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  • September 24, 2012

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

Shay Shmeltzer
Director of Product Management - Oracle

We are happy to announce the new Oracle ADF Essentials - a
free to develop and deploy version of the core technologies at the base of
Oracle ADF – Oracle’s strategic
development framework that was used, among other things, to build the new
generation of the enterprise Oracle Fusion Applications.

This release is
aligned with the new Oracle JDeveloper 11.1.2.3 version that we released today.

Oracle ADF Essentials enables developers to use the
following free:

  • Oracle ADF Faces Rich
    Client component
    s –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 are
already using Oracle ADF, a key new functionality for you would be the
ability to deploy your application on GlassFish.

Several other
interesting 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.

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