Tuesday Mar 25, 2014

2014 Oracle Excellence Awards: Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation

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:

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

Thursday Mar 20, 2014

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.

Thursday Feb 06, 2014

Oracle ADF Virtual Developer Day - On Demand in YouTube

In November of 2013 we hosted a multi-track virtual developer day dedicated to Oracle ADF.

With thousands of attendees and live question and answers with product managers, this has been a great success.

But for those who weren't able to tune in for the live event, we now offer the session on-demand on youtube,

Everything from an introduction to Oracle ADF to advanced tuning and debugging and from JDeveloper to Eclipse to Mobile.

Check out these play lists:

Track 1: Introduction to Oracle ADF (click to view playlist)

Track 2: Advanced ADF Topics (click to view playlist

Track 3: Oracle ADF Mobile (click to view playlist)

Track 4: Oracle ACEs on ADF (click to view playlist

Check out the content and let us know what you think.

Tuesday Feb 04, 2014

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.

Thursday Oct 31, 2013

Don't Miss - Oracle ADF Virtual Developer Day 2013

With budget cuts all over the world less and less developers get to travel to conferences. So how do you keep up with the latest technical aspects of your development environment? Oracle to the rescue with our Virtual Developer Day.

 We are happy to announce the 2013 Oracle ADF Virtual Developer Days

Online sessions that include a live Q&A with product managers that will cover everything you need to know about Oracle ADF - all from the comfort of your office chair.

With sessions that cover best practices, tuning, mobile, Eclipse support and even some getting started information there is something in this day for every level of experience with Oracle ADF - you are sure to learn some new things too!

Sessions are delivered by Oracle product managers with a special track delivered by expert customers covering some advanced topics.

Check out the schedule and register for the event in your time zone.


Wednesday Aug 07, 2013

Become an Oracle specialized partner - for free!

Calling all Oracle partners.  If you want to become specialized in Oracle ADF, now is your chance with 8 ADF worshops running in EMEA in the last quarter of this year.  No excuses not to get skilled up and become a key Oracle partner in the middleware and ADF space.

Monday Aug 05, 2013

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.

Tuesday Jul 30, 2013

Oracle ADF Mobile Virtual Developer Day - Next Week

With companies tightening their hold on budget, travel & events participation are at the top of the list for cuts. Realizing this, and the fact that we can't get every developer to come and attend one of our physical events, we are happy to offer you the opportunity to participate in our upcoming virtual developer day.

On Wed August 7th, we'll be hosting a full half day virtual conference on Mobile Application Development.

Focusing on developing iOS and Android applications with Java and Oracle ADF Mobile, this day will cover everything from considerations for choosing a mobile platform, architecture overview of Oracle's hybrid mobile solution, to deep dive into the building blocks of Oracle ADF Mobile and how you build applications with them. We'll close the day with a guided hands-on lab.

 You are invited to join us for free. Get a half day training that will transform you to become a mobile developer.

Click here to sign up.

Here is the agenda

9:00 a.m. Keynote - Preparing to Go Mobile
9:30 a.m. Introduction to Oracle ADF Moblie
10:30 a.m. ADF Mobile - The Data Layer
11:15 a.m. ADF Mobile - UI Design and Device Integration
12:00 p.m. Hands-on Lab
1:00 p.m. Event Close

Wednesday Jul 24, 2013

Introducing the New Oracle ADF Architecture TV Channel on YouTube


As ADF customers continue to deliver production systems, we see an increased demand for training on ADF application design, architecture & best practices.

In response to these requests, the Oracle's ADF Product Management team is announcing the new ADF Architecture TV channel on YouTube, which will use weekly episodes to discuss over 100 topics that designers, architects, team leaders and senior ADF developers will gain value from.  This new format for online training delivers small consumable chunks for seasoned ADF practitioners beyond the ADF basics.



Oracle's ADF team continues with its unique goal of assisting customers at all levels of ADF adoption, from beginners requiring basic documentation & tutorials, from practitioners looking for different techniques and insider essentials presentations, to ADF developers migrating to ADF Mobile, & now senior ADF staff looking to share best practices, design and architectural patterns. We encourage you to subscribe to the ADF Architecture TV channel if you're ready to take your ADF designs to the next level.



Thursday Jul 11, 2013

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.

Monday Jul 08, 2013

Oracle Forms PJC Extension for JDeveloper is Back

Oracle Forms... anyone remember that?  Well, we do and we wanted to share an update with everyone. 

First, let's start by saying the Oracle Forms product is healthy, happy, and under active development in preparation for the next release.  We have many new features and enhancements planned for the next release, so stay tuned.

Second, as of Monday, June 24th Oracle Forms added its first JDeveloper extension (Forms PJC Wizard 1.0) to the JDev Update Center.  Although this extension has been around for some time, it has finally been added to the Update Center, making installation and updating simple. 
For anyone not familiar with this extension, it is intended to provide a basic template for Oracle Forms developers wanting to add Pluggable Java Components to their Forms applications.  Adding PJCs to a Forms application is a great way to enhance the look-and-feel (and functionality) of any application.

For more information about Oracle Forms, visit our Techlistings page on OTN:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/forms

Monday Apr 15, 2013

ADF Mobile Workshops in California this week

We are running two small scale workshops dedicated to teaching the basics of Oracle ADF Mobile to developers this week.

We still have a few places in each of the locations - so if you are based in California and interested see below:

El Segundo - Wednesday, April 17, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
200 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 400
El Segundo, CA 90245

Irvine - Thursday, April 18, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
17901 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 800
Irvine, CA 92614

 to sign up send an email to - mustafa.rahimi at oracle.com


Tuesday Apr 09, 2013

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:

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.

Monday Apr 01, 2013

Oracle JDeveloper 11.1.1.7.0 Is Out

We are happy to announce the availability of Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle ADF 11.1.1.7.0.

This version is aligned with the rest of the component of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11.1.1.7.0.

The version has several bug fixes, but also contains some new features that you can leverage. Those include:

New simpler look and feel for ADF Faces - Skyros

New data visualization components - Treemap, Sunburst and Timeline

New ADF Faces component - List View, Code Editor and the PanelGridLayout

Enhancements to various ADF Faces components includingL table component now supports pagination (scrollpolicy), file upload support multi-file upload, Calendar component enhancments

Many new features in the ADF Desktop Integration functionality

There are more enhancements and new features that you can read about here.

You can download the new 11.1.1.7.0 version from OTN and you can get the SOA, WebCenter and BI extensions for it from the help->check for updates.

Let us know what you think.

Monday Mar 25, 2013

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
Mon. Apr. 8
9:45 am - 10:45 am
137
Mon. Apr. 8
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
11449
Mon. Apr. 8
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
694
Mon. Apr. 8
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
718
Mon. Apr. 8
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
708
Mon. Apr. 8
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
12408
Mon. Apr. 8
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
175
Mon. Apr. 8
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
704
Mon. Apr. 8
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
304
Tue. Apr. 9
8:00 am - 9:00 am
141
Tue. Apr. 9
10:45 am - 11:45 am
292
Tue. Apr. 9
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
286
Tue. Apr. 9
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
690
Wed. Apr. 10
9:30 am - 10:30 am
513
Wed. Apr. 10
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
350
Wed. Apr. 10
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
788
Wed. Apr. 10
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
11451
Wed. Apr. 10
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
11980

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.

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