Tuesday Sep 25, 2012

ADF Essentials - Available for free and certified on GlassFish!

If you are an Oracle customer, you are probably familiar with Oracle ADF (Application Development Framework). If you are not, ADF is, in a nutshell, a Java EE based framework that simplifies the development of enterprise applications. It is the development framework that was used, among other things, to build Oracle Fusion Applications.

Oracle has just released ADF Essentials, a free to develop and deploy version of Oracle ADF's core technologies. As a good news never come alone, GlassFish 3.1.2 is now a certified container for ADF Essentials!

ADF Essentials leverage core ADF features and includes:

  • Oracle ADF Faces - a set of more than 150 JSF 2.0 rich components that simplify the creation of rich Web user interfaces (charting, data vizualization, advanced tables, drag and drop, touch gesture support, extensive windowing capabilities, etc.)
  • Oracle ADF Controller - an extension of the JSF controller that helps build reusable process flows and provides the ability to create dynamic regions within Web pages.
  • Oracle ADF Binding - an XML-based, meta-data abstraction layer to connect user interfaces to business services.
  • Oracle ADF Business Components – a declaratively-configured layer that simplifies developing business services against relational databases by providing reusable components that implement common design patterns.

ADF is a highly declarative framework, it has always had a very good tooling support. Visual development for Oracle ADF Essentials is provided in Oracle JDeveloper 11.1.2.3. Eclispe support is planned for a later OEPE (Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse) release.

Here are some relevant links to quickly learn how to use ADF Essentials on GlassFish:

Friday Feb 08, 2008

Be Productive - JSF Component Libraries for GlassFish

Poster for The Matrix Reloaded

The JSF Matrix keeps a table of JSF component libraries (although the comments suggest it needs updating) and Ryan just published a short note pointing to it. Pretty much all the component libraries work with GlassFish (we cheat a bit, most of the AppServers are using Mojarra, our JSF implementation).

Libraries explicitly mentioned by Ryan from those in the JSF Matrix include our own Woodstock, ICEfaces, Apache Trinidad, Apache Tomahawk, JBoss RichFaces and Blueprints. He also lists Mojarra Scales and Mannor'n Rock.

We would like to make it easier for you to run any of these libraries in your GlassFish application; let us know if you discover problems and we will collaborate with the library owners to fix them.

Tuesday Feb 28, 2006

GlassFish and Java EE SDK run ADF Faces

MyFaces - Easter Faces

Ed reports one more installment on getting ADF Faces to run on GlassFish. Ed's blog provides detailed instructions. Early testers are encouraged to find any remaining issues, but I know there are some improvements on the way and I'll report as they show up.