Launching JConsole as an External Tool From JDeveloper

I find JConsole to be a useful tool, particularly for MBean browsing, but frankly getting the correct command line arguments to get it to connect correctly to my WebLogic instances is a bit of a pain. I always have to go and look it up. - generally from here. However, (more...)

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

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

Replacing JDK of JDeveloper on 64 bit Oracle Linux 6

As mentioned yesterday, I installed Oracle SOA/BPM Suite 11g PS6 yesterday. It was on Oracle Linux 6 Update 3 (still have to update to Update 4).

Today I installed the accompanying JDeveloper on the same machine. Everything went fine, except that apparently the installer failed to (more...)

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

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

JDeveloper available for download

Product management  announced the availability of Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle ADF

This version is aligned with the rest of the componeOracle JDevelopernt of Oracle Fusion Middleware

The version has several bug fixes, but also contains some new features that you (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...)

Where do the JDeveloper extensions go?

Where do the JDeveloper extensions go?

Where does the downloaded stuff go after you installed JDeveloper extensions, like SOA Composite Editor, Oracle BPM Studio, or AIA Service Constructor?

On Windows you can find them here:
JDeveloper extensions location


Shouldn’t you be able to access the AppData directory, follow these (more...)

So what credentials do you need?

One of the features that I am very proud of in the HTTP Analyzer in JDeveloper is the ability to test a SOAP service with the minimum of fuss. Rather than having to configure security headers and understand WS-Policy we make use of the WLS JAX-WS client to read and (more...)

Where are the DB connections stored in JDeveloper?

For those of you who ever wondered:
Where does JDeveloper hold all those DB connections??

The answer is:

Per Version:

 C:\s\system11. (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...)

Web Service Data Control with JDeveloper 11g. xsd:attribute of an element does not show value in the page.


This post is for all of those that are struggling with the Web Service Data Control and especially the xsd:attribute tag.

I just came across with a problem where a Web Service Data Control was fetching empty data in the ADF 11g page. The scenario was pretty simple actually. There was (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...)

Is JDeveloper 11.1.2 a Dead End?

Oracle recently came out with JDeveloper 11gR2 (11.1.2.x), and not everyone was impressed. See for example the discussion “Performance and stability of JDeveloper 11gR2 vs. 11gR1” in the ADF Enterprise Methodology Group.

If you look up JDeveloper 11gR2 in the Oracle Lifetime Support Policy document, (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...)

Back to my WS-Root

After a long time looking into Application development and UX widget, I am taking a fresh look at Web Services and I'll be starting to play with JSON and REST ideas.

But first thing first, I have to refresh my IDE install on my MacBook Air - This is an (more...)

Silenced writeback using webservices – part 2

Happy Valentine's day to all :)

This is the 2nd part of the series in which I am using webservies to writeback. In my previous article, I showed a mechanism to do writeback using a utility of OC4J. That mechanism works well with OC4J and OAS (Oracle Application Server) (more...)

Oracle Team Productivity Center: Shows Promise, Must Try Harder

For my upcoming book (“Enterprise Applications with Oracle ADF”), I am currently writing a chapter on productive teamwork with ADF. This was a good reason to have another look at Oracle Team Productivity Center (OTPC), which is Oracle’s Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tool.OTPC offers integration to Bugzilla, Jira, Rally (more...)

JDeveloper Overview and (book) Review

Dear visitors, I will pretend I forgot that I'm about a year without posting anything and I will go straight to the subject that I owe to you: The review of the book "Processing XML documents with...

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Running Oracle Soa Suite 11g on OpenSuse 11.1 – Part 2

PART 2 – Starting SOA Suite and Creating a First SOA Composite in JDeveloper 11g Version 11.1

This continues Part 1 which can be found here.

After installation we need to take one steps before starting the servers:

  • Configure a file in the soa_domain root directory:
    This (more...)

Our first official book review in on its way…

by Eduardo Rodrigues Great news! We have been contacted (surprisingly) by Packt Publishing a few days ago and asked if we would be interested in read one of their new books and then publish an...

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