Language and UX: CRUD can also be a Fancy Name for Crap

If you can guess the PL/SQL statements used by transactions or the names of your database’s columns by looking at the labels on input fields or action buttons in an application’s UI, then consider yourself enlightened. You’re ready to improve the user experience.

Take a look at the UI (more...)

ADF Dynamic ADF BC – Surviving Passivation/Activation Events

ADF dynamic ADF BC and dynamic ADF UI implementation is useful functionality and is required almost in every larger project. Primary area where this functionality is applied - report parameters screens, instead of building hundreds of static report parameter screens for every report, we can build one dynamic and regenerate (more...)

14 for 14

So all the cool kids are sharing their predictions for 2014.  While I'm not much of a prognosticator, I thought it would be fun to share my own thoughts on the upcoming year.  If nothing else, we can all have a good laugh in 12 months over how poorly my (more...)

Extra Christmas Present?

In 2014, I’ll be sending out a monthly ADF newsletter to help you on your way towards mastering ADF. If you sign up for the newsletter before Christmas, you’ll be entered into the drawing for a copy of my latest book “Developing Web Applications with Oracle ADF Essentials”. Sign up (more...)

Webservice interaction patterns – part 2 – Synchronous Webservice call timeouts

Goal: For reasons of performance and more importantly, good user experience, he client application (ADF) should be able to timeout gracefully instead of hanging indefinitely (and/or potentially causing STUCK threads on the ADF server) when invoking an external 'synchronous' web service.

At runtime
When I run the application,
If I (more...)

ADF EMG Audit Rules 1.0 Released

Today at the UKOUG I showed a new plug-in for JDeveloper 12c together with Wilfred, the ADF EMG Audit Rules. You can find it through JDevelopers Check for Updates in the Help menu. This plug-in is a starting point for creating rules out of the code guidelines document you (more...)

Book Review: ‘Developing Web Applications with Oracle ADF Essentials’

Packt asked me to review the book ‘Developing Web Applications with Oracle ADF Essentials’ by Sten Vesterli. The book isn’t a big bible, it’s 270 pages long and an easy read. Sten jumps onto the recently released ADF Essentials and takes you by the hand on how to (more...)

Installing ADF 11.1.2.4.0 on Red Hat 6

Here is my experiences with installing ADF 11.1.2.4.0 on Red Hat 6 (64-bit) using Java 7.

FMW releases are big and complicated. Between the main FMW releases, Oracle release some products on separate “branches”. This is to fast track new features.

ADF 11g Release 2 is (more...)

JUnit test your application with Selenium

We want to test our ADF application with Selenium. To get this working, we use the Selenium IDE (Firefox plugin) to record a session. You can export this recorded session to different formats, since we are mainly Java/ADF developers at our project, we choose to export to Java.

Because we (more...)

Easy way to display ADF version for FMW installation

# FMW 12.1.2
[oracle@wintermute ~]$ cd /u01/app/oracle/product/adf12c/oracle_common
[oracle@wintermute oracle_common]$ unzip -p modules/oracle.adf.share_12.1.2/adf-share-support.jar | tr '[\000-\011\013-\037\177-\377]' '.'  | grep "JDEVADF"

Oracle-Label: JDEVADF_12.1.2.0.0_GENERIC_130608.2330.6668.
Oracle-Label-JDEVADF: JDEVADF_12.1.2.0.0_GENERIC_130608.2330.6668.

# FMW 11.1.1.7
[oracle@wintermute  (more...)

ADF Architecture Made Simple: Small, Medium, Large

There are lots of ways of building ADF applications, so there is a very large number of possible architectures. I’ve found that three good architectures are:

  • Simple
  • Modular
  • Enterprise

In a simple architecture, you build the entire application in one workspace. Business components go into a model project in the (more...)

Use Coherence cache with WebCenter Portal

On our last WebCenter Portal project, we didn't configure Coherence as our caching mechanism, but we used the default caching mechanism for the content presenter. During the development phase, we didn't really have any problems, until we started with a load & stress test on our application.

During the load (more...)

JDeveloper 12.1.2 EJB & Java Service Facade Datacontrol

With JDeveloper 12c (12.1.2)  Oracle added some great updates to the ADF EJB / Java Facade Datacontrol. Oracle already added the Java Facade and Named Criteria support in its previous versions of JDeveloper but now also added the so wanted List of Values feature, just like we have (more...)

Write ADF static code analysis rules with PMD and running these in JDeveloper

Do you know, that PMD can analyse XML files since version 5? Many of ADF files are XML configuration files – wouldn’t it be a good idea to create some static code analysis rules for ADF too?

Unfortunatly oracle configuration files in most times create references to dtd’s, which are (more...)

Red Samurai Performance Audit Tool – Up and Running by Andrejus Baranovskis

It is been some time since we created Red Samurai Performance Audit Tool (in August, 2012). This tool was deployed and it was logging all performance related issues in one of the projects, already for eight months. I thought to share with you how it goes, below you can see (more...)

Don’t persist UIComponent state, now with attributes!

In this blogpost I showed how to disable the persistence of a UIComponent, but it was needed to write Java code to check for the specific component and change. In this blog entry I will show a more generic way to do this, with the attribute tag.

On the showDetailItem (more...)

UKOUG ADF Mobile Demo

Yesterday I participated in a Special Interest Group meeting organised by the UK Oracle User Group on ADF Mobile. 

As part of my session I concentrated on building an ADF Mobile application from the ground up based on grabbing JSON data from Hudson. This demo shows the core techniques (more...)

YouTube channel Learning Oracle’s ADF

Are you interested in Learning Oracle's ADF? We have set up a YouTube playlist of following topics for you:

  • Introduction to Oracle ADF
  • Introduction to ADF Business Components
  • Introduction to ADF Faces
  • ADF Page Templates and Declarative Components


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Support for multiple session timeouts


Our use case was that we needed to support different timeouts for different application roles. This because our internal users are using the same application as our external users. There is no default support for this behavior in ADF, but you can achieve this by using a PagePhaseListener.

In our (more...)

See the ADF Mobile local database in action

ADF Insider recordings are probable one of the best parts of my job. They are a lot of work, sure. But they are lots of fun to do and join so many members of the ADF Community... 

My latest recording is on the ADF Mobile local database. In it, (more...)