerable collateral around building ADF applications to be optimized for tablets. Yet when you consider a smartphone, say an iPhone over an iPad, or a Nexus 5 vs a Nexus 9, can you still build a usable app for this smaller form factor using ADF? To prove the point we took the recent Work Better ADF Faces demo app, and reworked some of the screens to see how they would render on an iPhone. You can see the results in the following small recorded demo. The demo shows the app running in a traditional desktop browser, then as comparison in an iOS Simulator browser, and finally just for fun embedded as a remote URL in a MAF application: &amp;amp;amp;lt;span id=&amp;amp;amp;quot;XinhaEditingPostion&amp;amp;amp;quot;&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;/span&amp;amp;amp;gt; So how did we achieve this? The main techniques for achieving this have mostly been blogged before by our staff: Steven Davelaar’s detailed blog post on getting ADF to run on mobile phones and tablets, where amongst many details Steven discusses adding the metaContainer facet to the af:document tag as follows:<f:view> <af:document title="ADF Faces Mobile Demo" id="d1">   <f:facet name="metaContainer">     <af:group id="g1">       <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1"/>     </af:group>   </f:facet> These options allow the pages to scale appropriately to the devices screen size, otherwise you end up with something like this: Beyond Steven’s copious notes, from here you need to decide do you want to show absolutely everything on the page on a phone, potentially rearranging content or hiding it on a smaller form factor. This starts to probe into the areas of adaptive and responsive design, which is covered by Steven’s post, but also covered by Shay Shmeltzer recently too. For the sample app at hand, we cut out content, hid some other content, modified some styles and so on, but there really wasn’t any hidden magic to this beyond the techniques above from Steven and Shay. So while you might consider using MAF to build on-device applications, if you’re comfortable with providing web based solutions instead, you can happily serve content for desktop browsers, tablets and phones.

Here’s a question we spent time investigating recently. We know ADF works well on tablets, but is it suitable for smartphones too? Sometime back in the JDeveloper 11gR1 and 11gR2 branches (search for...

Introducing the Oracle Alta UI - A better UI for your ADF and MAF applications

In case you missed it, one of the most talked about topics at Oracle OpenWorld was the new Oracle Alta UI. There was a lot of buzz around how cool the new Oracle cloud based applications and services user interface is. Oracle Alta UI is what creates these type of interfaces, and the great news for you is that you can actually start leveraging this immediately in your ADF and MAF development Oracle Alta UI was officially announced at Oracle OpenWorld - have a read to understand what is about. All the information you need to start implementing the Oracle Alta UI in your applications is at http://bit.ly/oraclealta  The Oracle Alta UI is based on four key prinicpals Mobile first design Simple and uncluttered layouts Clear information hierarchy Engage users with visual content If you want to see a quick demo of an ADF Faces Alta based UI see the WorkBetter Alta demo application. And don't forget to also resize the browser window to see how we do responsive design. We have a page with the basic instructions for turning on Alta in your ADF 12.1.3 applications. At OOW we also had a technical session about Alta - you can find the slides for it here.  One thing to keep in mind - while you can turn on the Alta skin for existing applications, to get the full UI experience you should probably start with a re-design of the UI. Remember Alta is not just about the colors - it is about the interaction!

In case you missed it, one of the most talked about topics at Oracle OpenWorld was the new Oracle Alta UI. There was a lot of buzz around how cool the new Oracle cloud based applications and services...

Oracle Developer Cloud Service has Launched!

Oracle Developer Cloud Service is a cloud-based software development Platform as a Service (PaaS) and a hosted environment for your application development infrastructure. With the Oracle Developer Cloud Service, development teams can maximize productivity with instant access to Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tooling as well as team collaboration and management utilities in addition to seamless deployment to the Oracle cloud platform. Oracle Developer Cloud Service provides an enterprise-grade platform to develop, collaborate, and deploy applications within the Oracle Cloud with support for on-premise deployment and GitHub integration. It allows businesses to reap all the benefits of PaaS including subscription based, self-service access to reliable, scalable, and elastic cloud environments with the ability to move code seamlessly between Oracle Cloud to other clouds or on-premise. Built in integration from Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse (OEPE), Oracle JDeveloper and NetBeans allow you to interact with your code in the Oracle Developer Cloud Service. Get all the details from the Oracle Developer Cloud Service Product Page.  Be sure to check out the upcoming sessions and hands-on-lab at OOW '14 and JavaOne '14. Session ID: HOL7064 Session Title: Using Oracle Cloud to Power Your Application Development Lifecycle Venue/Room: Intercontinental - Sutter Date/Time: 9/29/14, 11:45 - 12:45______________________________________________________________________________  Session ID: CON1840 Sesstion Title: Java Development in the Cloud Venue/Room: Hilton - Continental Ballroom 6 Date/Time: 10/1/14, 11:30 - 12:30______________________________________________________________________________  Session ID: CON5031 Session Title: A Guide to Team Development in the Cloud with Oracle Developer Cloud Service Venue/Room: Moscone South - 270 Date/Time: 10/1/14, 12:45 - 13:30 ______________________________________________________________________________ 

Oracle Developer Cloud Service is a cloud-based software development Platform as a Service (PaaS) and a hosted environment for your application development infrastructure. With the Oracle Developer...

Oracle ADF, JDeveloper, and MAF at Oracle OpenWorld 2014

Are you going to be at Oracle OpenWorld this year? If so we have a lot of activities that you should know about. First and foremost - here is a summary of all the ADF/JDev/MAF activities - this will help you plan your schedule.  A few things to call out: Sunday ODTUG and ADF Enterprise Methodology Group User sessions Continuing the tradition ODTUG with ADF EMG are running back to back ADF/MAF sessions driven by users and experts. You'll find session by book authors and Oracle ACEs  that cover deep technical content - this is a must attend list of session. So remember - for ADF/MAF developers OOW starts early on Sunday! Tuesday - General Session : Next-Generation Application Development Chris Tonas who leads the Mobile and Tools development organization at Oracle will give you a sneak peek into some of the cool new things that Oracle has in store for application developers. If you want to know what you'll be doing in the near future - come and check this session out - some cool demos included.   Tuesday - ODTUG Oracle Developers Meet-up at Chevy's Come join your peers for free drinks and lots of networking opportunities in this reception. RSVP today. Don't forget to use the schedule builder today to pre-register to sessions and labs to guarantee your space in the room. Beyond the ADF/MAF labs you should also check out some of our Cloud labs - specifically the Developer Cloud Service and Mobile Cloud Service labs - spaces are running out quickly for those so book early. And remember to drop by our demo booths at Moscone South - you'll always find a product manager there that will be happy to answer your questions and just hear about what your are doing with our products.

Are you going to be at Oracle OpenWorld this year? If so we have a lot of activities that you should know about. First and foremost - here is a summary of all the ADF/JDev/MAF activities - this will...

Say hello to the new Oracle Mobile Application Framework

There is a new mobile framework in town - the Oracle Mobile Application Framework (Oracle MAF) has been announced today and is available as an extension to both JDeveloper and Eclipse. Oracle MAF lets you develop a single application that will run on both iOS and Android devices. It offers a Java based MVC framework that executes in a hybrid container on the various mobile OSs. This will probably sound familiar to anyone who used Oracle ADF Mobile before, and this won't be surprising. Oracle MAF is based on the work we did for Oracle ADF Mobile, but it adds many new features and capabilities. We expect Oracle MAF to be an attractive solution to a larger set of developer extending beyond just the Oracle ADF community. For those of you who already built Oracle ADF Mobile apps - the great news is that technical migration to Oracle MAF will be trivial - just open your ADF Mobile application in the new Oracle MAF enabled JDeveloper 12.1.3, and JDeveloper will take care of migrating your application to the new framework (you'll notice some new configuration files replacing your old ones for example). Now you can start enjoying all the new features including new UI components, Cordova Plug-in integration, creating your own components, reusable AMX components, added security capabilities and many more. Note that the new Oracle MAF has a different licensing model than Oracle ADF Mobile - it doesn't require a WebLogic and ADF license. Oracle MAF is licensed as an independent product and doesn't require any specific backend server. You can license Oracle MAF per named user per app, or per app with unlimited number of end users. (And you will also be able to license Oracle MAF as part of the Oracle Mobile Suite license if you need a complete mobile enabled server infrastructure). We are looking forward to hear your opinion of the new features in the new framework and how you like the development capabilities we built for it in JDeveloper. To learn more about Oracle MAF visit - http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/maf  Happy mobile development!

