Search Oracle ADF Blogs with a New JDeveloper Extension

With so many developers out there working with Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle ADF there is a lot of excellent technical content published about JDeveloper and ADF in blogs and other places on the net. But how do you find the information that is relevant for you? How do you track down the entry that will solve your specific ADF question?

Well we at the JDeveloper product management team have been hard at work over the past years tracking and tagging every blog entry that we found.  This resulted in a repository that had close to 4,000 how-to's about Oracle ADF - all indexed and searchable with keywords.

However the site that hosted this repository (connotea) is closing, so we took the repository and moved it to a new location. In the process we cleaned it up, removed some non-working URLs, and fixed others, and did some cleaning on tagging as well.

The new repository is now live here :

Note that you can sign up for the rss feed of this site to get notified when new blogs are being posted. Or if you prefer you can just track the same feed through our twitter account at

In parallel I created a small extension that will allow you to also search the repository and show the results for a keyword directly inside JDeveloper.

You can download this extension through help check for update. Or directly here.

If you want to improve this extension or learn how to build your own extension - you can get the workspace/project source code here.

Here is a small video showing how to use this extension.


great job Shay ! thanks a lot.

Posted by guest on February 27, 2013 at 07:21 AM PST #

I was trying to make something similar here :
But urs is way better ! Thanks !!

Posted by guest on March 19, 2013 at 06:04 AM PDT #

Can we have this for

Posted by guest on March 19, 2013 at 08:23 AM PDT #

Hi Shay,

I have gone through all your videos and it is the best one to refer to.
Please share a good video on Contextual event.

thaans & Regards,

Ramesh Pai K

Posted by Ramesh Pai K on April 15, 2013 at 04:26 AM PDT #

Ramesh - there is a good explanation of contextual events as part of the ADF Insider seminars:

Posted by Shay on April 15, 2013 at 09:55 AM PDT #

Hi Shay ,

Good Morning..

In the below link , there are many zip files containing code zip files, containg BC,java,.jws ...etc..

I have down loaded these files.

How can i use these files ..

How to make use of these files..

How to make all folders in Model & view controller visble.

Please help me

Posted by Ramesh pai K on April 27, 2013 at 09:46 AM PDT #

Ramesh, unzip a file and then open the JWS file from inside JDeveloper this will get you the whole application in JDeveloper.

Posted by Shay on April 29, 2013 at 01:07 PM PDT #

Thanks a lot Shay .. thanks for the info..

Your vedio on Contextual event would have been grt ...

Thanks & Regards,

Ramesh Pai K

Posted by Ramesh Pai K on April 29, 2013 at 07:03 PM PDT #

Hi Shay, very useful extension.
It would be helpful if you add a release date of blog entry somewhere.

Posted by guest on May 27, 2013 at 05:27 AM PDT #

Hi Shay,

I watched one of your youtube videos on fusion development and would be glad if you could send me the how-to script or the video on developing it. In this video, you used very beautiful skins to make an amazing e-commerce application. I will appreciate it very much.

Are planning on writing a book on fusion development 12c using Jdeveloper?

Posted by Rafiq on October 12, 2015 at 01:25 PM PDT #

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