ADF Architecture Class by product management in Lisbon & Warsaw & Munich – June 2013

Real World ADF Design & Architecture Principles  Trainings Germany, Poland & Portugal

Our product management team and PTS will run a series of ADF Architecture trainings, make sure you register for:


Oracle ADFAudience Partners (more...)

Don’t persist UIComponent state in the session


Our use case was as followed: In our WebCenter Portal application we have a tableform layout, with a panelAccordion on the form layout. For other functionality we needed MDS persistence to be on, so we couldn’t disable MDS customizations. A side effect was that the panelAccordion remembered the showDetailItem that (more...)

(Automatic) Partial Page Rendering across Taskflows

One of the great features of ADF is the easy out-of-the-box support for Partial Page Rendering (PPR) using the partialTriggers, autoSubmit and partialSubmit properties. And when things get a bit more complex there is a very easy API to do it programmatically. But what if

Webinar: ADF Master Class and ADF Blog Q&A, Andrejus Baranovskis (Part I) – May 14th 2013

Andrejus Baranovski is blogging about ADF for 7 years already, long period. He feel’s this is a right time to bring it to the next level and have live technical ADF Q&A discussion with blog readers. His idea is to organize live ADF call with you - blog readers, we (more...)

From Russia with Java: answering the most frequently asked questions

Last week, I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Moscow and meet fellow Java developers. I was one of the presenters at the JavaOne Russia 2013 conference, on April 23 and 24. There, I talked about ADF, ADF Mobile and even forms. I was even able to spare a few (more...)

Full screen mode with panelSplitters

We had a use case in which the input form needed to have a full screen button. This is accomplished with the help of panelSplitters and javascript. In this example I’ll show how you can create a button that will execute javascript to render the input form in full screen. (more...)

I am sailing…

Next week, I’m off for the OUGN Spring Conference that the Norwegian Oracle User Group arranges on board a cruise ship sailing from Oslo to Kiel and back. This event gathers the Oracle A-List, including Tom Kyte, Cary Millsap, Bryn Llewellyn, Mark Rittman, Markus Eisele and many others – it’s (more...)

Oracle OpenWorld Submissions – The Full Monty

Here one day before deadline, I have entered almost my entire current catalog of presentations for consideration in the Oracle OpenWorld 2013 agenda. One new for this year: “Worst Oracle ADF Project Ever” ;-)

If you would like me to speak at one of your events, the following are the presentations (more...)

Fusion Middleware PS6 (11.1.1.7) developer tools available for download: JDeveloper, ADF & Traffic Director

The latest release of Oracle Fusion Middleware PS6 (11.1.1.7) is available at Oracle Technology Network:

ADF Mobile presentation

At our WebLogic Community Workspace (WebLogic Community membership required) you can find the ADF mobile presentation “Introduction to Oracle ADF Mobile.pptx

Oracle ADF Mobile - Just The Basics:

  • Oracle ADF Mobile - GA since Oct-22nd
  • Licensed as part of Oracle ADF
  • Enables development of on-device (more...)

Fancy inputsliders through declarative component

In one of our portals the user can use inputsliders to select different values. We made a fancy inputslider that shows not only a label, but also the minimum value and the maximum value allowed.
Next to the slider we have an inputText where the user can decide to type (more...)

ADF & Fusion Middleware Development Developer Day for UK partners–April 10th 2013

Join us at this Developer Day and learn about Oracle ADF and Fusion Middleware Development through Technical Sessions and Hands-on Labs with Oracle JDeveloper, Oracle ADF, and Oracle ADF Mobile.Oracle ADF

Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) is the standards based, strategic framework powering Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Fusion Applications. From (more...)

ADF Mobile and SDO: making the connection

One of the great difficulties in building a mobile application is building a strong web service back-end. If you are using ADF BC as your data access layer, service-enabled application modules are a compelling option. My good friend Frank Nimphius published an article in Oracle Magazine on that very topic, (more...)

Get your version number from WebLogic


If you want to show the version of your application (for example in your template), you can get this from WebLogic in a bean. If you use the manifest.mf to set the Weblogic-Application-Version property, you can get this number with the help of the ApplicationVersionUtils. It’s in the package (more...)

Benefits, Strategies, and Best Practices for upgrading to Oracle WebLogic Server

  • Do you need to optimize your middleware performance and manageability?
  • Are you looking to consolidate your application infrastructure to a modern shared-services or cloud infrastructure?

You can achieve all of these with minimum risk while realizing lower total cost of ownership.
Join Mike Lehmann, Senior Director of Product Management for Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle iAS, and Oracle Cloud Application Foundation, to learn about iAS to WebLogic upgrade paths, tools, and best practices for various data center configurations. Mike will also discuss about the benefits of upgrading to WebLogic with its rich capabilities such as:

  • Lightweight, Modern Development Experience
  • High (more...)

ADF Mobile : Device Interaction API – Pictures, GPS and Email With Attachments by Luc Bors

During the AMIS ADF Masterclass I showed how to take a picture from within an ADF Mobile application, attach it to an Email and send that email out to several recipients. To top it of, I even added the GPS coordinates to the subject, so you know where the picture was taken. And all of that with the push of one single button. Sounds complicated ? Well actually it is very simple.
There are two ways to interact with device services. One is by using the page Definition, the second is by using the API.

I decided not to use the (more...)

Deploying ADF Applications into the Oracle Cloud using JDeveloper by Andreas Koop

In this post I am going to show how to deploy Oracle ADF Applications into the Oracle Cloud using JDeveloper.

Prerequisites / Environment
You should have the following at your hands.

  • JDeveloper (JDEVADF_11.1.1.6.0CLOUD_GENERIC_121118.1600.6229)
  • Oracle Cloud Java Service (which includes the database cloud service as well)
  • Oracle Database (HR Schema)
  • Having deployed the DB Objects and Data (HR.EMPLOYEES and HR.DEPARTMENTS) as described in the previous post.

Note: In its current stage Oracle Java Cloud Service runs WebLogic Server 10.3.6 with the appropriate Runtime ADF 11.1.1.6. Deployment of ADF (more...)

Scope your breakpoints!

For something so simple, a breakpoint, this feature gave me a lot of headaches over the years. One off the things I find most frustrating is when I set a breakpoint in my source code and the debugger doesn’t stop on it. Recently a co-worker pointed out some great feature (more...)

Enterprise Manager will not start after ADF upgrade

I recently had to upgrade a WebLogic Server with ADF for a customer. It was WebLogic 10.3.4 to 10.3.6 and ADF 11.1.1.4 to 11.1.2.3. They also used Enterprise Manager.

Everything went fine except for the Enterprise Manager which ended up (more...)

Display the correct symbol in front of your currency

When you build an application, often you need to display some sort of currency. It can be tricky to get the correct currency symbol. If the configuration is not correct, a strange image that looks like a circle with 4 legs can be shown by your application:

For some reason, (more...)