There is a new mobile framework in town - the Oracle Mobile Application Framework (Oracle MAF) has been announced today and is available as an extension to both JDeveloper and Eclipse. Oracle MAF lets...

Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle ADF 12.1.3 Are Here

We are happy to announce the release of the new Oracle ADF 12.1.3 and Oracle JDeveloper 12.1.3 - this version aligns with the release of Fusion Middleware 12.1.3 which also include WebLogic and the SOA Suite. There are many new features in this version - and you can read all about it in our 12.1.3 new features doc. A few features to highlights: Oracle SOA integration - the all new SOA 12.1.3 is now integrated into Oracle JDeveloper 12.1.3 as extensions with many new capabilities. This also include the all new Oracle Service Bus design time features. Many new ADF Faces components - star rating, dial status meters, deck and transition components - for animated transitions. New Diagram component - for creating complex diagrams in your browsers  New Oracle ADF Charts Component Implementation - our chart components have been updated to add many interactive capabilities that are executed on the client. Those include capabilities such as zoom in/out, hiding items, automatic scale adjustment and much more. Updatable gauges - you can now use gauge component to allow data input and not just read only. Costume base maps for thematic maps. Many enhancements to other components. There are many other updates to the core IDE and ADF layers. In addition you'll see enhancements to the overall development experience with improved editors and wizards. So what are you waiting for? Take Oracle JDeveloper 12.1.3 for a spin - free download.  Here are some videos that highlight some of the new features: New Features in ADF Data Visualizations New Features in ADF Faces  ADF Data Visualizations Diagram Layout Tutorial Cool Demos to try out with the new DVT components

We are happy to announce the release of the new Oracle ADF 12.1.3 and Oracle JDeveloper 12.1.3 - this version aligns with the release of Fusion Middleware 12.1.3 which also include WebLogic and the...

2014 Oracle Excellence Awards: Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation

Are you an ADF Developer (Oracle ADF/Oracle Mobile Framework)? If so, please submit your solution to the 2014 Oracle Excellence Awards and if you're selected as a winner, you will receive a free pass to OOW 2014! Oracle once again announces the call for nominations for the 2014 Oracle Excellence Awards: Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation.  The Oracle Excellence Awards for Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation honor organizations using Oracle Fusion Middleware to deliver unique business value. This year, the awards will recognize customers across nine distinct categories: Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Oracle Cloud Application Foundation Oracle Service-Oriented Architecture Business Process Management Oracle WebCenter Oracle Identity Management Oracle Data Integration Oracle Development Tools and Framework Big Data and Business Analytics If you consider yourself a pioneer with Oracle Development Tools (Oracle ADF/Oracle Mobile Framework) and you're using these solutions in innovative ways to achieve significant business value, submit your nomination for the 2014 Oracle Excellence Awards for Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation in the category of "Oracle Development Tools and Framework" by Tuesday, June 20th, 2014, for a chance to win a FREE registration to Oracle OpenWorld 2014 (September 28-October 2) in San Francisco, California. Top customers will be showcased at Oracle Open World 2014, get a chance to mingle with Oracle executives, network with their peers and be featured in Oracle Publications. For additional details, go here

Are you an ADF Developer (Oracle ADF/Oracle Mobile Framework)? If so, please submit your solution to the 2014 Oracle Excellence Awards and if you're selected as a winner, you will receive a free pass...

JDeveloper 12.1.2 Mac OSX 3rd Party Extensions Conflict

Some Oracle JDeveloper 12.1.2.0.0 customers on the Mac OSX platform have reported a recurring deadlock (hang or more commonly known as a beachball on OSX) when switching between the JSF/JSPX visual editor and source editor and back again.  Oracle engineering has investigated and discovered that most if not all of these deadlocks occur due to interference from 3rd party OSX windows management software, that is software that allows users to manipulate the layout of the OSX windows beyond the default OSX behaviour.  This software to install and override the OSX default window behaviour typically installs itself though the OSX accessibility API.  The API is designed to support applications assisting users with disabilities, but can also be utilized by applications willing to change how the OSX windows manager works. You can discover the list of applications that have done this by opening the Mac System Preferences (via the Apple menu) > Security & Privacy option > Privacy tab > Accessibility options, as can be seen in the following picture: The current workaround for this JDeveloper release is to disable the 3rd party OSX windows management software extensions through the OSX options described above (you'll need to unlock the dialog by entering your administrator password after clicking the padlock).  This change should not need to apply to “real” accessibility extensions such as screen readers.

Some Oracle JDeveloper 12.1.2.0.0 customers on the Mac OSX platform have reported a recurring deadlock (hang or more commonly known as a beachball on OSX) when switching between the JSF/JSPX visual...

Oracle JDeveloper and ADF patches for Microsoft IE11

Oracle customers of Oracle JDeveloper and ADF are advised that a set of patches for Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) compatibility has been delivered and is now available from Oracle Support.  As Oracle has several active branches of JDeveloper and ADF you need to check carefully what version of ADF you are using vs the availability of a patch for that branch. 11.1.1.7.0 patch 18071063 11.1.2.4.0 patch 18277436 12.1.2.0.0 patch 18091042 For more information of the availability of patches for ADF, please consult the following Oracle Support note via My Oracle Support: Supportability on Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) with Oracle ADF [Article ID 1599898.1] At this time Oracle will not be providing IE11 patches for earlier versions of Oracle JDeveloper and ADF, including 11.1.1.6.0 or 11.1.2.3.0.  Future versions of Oracle JDeveloper and ADF, including 11.1.1.9.0 and 12.1.3.0.0 will automatically include this patch, you will not need to pursue fixes in the future. If your interest is in another product that uses ADF and require an IE11 patch, you will need to consult the relevant products for more information, this advisory is specifically for the ADF framework only.  As example if your interest is in Oracle WebCenter, the following separate Oracle Support Note covers its IE11 support:  Supportability on Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) with Oracle WebCenter [Article ID 1602954.1] If you have any further concerns about IE11 support and ADF please contact Oracle Support, as Oracle Support remains your best port of call for inquiries in this regard.

Oracle customers of Oracle JDeveloper and ADF are advised that a set of patches for Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) compatibility has been delivered and is now available from Oracle Support.  As...

Oracle ADF at Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco 2013

If you are an Oracle ADF developer you should start planning on attending Oracle OpenWorld this year NOW! We are lining up a great set of seminars that aim to provide new technical content to both the novice and the expert developer. A live complete list of Oracle ADF activities at OOW is here. At last count there are close to 40 sessions focusing on Oracle ADF in the conference this year. That's about 7 sessions every day for you attend - and that is not counting all the other topics that Oracle OpenWorld covers and that can be relevant to your daily work. Some of the highlights of the event include: Special Sunday user forum presented by ODTUG in collaboration with the Oracle ADF Enterprise Methodology Group. Featuring back to back sessions by experts in the community covering best practices and new techniques. Read more here. (And also don't miss the ADF EMG get together that Oracle sponsors on Saturday night). Monday will feature a keynote by Chris Tonas who leads the Oracle Java Development Tools organization giving a state-of-the-union overview of where we are and where we are going next. Multiple hands-on labs - covering ADF Mobile, Data Visualization Components, ADF in Eclipse and more. Demo ground where you can come and ask your questions and get answers directly from the product management team. Lots of sessions covering everything from the "how to get started" through in-depth technical topics all the way to best practices and architecture tips. Of course there are also the usual set of Oracle OpenWorld parties, with the Wed evening appreciation event featuring both Maroon 5 and The Black Keys. More about that show here. Together with the great networking opportunities with your peers and with Oracle ACEs and Oracle personal, this is indeed becoming a must-attend event for Oracle ADF professionals. See you in San Francisco.

