Resources for Building Oracle ADF Applications
By Karen Scipi on Jul 24, 2013
This entry lists the best resources to use to get started building great applications using the Oracle Applications Development Framework (ADF) technology. However, if you’re already an ADF developer, you can fast-track your learning curve by checking out our top 10 reads: Top 10 Things to Read If You’re a Fusion Applications Developer.
List of Oracle Fusion Applications resources
The following table highlights the four key resources that we use when building ADF components and pages for Oracle Fusion Applications and offers examples for when to apply the information in each of these resources.
|I’m building an ADF table, and I need to . . .||Resource||Use when . . .|
|Identify components and guidelines that I will need||Oracle ADF Component Specifications||You want to see examples and demonstrations of components, validators, converters, and miscellaneous tags, along with a property editor to see how attribute values affect a component.|
|Determine information design and elements||Oracle ADF Rich Client User Interface Guidelines||
Your focus is data visualization, rich web user experience, visual development.
For example, if you were building a table, you would find guidelines for table design and table elements. Specific design and element guidelines include:
|Add specific core and task-dependent features and interactions||Oracle Fusion Applications Usage Guidelines||
You’re looking for Oracle Fusion Applications-specific features and interactions that enable a cohesive user experience through the consistent placement and behavior of user interface elements.
|Apply common and proven design and interaction patterns that align with industry best practices||Oracle Fusion Applications Design Patterns||You want to apply common design patterns. Design patterns comprise common page designs that are built to accommodate common requirements that have been identified by the industry as best practices and have been proven by real users in our usability labs. Generally, our design patterns are delivered through JDeveloper as composite components, or they offer instructions on how to use ADF components.|
Interested in learning more?
- Oracle Fusion Applications User Experience Patterns and Guidelines
- Oracle Fusion Applications User Experience Design Patterns: Productivity Realized
- Microsoft Visio stencils for Oracle ADF and video
- Building Great-Looking, Usable Apps: A two-day workshop applying Oracle’s best UX practices in ADF
- Voice of User Experience (VoX) blog
- How to Develop Great Oracle Applications User Experiences with Design Patterns