OOW15: Microsites with SCS on top of DCS

Most of us are familiar with or have at least heard of the concept of microservices, this year at Open World I also heard the term microsites more and more and I went on an investigation to find out more about the possibilities. I was surprised to find out I got more and more enthusiastic about this concept and the possibilities with the Oracle Cloud.
Microsites is a concept for a small temporary site. (more...)

OOW15: Announcing Oracle JET

This is the first blog in a series about Oracle Open World 2015 (OOW15), it focuses on the release of the Oracle JavaScript Extension Toolkit (Oracle JET). This was one of the big announcements this week in San Francisco. Oracle now has a JavaScript toolkit to create and build responsive websites.

One of the most heard questions is what is the different from Oracle JET with Oracle ADF? Will the one replace the other? Or (more...)

Oracle Forms to Formspider Migration Webinar Video and Links

Last Tuesday, we hosted a webinar for developers who are interested in migrating their Oracle Forms applications to Formspider. Ridex CTO Andrew Pouckatch talked about how Ridex successfully migrated its clients from Oracle Forms to Formspider. During the webinar, he also built a master detail application with Formspider, a common use case in many Oracle Forms applications.

Don't worry if you missed it though! Below is a recording of the event.

The webinar consists of (more...)

ADF 12.2.1 ADF BC Support for REST

ADF 12.2.1 provides out of the box support for REST. You should read about all available REST functionality in ADF BC here - 16 Creating RESTful Web Services with Application Modules. I have created very quick sample application to test how it works.

Before generating REST on top of ADF BC, you must configure release version for REST. This can be any number:

To generate REST, go to REST Web Service interface in (more...)

ADF 12.2.1 Responsive UI Improvements

ADF 12.2.1 provides much better responsive UI support comparing to previous version ADF 12.1.3. Previously we were using CSS media queries to hide/show facets. This worked, but it was not great from performance point of view. Same region was duplicated into different facets, both loaded into memory, but only one displayed. ADF 12.2.1 comes with new tag af:matchMediaBehaviour, this tag is using CSS media query to detect screen (more...)

My Book: Modern Java EE Design Patterns

Today is a very special day for me. I am pleased to announce that my thoughts around Enterprise Java development made it into a report and has been published by O'Reilly. The "Modern Java EE Design Patterns" mini-book is available for download as of today at developers.redhat.com. For free! I am covering a lot of ground in this, beginning from the overall Enterprise challenges and changes over the last couple of years all (more...)

Oracle SOA/BPM: Payload Validation per Composite

In this article I will explain how you can enable payload validation in the Oracle SOA/BPM Suite per composite, both design and deployment time. This works for 11g as well as 12c

When developing BPM processes or SOA services it is advisable enable payload validation on the development server. The reason being that this will force you to work with more representable test data, and in some occasions help you preventing coding errors (like (more...)

Customer References – Red Samurai ADF Performance Audit

We have collected many customer references for Red Samurai ADF Performance Audit Tool around the globe. You can browse through and check what other people are saying about this tool and our ADF work - Red Samurai ADF Performance Audit Tool.

Pretty happy to receive such strong feedback from different countries. This encourages us to implement new features and release new versions.

Some of the references, read more in the dedicated page:

Orlando Kelly, (more...)

Docker for Java EE Developers – A Sneak Peak Into Our JavaOne HOL

Instead of writing a blogpost, I should be cleaning and packing. Actually, JavaOne is just around the corner and beside my own two sessions about Apache Camel and the future of integration, I'm really looking forward to the Docker for Java EE developers Hands On Lab. A lot of preparations went into this one and it has been given some times before, but this is actually the first time that Rafael and I get a (more...)

Learn more. Red Hat Mini-Theater Sessions at JavaOne.

And here is the schedule of all the mini-theater sessions we're going to run on our booth at JavaOne. No signup required. Just drop by and sit in. Make sure to be on time because space is limited.
And another plus for showing up early is that you can get one of the inspirational and motivational 20 years of Java t-shirts that we're giving out!
Want more? There may be stickers. And people to talk (more...)