If you are an Oracle ADF developer you should start planning on attending Oracle OpenWorld this year NOW! We are lining up a great set of seminars that aim to provide new technical content to both the...

Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle ADF 12c Are Out!!!

We are very happy to announce the release of Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle ADF 12c This is a major new version for our tool and framework and contains a lot of new and enhanced features. And while some of the features that were developed for 12c were backported into recent 11.1.2.4 and 11.1.1.7 releases - you'll still find a lot of new things in the 12c release. Here are some highlights: Core IDE: Support for JDK7 and Java EE 6 along with WebLogic 12c (and support for GlassFish too). New Look and Feel and various usability enhancements. Based on the OSGi infrastructure introduced in the 11.1.2.0 release this version adds even further integration with NetBeans code including new windowing system, profilers and the Matisse Swing editor. New Dependency viewer shows you how various files are related visually. New HTML 5 and CSS code editors. Support for Git version management Enhanced support for Maven - including integration of Maven with ADF apps. New in Oracle ADF 12c: New ADF Faces components Layout - SpringBoard, PanelDrawer and PanelGridLayout Collections - List, and pagination table DVT - Sunburst, Treemap, timeline Other - Code editor, multi-file upload, unified link and button components New default skin (skyros) - simpler and faster, along with an improved skin editor Improved REST support - including new REST data control wizard Improved EJB/JPA based data control ADF BC now support defining components against an offline database and a new feature called viewObject Finders And there are many other new features all across the map. Check out our New Features Doc. Download the new version and try it out - we are sure you'll like it. Also - join us for the official 12c Launch event on July 31st.

We are very happy to announce the release of Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle ADF 12c This is a major new version for our tool and framework and contains a lot of new and enhanced features. And while some...

Call for Nominations: Oracle Excellence Awards for Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation 2013

Oracle is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2013 Oracle Excellence Awards for Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation. Are you using Oracle Fusion Middleware to deliver unique business value? If so, submit a nomination today for the Oracle Excellence Awards for Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation. These awards honor customers for their cutting-edge solutions using Oracle Fusion Middleware. Winners are selected based on the uniqueness of their business case, business benefits, level of impact relative to the size of the organization, complexity and magnitude of implementation, and the originality of architecture. Winners receive a free pass to Oracle OpenWorld 2013 in San Francisco (September 22-September 26) and will be honored during a special event at OpenWorld. This year, the awards will recognize customers across eight distinct categories: Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Oracle Cloud Application Foundation Oracle Service-Oriented Architecture & Business Process Management Oracle WebCenter Oracle Identity Management Oracle Data Integration Oracle Application Development Framework and Fusion Development Business Analytics (Oracle BI, Oracle EPM, Oracle Exalytics) If you consider yourself a pioneer, using these solutions in innovative ways to achieve significant business value, submit your nomination for the 2013 Oracle Excellence Awards for Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation by Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 at 5pm Pacifict Time, for a chance to win a FREE registration to Oracle OpenWorld 2013 in San Francisco, California. The awards will be presented during Oracle OpenWorld 2013 to the winners where they'll receive a Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Trophy, get a chance to mingle with Oracle executives, network with their peers and be featured in Oracle Magazine and/or Profit Magazine, and more. To be considered for this award, complete the Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards nomination form and send to Innovation-Middleware_us@oracle.com.

Oracle is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2013 Oracle Excellence Awards for Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation. Are you using Oracle Fusion Middleware to deliver unique business...

Oracle ADF at Collaborate 13

If you are attending Collaborate 13 - the biggest Oracle User Groups conference in North America - you'll get a chance to see a lot of ADF content this year. Here is a partial list of the ADF related sessions you might want to attend: Sun. Apr. 7 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm 11993 A Developers Journey From Oracle EBS Forms to Oracle EBS ADF Pages. - Mon. Apr. 8 9:45 am - 10:45 am 137 Oracle ADF - What it is and why it is important to you Mon. Apr. 8 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 11449 How Oracle ADF powers Herbalife’s touch screen order entry system Mon. Apr. 8 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 694 Don't let data push you around! An introduction to ADF active data. Mon. Apr. 8 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 718 Getting Started with ADF Mon. Apr. 8 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm 708 Is that your Portal?! A story of a better look and feel - WebCenter Portal Skinning Mon. Apr. 8 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm 12408 Experience of Rapid ADF Technology Adoption:an Oracle Partner’s Success story for Cloud-Enabled Apps Mon. Apr. 8 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 175 Develop, Integrate,and Use: Oracle ADF with Oracle E-Business Suite the SOA way Mon. Apr. 8 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 704 Building Hybrid Oracle Forms and ADF Application Mon. Apr. 8 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm 304 Oracle ADF for OAF Developers Tue. Apr. 9 8:00 am - 9:00 am 141 Developing On-device Mobile Applications with Oracle ADF Mobile Tue. Apr. 9 10:45 am - 11:45 am 292 Oracle ADF & JDeveloper for Forms Developers Tue. Apr. 9 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm 286 Talking Services Oracle ADF and Oracle SOA Suite Tue. Apr. 9 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm 690 Optimize business processes by extending E-Business Suite to Business Process Management Wed. Apr. 10 9:30 am - 10:30 am 513 WebCenter Portal ADF Designing for Desktop, Mobile & Tablet - Responsive And Adaptive Design Integration Wed. Apr. 10 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 350 Integrating ADF Mobile with WebCenter (Portal and Content) Wed. Apr. 10 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm 788 Moving Forward with Oracle Forms: What Now? What's Next? Wed. Apr. 10 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 11451 Highly available online order entry framework using ADF: Herbalife approach to business success Wed. Apr. 10 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 11980 Using Application Development framework(ADF) user experience on existing Oracle e-business suite. In addition you can find us at the Oracle section of the demoground where we'll be showing and talking about both ADF Mobile and the regular Oracle ADF.A special event for Forms customers that you might also want to attend is taking place on Tue evening. Check out the details here. See you at Denver.

If you are attending Collaborate 13 - the biggest Oracle User Groups conference in North America - you'll get a chance to see a lot of ADF content this year. Here is a partial list of the ADF related...

Your Contributions Are Far From Gone: The New Blog Repository is Live!

As some of you noticed it, early this year Connotea.org announced that it was shutting down its service on March 12 2013. For more than 5 years we used this aggregation service to collect more than 4000 technical references to ADF-related content accross the web, generating thousands of Tweets and Facebook posts referencing the content that you, the ADF community have contributed non-stop all along. Establishing a single knowledge-base repository of all ADF content around the Web. Here some of the reactions on the twittersphere: Fortunately we kept regular backups and Connotea allowed us to export all of the content too. Today we are happy to announce that your contributions are safely backed up and stored into a new home - Pinboard.in. We took the opportunity to do some cleaning up in the house, as various links have changed over the years (starting for OTN) or To use RSS to track the reporitory please change the link from http://www.connotea.org/rss/user/jdeveloper to http://feeds.pinboard.in/rss/u:OracleADF/ Also let us know if you noticed broken links so we can correct them and many many thanks to all you who have contributed to building this knowledge base, without your contributions this project had never existed.The ADF Product Team!

As some of you noticed it, early this year Connotea.org announced that it was shutting down its service on March 12 2013. For more than 5 years we used this aggregation service to collect more than...

Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Award Winners 2012: ADF & Fusion Development

Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards honor customers for their cutting-edge solutions using Oracle Fusion Middleware. Winners are selected based on the uniqueness of their business case, business benefits, level of impact relative to the size of the organization, complexity and magnitude of implementation, and the originality of architecture. The awards were presented during Oracle OpenWorld 2012 and following winners are for the category of ADF & Fusion Development. Micros – anOPN Platinum partner – has been working closely with Oracle product managementteams in applying industry best practices in the development of theirsolutions. Their current application suite for the hospitality industry wasbuilt on Oracle Forms and the Oracle database running on MS Windows. The nextgeneration of this suite is being developed and released in modules that arenow based on Oracle FMW (including ADF) 11g technologies and Oracle Database11g all running on Oracle Linux. The primary driver was that of modernization and hence the reasonOracle ADF was selected to provide a rich UI for business processes that couldbe served up through traditional methods or through mobile devices globally.SOA Suite & ADF allowed for loosely-coupled services that could evolve withthe needs of the business. Micros's application innovations includes the use of business application portlets that have been published from ADF Faces Task Flows generated using WebCenter portlet libraries  & Oracle Metadata Services (MDS) with multi-layered customizations using Oracle WebCenter Composer. PCS (Marfin Egnatia Bank of Greece) – PCS Wealth Management is a WMSoftware Solution, which captures and automates the WM business processesallowing Service Providers to allocate enough time and effort into CustomerService and Investment Strategies, under Advisory or Execution-Only Services. The Product is built upon the latest Web Technologies andensures Best Practices covering all functional expectations, meeting localregulatory requirements and discovering successful opportunities for the WMCustomers' Portfolios. The new unified WealthManagement system offers an unparalleled User Interface taking full advantage ofthe user friendly ADF Faces Components to a great extent, all serving PrivateBanking purposes. The application offers a true Account Officer Cockpit withshallow navigation, one-click access to informed decisions and a perfectcustomer service. ADF Grids and Pivots, the Data Visualization Components, aswell as the Calendar and Map Components are cleverly used to help the usereliminate the usage of Excel, Outlook and other systems. PCS's application is unique in the way it leverages the ADF Faces data visualization components to create a truly attractive and insightful dashboard for their application. PCS Wealth Management Demo Qualcomm – Qualcomm, a$17B per year company, designs and sells semiconductor products for wirelesstelecommunications, mobile and computing markets. In addition, Qualcommcompanies provide various hardware and software products to facilitate thedesign, development and deployment of phones and the applications that run onthem. Qualcomm’s challenge has been to not only developand deploy new business system functions to keep pace with customer demand, butalso to provide a customer collaboration capability that is sufficientlyrobust, easy to use, and flexible to meet emerging and future needs. Qualcomm has taken successful steps in buildingand deploying the customer engagement platform Ieveraging various Oracletechnologies including Fusion Middleware (ADF, SOA, OBIEE) and their proven ERPfoundation of EBS and 11g databases. Thenew platform delivers a more unified and “seamless” business solution with aconsistent, modern “look and feel” all based on standardbusiness processes which facilitate efficient collaboration with Qualcomm andits customers. The look and feel leveragesADF in innovative ways and includes hover over navigation, custom paginationcomponents, and skinning. Qualcomm has exposed a services layer that providessignificant functionality including order-to-ship, quote-to-order, customer on-boardingand contract validation. Qualcomm's creative designs leverage Oracle's SOA Suite to integrate with Oracle EBS and desperate applications to provide a rich user interface through the use use of Oracle ADF Faces Rich Client Components providing a self-service solution to their customers.

Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards honor customers for their cutting-edge solutions using Oracle Fusion Middleware. Winners are selected based on the uniqueness of theirbusiness case, business...

Oracle ADF Mobile - Develop iOS and Android Mobile Applications with Oracle ADF

We are very happy to announce the release of Oracle ADF Mobile.  The new Oracle ADF Mobile enables developers to build applications that run on iOS and Android devices. Several unique aspects to Oracle ADF Mobile solution: Develop once run on many - same code base used for both iOS and Android applicaitons Uses Java - no need to learn device specific languages Leverage ADF - same concepts you are familiar with (component based UI construction, taskflow, data controls) Leverage JDeveloper - same development environment you know, same declarative and visual style. Create native looking applications - HTML 5 based UI components (that you can also skin) Use device services - Leverage the camera, SMS, location, contact etc without learning device specific APIs Create Hybrid applications - run on the device and able to consume remote data and UI if needed Here is the 3 minute introduction Oracle ADF Mobile is available as an extension to Oracle JDeveloper 11.1.2.3 - use the help->check for updates to install it. Then head over to the Oracle ADF Mobile page for all the resources you need. If you are an Oracle ADF developer, it's time to update your resume - you are now a mobile device developer too :-)

We are very happy to announce the release of Oracle ADF Mobile.  The new Oracle ADF Mobile enables developers to build applications that run on iOS and Android devices. Several unique aspects to Oracle...

Who's Talking about Oracle ADF Essentials 11.1.2.3: News & Blogs?

With the recent release of Oracle ADF Essentials - The core of Oracle ADF which is free, numerous online news sources, developers, Oracle Aces, and Oracle PMs have been furiously blogging / writing articles about this news with excitement.  Here is some of the messaging all in one place for your review. News coverage on Oracle ADF Essentials 11.1.2.3:Computerworld, ITworld and InfoWorld: Oracle releases free ADF EssentialseWEEK: Oracle Launches Free Version of Application Development FrameworkIT Business Edge: Oracle Starts to Embrace App ServersCMSWire: Oracle Debuts Free Version of its ADF Application Building ToolsInfoQ: Oracle Launches Free Version of Application Development FrameworkComputer Business Review: Oracle unveils Application Development Framework EssentialsThe Register: Oracle woos open sourcers with free Java web framework Blog entries on Oracle ADF Essentials 11.1.2.3: Oracle ADF Core Functionality Now Available for Free - Presenting Oracle ADF Essentials by JDeveloper PMs Blog ADF Essentials - Available for free and certified on GlassFish! by delabassee JDeveloper 11.1.2.3.0 is out together with Oracle ADF Essentials by Timo Hahn ADF Essentials (A Free Version) Released by Chad Thompson ADF Essentials - Quick Technical Review by Andrejus Baranovskis Develop and Deploy ADF applications free of charge using the new ADF Essentials" by Lucas Jellema Free! ADF Essentials! by Angus Myles Oracle ADF Essentials by Stijn Haus Free Version of Oracle ADF Framework available by Robin Muller-Bady ADF Essentials Release by Eingestellt von Markus Klenke Free version of Oracle ADF - ADF Essentials by Emilio Petrangeli Oracle ADF Essentials - finally free by Jakub Pawlowski Oracle ADF Essentials, a Free Version of ADF by Jake Kuramot

With the recent release of Oracle ADF Essentials - The core of Oracle ADF which is free, numerous online news sources, developers, Oracle Aces, and Oracle PMs have been furiously blogging /...

Oracle ADF Core Functionality Now Available for Free - Presenting Oracle ADF Essentials

We are happy to announce the new Oracle ADF Essentials - afree to develop and deploy version of the core technologies at the base ofOracle ADF – Oracle’s strategicdevelopment framework that was used, among other things, to build the newgeneration of the enterprise Oracle Fusion Applications. This release isaligned with the new Oracle JDeveloper 11.1.2.3 version that we released today. Oracle ADF Essentials enables developers to use thefollowing free: Oracle ADF Faces Rich Client components –over 150 JSF 2.0 components that include extensive charting and data visualization components, supports skinning, internalization, accessibility and touch gestures and providing advanced Ajax, windowing, drag and drop and other UI capabilities in a declarative way. Oracle ADF Controller – an extension on top of the JSF controller providing complete process flow definition and enabling advanced reusability of flows inside page’s regions. Oracle ADF Binding – a declarative way to bind various business services to JSF user interfaces eliminating tedious managed-beans coding. Oracle ADF Business Components – a declarative layer for building Java based business services on top of relational databases. The main goal of Oracle ADF Essentials is to bring the benefits of Oracle ADF to a broader community of developers. If you arealready using Oracle ADF, a key new functionality for you would be theability to deploy your application on GlassFish. Several otherinteresting points: We provide instructions for deployment of Oracle ADF Essentials on GlassFish and officially support this platform for Oracle ADF Essentials deployment. Developers can choose to use the whole Oracle ADF Essentials, or just pieces of the technology. Visual development for Oracle ADF Essentials is provided in Oracle JDeveloper. Eclipse support via Oracle Enterprise for Eclipse (OEPE) is also planned. Want to learn more? Here is a quick overview and development demo of Oracle ADFEssentials For more visit the Oracle ADF Essentials page on OTN

We are happy to announce the new Oracle ADF Essentials - afree to develop and deploy version of the core technologies at the base of Oracle ADF – Oracle’s strategicdevelopment framework that was...

