JHeadstart on Oracle Open World and in the News
By Ton van Kooten on Oct 31, 2006
I visited Oracle Open World last week. It was a great event with a lot of news, good sessions and great parties! JHeadstart was present through 2 presentations from partners and they were both very positive about the new JHeadstart release. Always good to hear from others what they think of Oracle JHeadstart.
The first presentation was of my former colleague and Oracle Ace Lucas Jellema of Oracle Partner Amis. You may know him from his excellent and very productive blog on Oracle technology. His presentation was on JSF and ADF Faces. He showed the differences between standard JSF (reference implementation) and the richness of ADF Faces and finished with a demonstration on how JHeadstart generates ADF Faces applications. Lucas was very positive on JHeadstart: "JHeadstart 10.1.3 offers quick prototyping, consistent look & feel, easy intro for non-Java developers, high productivity". You can download his presentation from the Oracle OpenWorld content catalog site. (session id= S281846)
The second presentation was from Peter Koletzke (Quovera): Oracle JDeveloper 10g with ADF Faces and JHeadstart: Is it Oracle Forms Yet?
As the title indicates the presentation was directed to the Oracle Forms Developers community. The room was packed with about 200 attendees of whom most were Forms developers and only a few had started with Java and Oracle JDeveloper. Peter gave away the answer to his own question at the beginning. First on whether JDeveloper is comparable to Forms: "Nooooooo! but is a close second". Later on JHeadstart, "JDeveloper with JHeadstart way ahead of Forms!" You can download his presentation from the Quovera website or the Oracle Open World content catalog site. (session id= S281920)
Peter, together with Duncan Mills, has written a book: Oracle JDeveloper 10g for Forms & PL/SQL Developers: A Guide to Web Development with Oracle ADF which is a good start to get more acquainted with ADF, chapter 16 is on JHeadstart.
In addition to these presentations Oracle Ace Steve Muench has written a nice article on Oracle JHeadstart that is published in Oracle Magazine. The title of the article is Jump-Start J2EE Development and is published in the November-December 2006 edition of Oracle Magazine. You can also read his article online.
I'm glad to see so much attention on the new release of Oracle JHeadstart. All the feedback from customers and partners has been very positive over the last couple of months. If you have a great story on what you or your organization did with Oracle JHeadstart please share it with us.