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 - 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 :-)

Tuesday Oct 16, 2012

Who's Talking about Oracle ADF Essentials 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

Blog entries on Oracle ADF Essentials


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