Oracle ADF at Oracle OpenWorld 2012

This year is going to be very busy for Oracle ADF developers who'll attend Oracle Open World. Check out the list of Oracle ADF related sessions, labs, demos and other Oracle ADF activities.  This list will help you not to miss any ADF related activity. We have over 50 ADF related sessions, multiple labs including new ones on ADF Mobile, Application Life Cycle Management and ADF in Eclipse, we'll have several demo booths where you can meet product managers, and we'll be featured in several keynotes as well. While we have several "beginners" sessions, you'll find that we have a lot of in-depth technical sessions and sessions that cover best-practices too. Of course, it is not just us product managers presenting about Oracle ADF, there are a lot of Oracle ADF sessions presented by customers, Oracle ACEs, and other developers. So you can learn from the experience of real life implementations. Note that the ADF content starts early on Sunday with a full set of Oracle ADF sessions arranged for you by the Oracle ADF Enterprise Methodology Group - so plan your trip accordingly and be there early Sunday morning. First thing on Monday morning, don't miss the keynote for Oracle ADF developers at 10:45 at the Marriott Marquis - Salon 8 - "The Future of Development for Oracle Fusion—From Desktop to Mobile to Cloud". We are also arranging a meet-up of developers using Oracle ADF at the OTN Lounge on Wed at 4:30pm - and we would love to meet you there - this will also give you an opportunity to meet other Oracle ADF users and members of the community. And after that we can all head over to the big Wed party to see Pearl Jam and Kings of Leon. One recommendation for those who are already registered - start planning your schedule and booking your place in the sessions now through the schedule builder. This will guarantee that you won't be left out of sessions you want to attend due room size limitations. Oracle OpenWorld 2013 will be a must attend event for serious Oracle ADF developers - don't miss it.

This year is going to be very busy for Oracle ADF developers who'll attend Oracle Open World. Check out the list of Oracle ADF related sessions, labs, demos and other Oracle ADF activities.  This list...

ORACLE Fusion Middleware Summer Camps in Lisbon: Includes Advanced ADF Training by Oracle Product Management

From July 9th - JUly 13th 2012, Frank Nimphius and Grant Ronald from the JDeveloper and ADF Product Management team present an 4 1/2 day advanced ADF Training Lisbon for the EMEA Oracle SOA Community. The training runs in parallel to an advanced WebCenter training giving you a chance to network with your peers during breaks and lunch. See below announcement by the ORACLE EMEA SOA Community for details:For Specialized partners who are working on following projects & opportunities, we (Oracle) offer these advanced summer camps:    ADF 11g     WebCenter Portal     SOA Suite 11g     ADF for BPM Suite 11     WebCenter Sites 11g All training sessions will be from HQ product management and our PTS team. The sessions will take place in July in Lisbon Portugal and Munich Germany. . Participation is limited to two people per company and bootcamp. Registration is handled by first come first serve, please pay attention to the skill requirements, the pre-requisitions and the follow up! We will not accept people onto the training who do not match the criteria!Lisbon: Monday, July 9th 11:00AM - Friday July 13th 16:00 PM (Lisbon time)ADF 11g advanced training by Grant Ronald and Frank NimphiusWebCenter Portal advanced training by Stefan Krantz and Angelo SantagataCost: Free of charge, cancelation or no-show fee 2.000€Bootcamps are limited to 20 persons first come first serveFor details and registration please visit Lisbon registration page

From July 9th - JUly 13th 2012, Frank Nimphius and Grant Ronald from the JDeveloper and ADF Product Management team present an 4 1/2 day advanced ADF Training Lisbon for the EMEA Oracle SOA Community....

Oracle ADF Product Management is Hiring

We're hiring! The Oracle ADF Product Management team is looking for experienced and talented individuals to be responsible for the development of key areas of ADF. As a software framework for application developers in the enterprise market, these product management positions require a blend of business savvy and technical expertise, with a strong dose of results orientation. 1. Inbound Product Manager for ADF Model Are you an oracle of Java EE? Wizard of database design? Do you excel in working in fast-paced team environments? Bring your energy, expertise, and enthusiasm to Oracle and grow your career by delivering the next-generation software platform for applications deployed on-premise or available in the cloud. 2. Inbound Product Manager for ADF FacesADF Faces is cutting edge -- providing dynamic user interface components that are changing the way users interact with browser-based applications. If you have what it takes to lead ADF Faces through the twists and turns of evolving standards and ever-shifting trends, we want to hear from you!3. Outbound Product Manager - Oracle ADFDo you have a desire to help others be successful with Oracle ADF? The ADF Product Management team are looking for a candidate with strong ADF skills to join a team tasked with enabling the success of ADF customers and developers. You could be performing an architecture review, advising on best practices, training new ADF developers, convincing a company that ADF is the best choice for them or even building on line learning material. If you want to work with the brightest minds in the ADF world we want to hear from you! 4. Curriculum DeveloperIf you are an instructional designer with an eye for technologies like ADF, or if you are an ADF enthusiast and excel at creatively producing technical content, then we would like to hear from you. We’re looking for a curriculum developer to join our ADF Curriculum team, which is tasked with ensuring that our customers develop ADF applications successfully by publishing high quality courses, tutorials, demonstrations, and more for both classroom-based and online delivery. 

We're hiring! The Oracle ADF Product Management team is looking for experienced and talented individuals to be responsible for thedevelopment of key areas of ADF. As a software framework...

Oracle ADF Developer - A bimonthly newsletter for developers interested in or using the Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF).

The inaugural Oracle ADF Developer Newsletter is scheduled to make its appearance the first week of June. This newsletter will cover everything Oracle JDeveloper/ADF and OEPE/ADF from Events, Blog entries not only from Oracle Product Management and Development but also from ACE Directors and others developing with Oracle ADF, new ADF Insiders and much more.  What is required of you to receive this newsletter? Simply subscribe via your Oracle Web Account or if you don't have one, it only takes a few steps to create one. Here are the steps, along with images, to follow in modifying/creating your Oracle Web Account and subscribing to the new Oracle ADF Newsletter. Creating a new Oracle Web Account Go to http://www.oracle.com and select "Sign In/Register for Account". Select "Sign Up for a free Oracle Web account". Complete the New User Registration Page. Under Subscription Center | Oracle Technology News select "Oracle ADF Developer". Be sure to Confirm/Save the page and you will receive the first Oracle ADF Developer newsletter in June.  Modify existing Oracle Web Account Go to http://www.oracle.com. Login with your credentials by selecting "Sign In/Register for Account". Once authenticated, select "Account". Under Subscription Center | Oracle Technology News select "Oracle ADF Developer". Be sure to Confirm/Save the page and you will receive the first Oracle ADF Developer newsletter in June. Oracle employees can subscribe via the Access Provision System (APS) and should follow these steps internally: Go to APS Click the Access & Mailing Lists tab Choose the Beehive Groups subtab Under "Group Action" select "Subscribe to Groups" In Groups Name field, view all newsletters by searching for "%ADF%" Select the newsletters needed and click "Next Step"The group name of the newsletter is  NL_ORACLE_ADF_DEVELOPER_WW_GRP

The inaugural Oracle ADF Developer Newsletter is scheduled to make its appearance the first week of June. This newsletter will cover everything Oracle JDeveloper/ADF and OEPE/ADF from Events, Blog...