My OOW Session: IT Analytics for DBAs and Middleware Administrators

I have been presenting at Oracle Open World for past 15 years. I will be speaking at Oracle Open World 2015 again. My session is on a completely different topic and I will be showcasing an exciting new Cloud Service.  If you are a DBA or WebLogic Administrator and you are attending Oracle Open World 2015, you probably do not want to miss this exciting session!

You can use this following link to register (more...)

OpenShift Quick Tip: Port Forwarding with v3 and the All-In-One-VM

Just a short tip today, but I was playing around with the all-in-one vm from the OpenShift team and wanted to use the port-forwarding feature for a quick check of a running database. You can use the CLI to forward one or more local ports to a pod. This allows you to listen on a given or random port locally, and have data forwarded to and from given ports in the pod.

But whenever I (more...)

We are Hiring – Red Samurai ADF Team

We are expanding and hiring ADF developers. In particular we are looking for ADF developers from these countries: Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland.

Your tasks will be related to various interesting ADF use cases implementation and direct interaction with the customer. You will get a chance to work in different roles - expert ADF developer, technical architect, performance tuning specialist. This will be great new step for your career. Use your chance to join Red (more...)

Oracle Management Cloud Launch Event

Wow… I have not blogged for a while. I joined back Oracle last year to work on an exciting new product named OracleManagement Cloud.  Oracle Management Cloud will be unveiled during Oracle World 2015.  If you are attending Oracle Open World 2015, don’t miss the opportunity to attend the exciting launch event on October 27, 2015 (Tuesday) 11am, presented by our SVP, Prakash Ramamurthy.

GEN9778 - Oracle Management Cloud: Real-Time Monitoring, Log, & (more...)

Ridex, an IT company from Russia succeeds with Formspider

Formspider continues to create new opportunities for freelancers, IT Consulting Firms and ISV's around the world. There is nothing more pleasing for us than hearing stories of IT companies succeeding with Formspider.

Ridex Ltd. from Russia, is one of them.


The first application Ridex migrated from Oracle Forms to Formspider is the material resource planning application built for AK Group, one of the largest supplier of engineering services in Russia. The application is (more...)

All About Red Hat At JavaOne 2015

A little under a week before I jump on a plane and make my way to San Francisco again. As you might have guessed it is not only because of the beautiful city but because: It's JavaOne time! And we're pretty excited to be there again as Red Hat. We planned a lot of exciting activities for the attendees and hope to make a real difference with content and our presence in the exhibition hall. (more...)

Switching Alta UI and Skyros on Runtime ADF 12c

Skyros UI can be useful for heavy data entry screens. Both Alta UI and Skyros can be integrated into one application, depending on the form/module opened - application UI can be switched and render based on selected skin. This could be good compromise for front end screens implemented with Alta UI and heavy data entry screens with Skyros.

Sample application - ADFAltaApp_v12.zip, by default is rendered in Alta UI:

When user clicks on (more...)

For Java Developers – Akka HTTP In The Cloud With Maven and Docker

From time to time it is necessary to just take the little effort to think outside the box. This is a good habit for every developer and even if you just spend 10% of your time, with new and noteworthy technology, you will gain experience and broaden your knowledge. I wanted to look into Scala and Akka since a while. Both well known old acquaintances on many conference agendas. But honestly, I've never felt the (more...)

OOW’15 Session Preview – Oracle Alta UI Patterns for Enterprise Applications and Responsive UI Support

This is preview post for my OOW'15 session - Oracle Alta UI Patterns for Enterprise Applications and Responsive UI Support [UGF2717]. I'm going to talk and demo various useful things about Alta UI and ADF. Title talks about UI, but there will be much more. I'm going to show you, Alta UI is not only about look and feel, it is totally new way of building enterprise applications. Certainly UI is very important, but you (more...)

Oracle Forms to Formspider Migration

Join our webinar and find out how Ridex Ltd. has successfully migrated their Oracle Forms applications to Formspider. 

Ridex CTO Andrew Pouckatch will join Formspider Founder Yalim K. Gerger and build a sample application during the webinar and cover the most common use cases developers encounter when migrating their applications from Oracle Forms to Formspider. 

In the webinar the following topics will be discussed: 

  • Why did Ridex choose Formspider? 
  • What are the (more...)