Building a Simple Chat Application with Active Data Service and JSF2 AJAX in Oracle ADF

Data push with Active Data Services (ADS) in Oracle ADF has been available for some years. AJAX functionality has got attention in JSF2 specification. JSF2 made its way into ADF with JDeveloper Release2. This blog post provides a simple ADF active Chat application, built by using active data service functionality (more...)

Using contextual events to refresh Bean Data Control iterator in Oracle ADF

This blog post addresses one particular issue related to ADF Bean Data Control: how to refresh.  The readers which are not yet  familiar with Bean DC might refer for example to the tutorial Using Bean Data Control or this video Working with the ADF Java Bean Data Control by Shay Shmeltzer to get (more...)

Using JDeveloper Maven integration to run Oracle ADF sample in Java cloud

Readers of this blog might already took a notice about one link on a right side, pointing to experimental page with live ADF sample application embedded on it. It looks like I'm not alone to have the idea of live ADF samples in my head. Zeeshan Baig, featured in recent (more...)

How to Align Managed Bean Scope and Bean Data Control in Oracle ADF

Bounded task flows are natural building blocks of modular Oracle ADF applications. A bounded task flow facilitates the isolation of specific implementation details in its own memory scope - a page flow scope. For example, a managed bean  in pageFlow scope has a lifespan of its bounded flow. The other commonly used (more...)

Oracle ADF with SSO – The Definitive Guide

by Fábio Souza & Eduardo Rodrigues Introduction We know. It’s been a looooooong time again. But once you read this post, we are quite sure you’ll be happy we took the time to write it. And it’s also...

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Internet Explorer and ADF: Not Friends

One of the advantages to using commercial, fully supported framework like Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) is that the vendor supplies a list of supported browsers. If something doesn’t work or doesn’t look right, it’s the vendor’s problem.

When we started a recent project, we initially made sure that our (more...)

Detecting emotions by using JSON and REST services in Oracle ADF

Developers using Oracle ADF to build applications most likely get in touch with ADF Business Components (exposed as Data Controls) first. The framework provides few other types of Data Controls out of the box , like URL Data Control, to facilitate an access to various data sources and services. There (more...)

Using JMX Data Control in Oracle ADF to manage users in Weblogic LDAP

One of key concepts in Oracle ADF is a binding layer and Data Controls. In this post the readers are going to  find an example usage of: ADF JMX Data Control used to create a user in Weblogic server embedded LDAP  a declarative way. Custom JSF2 exception factory and handler (more...)

How to show/hide operators in adf:query advanced mode

In this post, I will provide a way to modify the operators list in the ADF query panel (af:query component) - i.e. to remove and add operators to the list. 
 (at the time of writing this post I didn't realise it was already documented here: (more...)

Set Initial Focus component for Oracle ADF Faces

Oracle ADF Faces components provide rich functionality out of the box. One small feature is missing somehow: a convenient way to set initial focus on input component. For the inpatient readers: sample workspace to download and start with JDeveloper (11g Release 2) containing a custom tag and (more...)

Should I move from Oracle Forms to ADF?

Even though this question has been asked and answered a million times, it still pops up on various forums regularly. It’s not that difficult:

Oracle Forms or ADF?

If you end up on the right-hand side of this flowchart, you start at the JDeveloper ADF Getting Started Guide to learn ADF.

If you end (more...)

The Tale of the Read Only Input Text Item

It always starts out easy:
"If variable x has value y, it is forbidden to update values in column z."
Easy! ADF is well suited for the task. Some Groovy based business rules on the entity, and it just works. Simple, declarative, transparent and instantly enforced everywhere the entity (more...)

Real-Life Oracle WebCenter

When asked about public-facing, real-life examples of Oracle WebCenter in action, Oracle has for the last couple of years presented universities (Université Laval, Texas A&M University). But it is now rumored that BAE Systems‘ site is running Oracle WebCenter.

As it should be, you can’t tell from looking at the (more...)

Preparing to Work With ADF

So, you have started something in Oracle ADF without the safety of a tutorial. How do you even begin thinking about planning how to start developing? Welcome to this short five step program that will have you flying off the cliff in no time ;-)

Before You Even Start!
Move (more...)

The Art of Self-preservation

This post is aimed at all those poor souls that find themselves facing Oracle ADF coming from a PL/SQL background (Forms, APEX or plain old database development).
Normal First Reactions
Despair. Most of us have felt it in the beginning, and it is considered perfectly normal. The feeling of constant (more...)

Updated Statement of Direction

...Of sorts. Actually, I did not even know I had one until now. But here goes:
My long absence from this blog are based on all the right reasons. Family. Life. You know, the things that matters. And some reasons slightly off. Like ADF. Yup, Oracle Application Development Framework. Just (more...)

WebLogic 12c: For Admins and Java-heads, Not for Me (Yet)

Oracle lists more than 200 new features in WebLogic 12c – unfortunately, I don’t get to use them.

The improvements fall in two main categories:

  • Management, Performance and High Availability (HA)
  • Java EE 6

As a developer, management and high availability is “somebody else’s problem” – I appreciate the work (more...)

Oracle OpenWorld 2011, part 1

After two days of ACE Director briefings at Oracle HQ, I’m starting the conference today with a presentation in the very first slot: 9.00 am in Moscone West room 2000. My topic is “Starting an Enterprise Oracle ADF Project”, and it covers the material in my book (slightly abbreviated (more...)

ODTUG Kscope 11: My story on ADF in the Fusion MiddleWare Track

From June 26th to June 30th the KScope 11 conference was in Long Beach California. Nice setting for a great conference. It was the first time that KScope had a Fusion Middleware Track. For me it was a very busy conference with three presentations, handson workshops, live demonstrations and a (more...)

Fusion Middleware: Where is the U.S.?

I’m just back from the ODTUG Kscope11 conference in Long Beach, where I presented my regular tools overview presentation, a WebCenter session, an enterprise ADF development session and an ADF tuning session as well as various panels.

One thing I noticed very clearly is that almost all the non-Oracle presenters (more...)