Call for Nominations: Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards 2012

Oracle is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2012 Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards. Jointly sponsored by Oracle, OAUG, QUEST, ODTUG, IOUG, AUSOUG and UKOUG, the Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards honor organizations using Oracle Fusion Middleware to deliver unique business value. This year, the awards will recognize customers across eight distinct categories: Oracle Exalogic Cloud Application Foundation Service Integration (SOA) and BPM WebCenter Identity Management Data Integration Application Development Framework and Fusion Development Business Analytics (BI, EPM, Exalytics) If you consider yourself a pioneer, using these solutions in innovative ways to achieve significant business value, submit your nomination for the 2012 Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards by Friday, July 17th, 2012, for a chance to win a FREE registration to Oracle OpenWorld 2012 in San Francisco, California.   Top customers will be showcased at Oracle OpenWorld 2012, get a chance to mingle with Oracle executives, network with their peers and be featured in Oracle Magazine. To be considered for this award, complete the Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards nomination form and send to Innovation-Middleware_us@oracle.com.

Oracle is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2012 Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards. Jointly sponsored by Oracle, OAUG, QUEST, ODTUG, IOUG, AUSOUG and UKOUG, theOracle...

Great ADF Content at Collaborate 12

If you are attending the Collaborate 12 conference this month in Las Vegas and you are interested in Oracle ADF you are going to be very busy. There are more than 20 sessions covering ADF and a special Wednesday ADF Enterprise Methodology Group event focused on ADF. Session range from how to get started to deep technical dives and real world war stories of customers and their implementations. Also don't forget to drop by the Oracle ADF booth at the Oracle Demoground and say hello. Here is a quick list of session that list ADF as a keyword in their content: Sun. Apr. 22 9613 A Fusion Approach to Building Unified and Scalable Applications With Rich User Experience 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Mon. Apr. 23 669 Fusion DBA Boot Camp: Tailoring Your Application to Customer Needs in a Upgrade-safe Way - Support in ADF and Fusion Apps 9:45 am - 10:45 am Mon. Apr. 23 438 Oracle Fusion Applications Security 9:45 am - 10:45 am Mon. Apr. 23 176 How to get started with Oracle ADF 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm Mon. Apr. 23 330 Fusion DBA Boot Camp: Implementing Self-Service Portals for Partners/Distributors Using EBS/WebCenter/Fusion Technologies 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Mon. Apr. 23 288 Working with Portlets in ADF and Webcenter 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Tue. Apr. 24 503 Who’s Converting My Portal? 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Tue. Apr. 24 9370 Coexistence of Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Fusion Applications: Platform Perspective 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Wed. Apr. 25 647 Developing Custom BI Solutions - OBIEE vs. Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) 9:30 am - 10:30 am Wed. Apr. 25 173 ADF: A Path to the Future for Dinosaur Nerds 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Wed. Apr. 25 581 How Will You Build Your Next System? 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Wed. Apr. 25 10351 Integrating CRM On Demand With the E-Business Suite to Supercharge Your Sales Team 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Wed. Apr. 25 9348 Mobile,ADF, Coherence and Live Data Streaming? A Herbalife Case Study 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Wed. Apr. 25 566 Getting Started with ADF 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Wed. Apr. 25 775 WebCenter Portal Template Design and Development Best Practices 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Wed. Apr. 25 791 Surfacing Oracle Social Network into Your Business Applications 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Wed. Apr. 25 9407 The Latest Oracle E-Business Suite Release User Interface and Usability Enhancements 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Wed. Apr. 25 100080 Extending JD Edwards with Oracle ADF and Oracle SOA Suite 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Wed. Apr. 25 172 JDeveloper ADF and the Oracle database – friends not foes 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Wed. Apr. 25 595 Achieving Real-Time Social Collaboration in WebCenter 11g 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Wed. Apr. 25 164 ADF + Faces: Do I Have to Write ANY Java code? 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm Thu. Apr. 26 257 Mobile App Development with Oracle ADF Mobile: develop once and for all 8:30 am - 9:30 am Thu. Apr. 26 177 Understanding Oracle ADF and its role in Oracle Fusion Middleware 9:45 am - 10:45 am Thu. Apr. 26 523 Making Next-Generation Mobile Apps With The Latest ADF Mobile Tools 9:45 am - 10:45 am Thu. Apr. 26 356 ADF Integration with WebCenter Content 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

If you are attending the Collaborate 12 conference this month in Las Vegas and you are interested in Oracle ADF you are going to be very busy. There are more than 20 sessions covering ADF and a...

Oracle Developer Day: Athens Greece

Customers & Partners, We invite you to the 2-day Oracle Developer Day 2011, Athens, Greece, which will take place at the Hotel Royal Olympic, on Tuesday, December 6th and Wednesday, December 7, 2011. The Developer Day 2011 event covers a large range of technical information by Oracle Development Tools Product Management and includes various tracks including Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) using Oracle JDeveloper, ADF development for .NET developers, SOA and BPM. This is a FREE event but requires that you register for each session you want to attend.The maximum number of participants in each session is topped out at 20 so it is important to register immediately before the event fills up. Each participant may not attend more than one session per day (with the exception of the Plenary session on the first day) and must bring their own laptop (minimum installed RAM: 4GB) to be able to participate. For more information contact  Elena Diamond at 210 6789 200 or marketing_gr@oracle.com REGISTER TODAY! Program Developer Day 2011 Tuesday 6 / 12 Plenary session 08.30 - 09.00 Registration and coffee 09.00 - 09.45 Oracle Development Tools Strategy,   09.45 - 10.30 Oracle JDeveloper / ADF 11g AS Strategic and Middleware Fundamental enablers HandsOn Seminars Tuesday 6 / 12, Hands on seminar I: 11.00 - 17.00 Enterprise Java 6, Open Source and the Cloud Includes presentations and hands-on products and tools such as Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle Glassfish Server, NetBeans, Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse, TopLink, Maven, Hudson. 13.00 - 14.00 Lunch break Tuesday 6 / 12, Hands on seminar II: 11.00 - 17.00 ADF Development with Oracle JDeveloper Includes presentations and hands-on products and tools such as Oracle JDeveloper Studio, Oracle ADF 11g, Oracle WebCenter Portal 13.00 - 14.00 Lunch break Wednesday 7 / 12, Hands on Seminar III: 09.00 - 17.00 ADF Development  for. Net Developers Includes presentations and hands-on emphasis on productivity and operational solutions that includes Java, Oracle JDeveloper Studio and Oracle ADF 11g compared to Microsoft. Net Framework. 13.00 - 14.00 Lunch break Wednesday 7 / 12, Hands on seminar IV: 09.00 - 17.00 SOA / BPM Development with Oracle JDeveloper Studio Includes presentations and hands-on products and tools such as Oracle BPM Studio, Oracle BPM Composer, Oracle Business Rules and Oracle JDeveloper with  focus in particular on the modeling and integration of business flows / processes and the handling of human tasks. 13.00 - 14.00 Lunch break

Customers & Partners, We invite you to the 2-day Oracle Developer Day 2011, Athens, Greece, which will take place at the Hotel Royal Olympic, on Tuesday, December 6th and Wednesday, December 7, 2011. The...

