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.

Friday Feb 22, 2013

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!

Tuesday Feb 05, 2013

ADF at the RMOUG Conference in Denver next week

There are some great opportunities for you to get up to speed on the latest in the world of Oracle ADF next week in Denver Colorado.

On Monday, we are running a half day workshop about ADF Mobile including a hands-on lab - registration is free. For details scroll to the end of this page.

On Tuesday and Wednesday as part of the RMOUG Training Days conference there are several ADF focused sessions:

Oracle ADF - The No Slides Overview

Develop Compelling On-Device Mobile Apps - The Simple Way

How to Migrate an Oracle Forms Application to Oracle ADF

Complimentary Upgrade to First-Class: ADF Development Team Essentials

Oracle ADF Task Flow Beyond the 10-Minute Demo

Deep Dive into Oracle ADF: Advanced Techniques

Web Development Techniques from an Oracle Fusion Application Developer

The Arrangement of the Screens: Introduction to Layout with Oracle ADF Faces

Beyond the content and the learning opportunity, there are also some great networking opportunities - with such local user groups you get a chance to meet other developers in your area who work on similar technologies - which can be a great way to further extend your knowledge.

 Hope to see you there next week.


Wednesday Dec 19, 2012

Oracle CloudWorld: Social, Mobile, Complete.

Oracle CloudWorldMobile, social, and cloud are redefining how business gets done. Discover what your company can do to take advantage of these new opportunities and gain a competitive advantage at Oracle CloudWorld.

Experience insightful keynotes, real-world case studies, in-depth Q&A sessions, hands-on demos, face-to-face networking, and dedicated tracks for different audiences.

In one day, you'll learn how Oracle Cloud can transform your organization. View Streams and Sessions.

First event is coming soon: Dubai, UAE, January 15 followed by Los Angeles, US, January 29. Check out all the events around the world and find one that fits your schedule. Register Now!

Thursday Nov 01, 2012

Is Oracle ADF Simpler than Oracle Forms - ODTUG Webinar

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

Wednesday Oct 24, 2012

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 – an OPN Platinum partner – has been working closely with Oracle product management teams in applying industry best practices in the development of their solutions. Their current application suite for the hospitality industry was built on Oracle Forms and the Oracle database running on MS Windows. The next generation of this suite is being developed and released in modules that are now based on Oracle FMW (including ADF) 11g technologies and Oracle Database 11g all running on Oracle Linux.

The primary driver was that of modernization and hence the reason Oracle ADF was selected to provide a rich UI for business processes that could be served up through traditional methods or through mobile devices globally. SOA Suite & ADF allowed for loosely-coupled services that could evolve with the 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 WM Software Solution, which captures and automates the WM business processes allowing Service Providers to allocate enough time and effort into Customer Service and Investment Strategies, under Advisory or Execution-Only Services.

The Product is built upon the latest Web Technologies and ensures Best Practices covering all functional expectations, meeting local regulatory requirements and discovering successful opportunities for the WM Customers' Portfolios. The new unified Wealth Management system offers an unparalleled User Interface taking full advantage of the user friendly ADF Faces Components to a great extent, all serving Private Banking purposes.

The application offers a true Account Officer Cockpit with shallow navigation, one-click access to informed decisions and a perfect customer service. ADF Grids and Pivots, the Data Visualization Components, as well as the Calendar and Map Components are cleverly used to help the user eliminate 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 wireless telecommunications, mobile and computing markets. In addition, Qualcomm companies provide various hardware and software products to facilitate the design, development and deployment of phones and the applications that run on them.

Qualcomm’s challenge has been to not only develop and deploy new business system functions to keep pace with customer demand, but also to provide a customer collaboration capability that is sufficiently robust, easy to use, and flexible to meet emerging and future needs.

Qualcomm has taken successful steps in building and deploying the customer engagement platform Ieveraging various Oracle technologies including Fusion Middleware (ADF, SOA, OBIEE) and their proven ERP foundation of EBS and 11g databases. The new platform delivers a more unified and “seamless” business solution with a consistent, modern “look and feel” all based on standard business processes which facilitate efficient collaboration with Qualcomm and its customers. The look and feel leverages ADF in innovative ways and includes hover over navigation, custom pagination components, and skinning. Qualcomm has exposed a services layer that provides significant functionality including order-to-ship, quote-to-order, customer on-boarding and 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.

Monday Oct 22, 2012

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

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 :-)

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