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 and 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 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:


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