If you have not seen the Advisor Webcasts delivered by Oracle Support then check out their agenda (and archive) here. They're one hour live sessions to help customer understand some of the trickier parts of the Oracle products, to help ensure more success and to reduce the need for service (more...)
Whilst several of our blog posts and videos have talked about MDS as the key platform for upgrade safe, layered customizations, however we've not discussed it in detail. Fortunately our colleague Gangadhar from WebCenter Product Management has already done a great job of this in his whitepaper entitled Metadata Services (more...)
Announced today, the Oracle Cloud Marketplace offers ISV's, partners, and even applications customers the chance to share their own applications, extensions, and utility services to help complement existing on-premises and/or Oracle Cloud applications. Using the AppStore paradigm, shifted to the world of Enterprise Applications, the marketplace allows you to search and browse the (more...)
This post provides a summary of the highlights of changes and enhancements in Release 7 that are of interest to those customizing and extending Fusion Applications. For product family specifics please refer to the documentation or the new public Oracle Product Features site.
For ease-of-use I have broadly categorized the (more...)
As those of you lucky enough to be attending Oracle OpenWorld this year start to plan your time, here are a few recommended sessions related to development on the Fusion Applications platform.
- Oracle Fusion Applications: Overview, Strategy, and Roadmap [GEN9549]
- Oracle Fusion Applications: Technical Architecture Deep Dive [CON8437]
It's called Oracle Learning Library, is exceptionally easy to use, and hosts a massive range of more than 3500 content items. These range from simple videos, tutorials, articles, and demos, to more in-depth self-paced interactive learning modules. The content is all developed by Oracle developers as well as trusted (more...)
Business Analysts and similar administrator users can add and customize the rules used for all the out-of-the-box approval processes that exist in Fusion Applications. This eight minute video from our YouTube Channel shows you the concepts involved and how these features work.
This SOA internal component provides the queuing and messaging platform, most notably for events subscribed to by BPM and BPEL processes. Fusion Applications contains more than 400 BPEL processes, and they are launched from EDN by activities such as ESS job execution or the ADFbc layer run during a page (more...)
As a quick reminder, the majority of Fusion Application customizations are stored in the Metadata Services (MDS) repository, a database of XML deltas applied to the shipped pages and code at run-time. This process is illustrated in the diagram below, showing how a base page has user context-sensitive (more...)
- Using Page Composer and Application Composer for run-time customization
- Using JDeveloper for ADF design-time customization
- Using BI Composer tools for reports and analytics customization
- Using SOA development tools (more...)
Specifically here we’ll look at the options for downloading/uploading customization as a file, which is important for the following tasks:
- Moving different customizations done by many people into one environment
- Migrating customizations from a test instance to a production instance
- Diagnosing issues in customizations
The different utilities are appropriate in (more...)
IntroductionSo why is this important? Well it has been reported that heavy customization can add x10 the total ownership costs to any Enterprise Application. This is not just as an initial upfront development expense, but by adding customization it greatly increases the complexity of the ongoing system maintenance. So (more...)
IntroductionIn the past integrating enterprise business applications has been inflexible, complex, and costly, and because of this Fusion Applications was carefully designed to ensure this challenge didn’t persist. Through the adoption of new tools, technologies, and best practice techniques, Fusion Applications offers integration methods that do not require proprietary (more...)
From Release 5 onwards Oracle Fusion Applications comes with a new feature to help debug problems, known as Selective Tracing. This tool is actually part of Fusion Middleware and quite simply allows the administrator to generate detailed logs for every underlying activity spawned for one user, for a specific (more...)