How to become an Oracle ADF expert in one week (or in 1 day if you don't have so much time)

Oracle ADF is an extremely powerful framework for developing SOA-based web applications. Once you have grasped the key concepts of ADF, it is a real pleasure to work with ADF, and to experience how fast you can build really sophisticated stuff. But......as with any advanced framework, there is a learning curve involved, and I have to admit the ADF learning curve might be experienced as rather steep at times. I am often asked, "how long does it take to become a good ADF developer?", and I usually answer "something between 3-6 months".  The problem is that most project managers don't allow you this time, so you simply start your first ADF project, and find out along the way that you should have chosen a fundamentally different approach to make you application components truly flexible, easy to maintain, and reusable.

Well, Oracle has a one-time-only-unique-offer that allows you to become an ADF expert in one week, and get your ADF app right the first time: Attend Oracle Open World 2011, 2-6 october in San Francisco! The 2011 version of OOW has been proclaimed by the ADF EMG as "Year of the ADF developer" and with good reason. There are lots of good ADF sessions at OOW 2011, a complete overview of all ADF sessions can be found here.

If your employer does not allow you a whole week off from your project, you can go for the sunday-shortcut to become an ADF expert in even one day. The ADF EMG has put together an impressive list of speakers and topics, who will all present on sunday october in Moscone room 2000. See you there! (And don't forget to attend my own presentations on sunday 2.00 PM and wednesday 10.15 AM )

Comments:

Hopefully it is as good as you say it is . i have scheduled sunday oracle university training and then cancelled that ,realizing you are not repeating your sunday session . looking forward to it

Posted by guest on September 16, 2011 at 08:45 AM PDT #

The truth is one day after training with ADF, you will become a hater. I just wished that I never spent time with it.

Posted by guest on November 07, 2011 at 10:17 AM PST #

What is it that made you dislike ADF so much?

Posted by guest on November 08, 2011 at 06:11 AM PST #

ADF is horrible. It is unbelievably complex, renders pig-ugly pages, puts out the worst DHTML imaginable, and is very time-consuming and difficult to style.

Quite frankly coding in assembler is easier.

Posted by guest on April 23, 2012 at 01:50 AM PDT #

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