OTN Developer Day: Rich Enterprise Applications

Get Hands-on with Oracle Jdeveloper, Oracle Application Developer Framework and Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g.You are invited to attend Oracle Technology Network (OTN) Developer Day, a free, hands-on workshop that will give you insight into how to create Ajax-enabled rich Web user interfaces and Java EE-based SOA services with ease.We'll introduce you to the development platform Oracle is using for its Fusion enterprise applications, and show you how to get up to speed with it. The workshop will get you started developing with the latest versions of Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle ADF 11g, including the Ajax-enabled ADF Faces rich client components, Oracle WebCenter and Oracle BPM.Tuesday November 1, 20118:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.Hilton Anaheim 777 Convention WayAnaheim, CA 92802 This workshop is designed for developers, project managers, and architects. Whether you are currently using Java, traditional 4GL tools like Oracle Forms, PeopleTools, and Visual Basic, or just looking for a better development platform - this session is for you. Get explanation from Oracle experts, try your hands at actual development. Come see how Oracle can help you deliver cutting edge UIs and standard -based applications faster with the Oracle Fusion Development software stack. At this event you will: Get to know the Oracle Fusion development architecture and strategy from Oracle's experts.Learn the easy way to extend your existing development skill sets to incorporate new technologies and architectures that include Service-Oriented Architecture, Java EE, and Web 2.0Participate in hands-on labs and experience new technologies in a familiar and productive development environment with Oracle experts guidance.Click on the Register Now Anaheim, CA to register for the FREE event. Don't miss your exclusive opportunity to network with your peers and discuss today's most vital application development topics with Oracle experts.

Get Hands-on with Oracle Jdeveloper, Oracle Application Developer Framework and Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g. You are invited to attend Oracle Technology Network (OTN) Developer Day,a free, hands-on...

OTN Developer Day Rich Enterprise Applications (REA) - Austin

Register Now! Tuesday, August 30, 2011: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Four Seasons Hotel Austin: 98 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701 In Person: Space is limited. Register today! Discover a Faster Way to Develop Ajax-enabled Applications - Based on Java and SOA Standards Get Hands-on with Oracle JDeveloper, Oracle Application Developer Framework, Oracle WebCenter, and Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g You are invited to attend Oracle Technology Network (OTN) Developer Day, a free, hands-on workshop that will give you insight into how to create Rich Enterprise Applications – server side, rich web applications that are pre-integrated to enterprise technology. You’ll learn how to develop Rich Internet Applications that connect to Portals, Collaboration Services, Business Processes and Workflows. We’ll introduce you to the development platform Oracle is using for its Fusion enterprise applications, and show you how to get up to speed with it. The workshop will get you started developing with Oracle JDeveloper, Oracle ADF 11g, Oracle BPM Suite and Oracle WebCenter, including the Ajax-enabled ADF Faces rich client components. This workshop is designed for developers, project managers, and architects. Whether you are currently using Java, traditional 4GL tools like Oracle Forms, PeopleTools, and Visual Basic, or just looking for a better development platform – this session is for you. Get explanation from Oracle experts, try your hands at actual development. Come see how Oracle can help you deliver cutting edge UIs and standards-based applications faster with the Oracle Fusion Development software stack. At this event you will: Get to know the Oracle Fusion development architecture and strategy from Oracle experts. Learn the easy way to extend your existing development skill sets to incorporate new technologies and architectures that include Service-Oriented Architecture, Java EE, Collaboration and Portal Services, and Web 2.0. Participate in hands-on labs and experience new technologies in a familiar and productive development environment with Oracle experts guidance. Click on the Register now link for this FREE event. Don't miss your exclusive opportunity to network with your peers and discuss today's most vital application development topics with Oracle experts. Agenda 8:00 a.m. Registration 9:00 a.m. The Fusion Development Platform Overview 10:30 a.m. Break 10:45 a.m. Developing Reusable Business Services 11:30 a.m. Developing Rich Web User Interface and Portals 12:30 p.m. Lunch 1:15 p.m. Developing Agile Business Processes 2:00 p.m. Hands on Lab 4:30 p.m. Wrap up and prize drawing Click here to view Session Abstracts. Register Now!

Register Now! Tuesday, August 30, 2011: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Four Seasons Hotel Austin: 98 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701 In Person: Space is limited. Register today! Discover a Faster Way to...

How to Skin the Navigation Pane component

I was recently asked if the navigationPane component could be styled to look like the below example.  The answer is, obviously, yes.  In this article, I will show how to skin a navigationPane of type Bar to meet a desired look and feel.   Default navigationPane with hints=bar Styled navigationPane with hints=bar First, determine if you want to set any background for your navigationPane and style the af|navigationPane-bar::body selector accordingly.  af|navigationPane-bar::body {background-color:aqua;} Then determine the style of the commandNavigationItem links inside of the navigationPane and set the af|navigationPane-bar::link selector accordingly.  Set properties such as font-size, font-weight, color, padding. af|navigationPane-bar::link{  color:#333333;  font-size: 16px;   padding-top: 20px;   padding-bottom: 20px;   padding-left: 18px;   padding-right: 15px;} Consider whether you want to skin the commanNavigationItem links for :hover or :selected.  For instance, if you want a background image with an arrow to show the currently selected.  (Note, in the below code snippet we are reusing an image that is delivered as a part of our ADF skins for simplicity of this code sample.) af|navigationPane-bar::link:selected{  font-weight: bold;   background-image: url("/afr/fusion/splittervc.png");  background-repeat: no-repeat;   background-position: bottom; } Lastly, either replace the existing separator icon whose dimensions are 2px by 17px with a new image and set the height and width to your new image using the af|navigationPane-bar::separator-icon-style selector. Or, choose not to have a separator icon as the example shows below. af|navigationPane-bar::separator-icon-style{  background-image: none;   width: 0px; }af|navigationPane-bar::separator-icon{  content: inhibit; } There are other changes that you can make to this component such as the style of the access key, the overflow indicators, and more states such as disabled.  Check out the new ADF Skin Editor and discover the available selectors for all of ADF Faces components.  

I was recently asked if the navigationPane component could be styled to look like the below example.  The answer is, obviously, yes.  In this article, I will show how to skin a navigationPane of type...

OTN Virtual Developer Day on JDEV/ADF, WebCenter, BPM

OTN Virtual Developer Day is back! This event on Rich Enterprise Applications, powered by ADF, is our biggest ever: Keynotes, Sessions, demos, moderated chat, VirtualBox hands on labs, Enterprise Methodology Group and ACE presentations, and much more!  The event features five content tracks, lots of hands on and session content, and as always, ADF experts to engage with you 1:1  ----  Basic, Advanced, Hands On, Best Practices, Enterprise.Learn about JDeveloper/ADF, WebCenter and BPM. Register now for May 3rd event in the US, or other international - friendly times and dates in May & June.REGISTER TODAY: OTN Virtual Developer Day: Rich Enterprise Applications, powered by ADFUPCOMING DATES:N. America / US West - Tuesday, May 3rd, 201108:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. US PT US East / Central and South America - Tuesday, May 17th, 201108:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. US Eastern Time09:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Brazil time Europe / Russia - Tuesday, May 31st, 201108:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. U.K. Time9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. CET Asia Pacific / All English Speaking Countries - Thursday, June 2nd, 20119:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. India Standard Time12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Singapore Time2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Australian Eastern Standard Time Asia Pacific / China - Thursday, June 9th, 20119:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Beijing Time

OTN Virtual Developer Day is back! This event on Rich Enterprise Applications, powered by ADF, is our biggest ever: Keynotes, Sessions, demos, moderated chat, VirtualBox hands on labs,Enterprise...

ADF Insider Essentials launched to help skill up ADF developers

I'm pleased to announce we have just launched a new series ofonline learning aids for Oracle ADF.  The ADF Insider Essentialsseries is a collection of short live demonstrations of the essentialskills, tips and techniques that developers and their teams will requireforbuilding ADF applications.  Not only will this series act as agoogleable list of common ADF recipes, but can also serve as a valuablelearning aid to bridge the gap between the formal education of, forexample, an Oracle University course, and the real-world hands-onapplication building.So, if you are looking for how to iterate through the rows in aview object you might google and find this ADF Insider Essentials example.  Alternatively, aspart of your skilling up in ADF, a new developer might visit the pageof ADF Insider Essentials Tasks and test to see ifthey can work out the answer to a common ADF task.  They can then checkyour answer against the recorded demo.The ADF Insider Essentials Tasksis therefore a great way of setting a new development team goals thatencourage working out common real world ADF problems which will reallypush and strengthen ADF skills.We are launching with 11 sample tasks, which are available onOTN on the ADF Insider Essentials page and the ADF Insider Essentials Tasks page.  We've alsouploaded the content onto YouTube where we have an ADFInsiderEssentialschannel.  And of course, we'll be adding more content.

I'm pleased to announce we have just launched a new series of online learning aids for Oracle ADF.  The ADF Insider Essentials series is a collection of short live demonstrations of the essentialskills...

ADF Insider: Product Managers explain ADF 101 - New JavaScript session

The ADF Insider series provides Camtesia recordings introducing Oracle ADF and Oracle JDeveloper feature areas in depth. The recordings are meant to be on an intermediate level, but should be good to follow for beginners as well. The latest session uploaded to the ADF Insider page http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/adf/learnmore/adfinsider-093342.html is "How to use JavaScript in Oracle ADF Faces". In this 60 minute recording we introduce the ADF Faces client architecture and show how to work with JavaScript in ADF Faces. If you never heard about dos and donts of using JavaScript in ADF Faces, watch  the recording - it surely saves you time:http://download.oracle.com/otn_hosted_doc/jdeveloper/11gdemos/adf-insider-javascript/adf-insider-javascript.htmlIf you have ideas/requirements for recordings you want to see on the ADF Insider site, feel free and start a thread on the OTN forum for Oracle JDeveloper: http://forums.oracle.com/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=83. For example, already on our list are recordings about contextual events, debugging and exception handling. However, your feedback helps us to provide an even better service.Also note that "ADF Insider Essentials" is in the planning. This "little brother" of te ADF Insider site will focus on 5-10 minutes how-to recordings addressing beginners that just quickly want to know how to implement a feature. We expect this site to be up and alive be the end of 2010 or early 2011. Again, if you have suggestions of what we should show (keep the 5 minute length in mind), post your suggestions to http://forums.oracle.com/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=83.Frank

The ADF Insider series provides Camtesia recordings introducing Oracle ADF and Oracle JDeveloper feature areas in depth. The recordings are meant to be on an intermediate level, but should be good to...

JDeveloper and ADF Sessions at UKOUG 2010

Next week is the UKOUG in Birmingham.  This is one, if not the, biggest OUG in Europe and usually has a great turnout of presenters and presentations.  The following are some great presentations from Oracle colleagues on the topic of ADF and JDeveloper.  Please check the agenda to confirm timings.On Monday:"The Quick Start Guide to Fusion Development" Grant Ronald"ADFs Best Kept Secret - Creating Dynamic ADF tables and forms" Grant Ronald"Guidelines for moving Oracle Forms to Oracle ADF and SOA" Steven Davelaar"An Introduction to Functional Patters and Best Practices in Oracle ADF" Duncan Mills"JavaScript in ADF, A Silver Bullet that is not a weapon" Duncan Mills"Database design, generation and reporting using JDeveloper" - Susan DuncanOn Tuesday"Forms to Java and Oracle ADF.  Why, how and what skills do you need" Grant Ronald"Practical ALM, testing and build management in JDeveloper" Susan Duncan"Creating Custom Skins for Oracle ADF Applications"  Grant Ronald"Mastering Customization and Personalization in ADF applications using MDS" Duncan MillsOn Wednesday"Rapid development for mobile devices with Oracle ADF and JDeveloper" Duncan Mills"Get Answers even before asking.  Ajax push in ADF Faces" Matthias Wessendorf"Oracle JHeadstart Forms2ADF Generator: Migrating from Oracle Forms to a Best Practice ADF Application" Steven Davelaar"Tips and Tricks to add to your ADF Armoury" Grant Ronald"Putting down roots: Building the schema for an ADF genealogy application using JDeveloper 11g" - John Cobb

Next week is the UKOUG in Birmingham.  This is one, if not the, biggest OUG in Europe and usually has a great turnout of presenters andpresentations.  The following are some great presentations from...

Installing JDeveloper Extensions Locally

Due to infrastructure changes in OTN's download server infrastructure you might encounter issues downloading and installing JDeveloper extensions using the Check for Updates mechanism.The problem results in empty files being downloaded and of course in non-functioning extensions.We are working to resolve this issue, but until a patch is available here is a simple workaround that you can use to download and install extensions.The list of extensions is accessible in these URLs:http://www.oracle.com/ocom/groups/public/@otn/documents/webcontent/156082.xmlhttp://www.oracle.com/ocom/groups/public/@otn/documents/webcontent/131167.xmlTo install an extension follow these simple steps:Locate the extension that you are after in the above mentioned URLsDownload the extension to your machine (the extension will be packaged as a zip file - don't unzip the extension).In JDeveloper use the help->check for updates and instead of choosing from the existing update centers choose the "Install From Local File" option, and point to the zip file you have downloaded.Restart JDeveloper to complete the extension installation.Important notesMany of the extensions will have multiple versions in the above URLs.It is important to choose the version that matches your specific JDeveloper version.To verify your current JDeveloper version use the help->about option.Some extensions might depend on other extensions being installed - to check this look at the requirements section of the extension description.

Due to infrastructure changes in OTN's download server infrastructure you might encounter issues downloading and installing JDeveloper extensions using the Check for Updates mechanism.The problem...

DOAG (German User Group) - November 16 - 18

Though busy on all frontiers, the Oracle JDeveloper / ADF Product Management team is looking forward to the German User Group conference (DOAG) next week in Nuremberg. Grant Ronald, Lynn Munsinger, Susan Duncan and Frank Nimphius attend DOAG with the following sessions: 16.11. =====10:00-10:45 Forms to Java and Oracle ADF - Why? How? (Grant Ronald)11:00-11:45 Tips and Tricks to add to your ADF armony    (Grant Ronald)12:00-12:45 Getting answers without asking, Ajax push in ADF Faces (Frank Nimphius)13:00-13:45 Mastering customization and personalisation in Oracle ADF and WebCenter (Frank Nimphius)17.11=====12:00-12:45 Rapid Development for Mobile Devices with Oracle JDeveloper (Lynn Munsinger)13:00-13:45 Database Design using Oracle JDeveloper (Susan Duncan)18.11======09:00-9:45 Enabling Application Lifecycle Management with Oracle JDeveloper (Susan Duncan)13:00-13:45 ADF best kept secret: Creating dynamic ADF forms and tables (Lynn Munsinger)... but this is just us. If you are attending the DOAG conference, check out other ADF focused presentations conducted by the who-is-who of the German ADF community. Plus, an ADF Enterprise Methodology session moderated by Simon Haslam on Thursday.Frank

Though busy on all frontiers, the Oracle JDeveloper / ADF Product Management team is looking forward to the German User Group conference (DOAG) next week in Nuremberg. Grant Ronald, Lynn Munsinger,...

Options for creating POC mockups in ADF

Sometimes a working application is only a secondary goal of a job and all you want to prove is the ability to build a specific layout or functionality using Oracle ADF. So what are your options?One of my favorite option is a POJO model that I created a while ago and that mimics the Oracle HR schema. It does allow CRUD and search operations. Just download the ZIP file and add it to an Oracle JDeveloper workspace. Youcan use this POJO model toCreate a JavaBean Data Control from the SessionFacade classCreate a JAX-WS Web Service from it and the use the Web Service Data Control (in which case you wont be able to persist updates because the WS does not keep state and refreshes the POJO for each request). This also is a good approach for building simple test cases that don't require a database infrastructure.Another option built into the ADF product and recently discussed on the OTN forum, is the Placeholder Data Control. The Placeholder Data Control allows you to construct data structures that are closer to the use case you need to implement than the HR schema possibly is. To learn more about the Placeholder DataControl, see the following tutorialhttp://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/jdev/ccset20-all-097735.htmlFor UI design:http://st-curriculum.oracle.com/obe/jdev/obe11jdev/ps1/adf_richclient/adfrichclient.htmFrank

Sometimes a working application is only a secondary goal of a job and all you want to prove is the ability to build a specific layout or functionality using Oracle ADF. So what are your options?One of...