In a recent article (Client Side Event Bus in Rich ADF Web Applications – for easier, faster decoupled interaction across regions), I proposed an approach for a client side event bus in ADF Faces Web Applications – as light weight, straightforward, simple alternative to contextual events. The article demonstrated how a client side event in a fragment in a nested taskflow was published, routed and consumed in a different taskflow, leading to a (more...)
The challenge is well known: our ADF Faces Web application is composed of various taskflows that have been developed as stand alone, encapsulated units that can be used and reused in various contexts. These taskflows can have come from third parties, remote development teams, other applications are we may have developed them ourselves. No matter their origin: they are encapsulated. However, things may happen inside these taskflows that should have an effect outside of them (more...)
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:
In a simple architecture, you build the entire application in one workspace. Business components go into a model project in the (more...)
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...)
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...)
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:
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...)
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...)
The journey for the Fusion CRM development team has been a long one. What a great feeling for all of us when Fusion Applications was officially released this year as Generally Available. During his keynote speech at this year's Oracle OpenWorld
Steve Miranda reiterates that statement. Also during his session (more...)
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...)
Oracle Fusion Applications!
It’s been “announced” at OpenWorld 2009 and again in 2010, and we have seen demos and screenshots – now is the time for Oracle to deliver. I want to see real-life Oracle Fusion Applications installations, so we can really have a look at how Oracle is building (more...)
The ADF framework has improved dramatically over the years, but mysteriously, it remains a niche product outside a select circle of Oracle enthusiasts. If you look at the Google Trends graph for the last couple of years (below), you see Forms slowly declining and APEX is slowing climbing at about (more...)
Very handy for debugging runtime issues when developing, the Oracle ADF
Business Components layer can output the SQL that it is executing. To do this though, the logging threshold must be set to a specific level...
Curiously. the SQL statements do not get displayed for any other threshold level.
I’ll be speaking at the Oracle User Group Norway Spring Conference, April 14 to 16. This great conference takes place on a cruise ship sailing from Oslo to Kiel and back. My topics will be
- What’s Hot and What’s Not – An Overview of Oracle Development Tools
- Forms to (more...)
The third thing I wish for from Oracle in 2010 is a free ADF runtime license. I believe that the current licensing is limiting ADF to existing Oracle enterprise customers, and that’s too bad.
I am not looking for Oracle to make ADF Open Source – but just to get (more...)
The first thing I wish for in 2010 is a WebCenter standard edition product at a reasonable price.
Currently, WebCenter is available as WebCenter Suite – which is a massive bundle with everything, and a corresponding massive price tag ($125,000 per CPU). There is also a WebCenter Services license, but (more...)
At the UKOUG conference in Birmingham, I gave a presentation entitled “Life After Forms” for people wondering what to do about their Forms applications. The reason that people consider this is of course that the talk in the Oracle community tend to concentrate on the two new options: ADF Faces (more...)
Leaving the details of the individual sessions aside, the impression from this year’s OpenWorld is that of a shift in Oracle’s perception of themselves.
Oracle used to present itself as a technology company that happened to use its technology to build applications. Now, Oracle is an applications company that happens (more...)
It’s time for Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco again – I’ll be speaking on Sunday Oct. 11 at the User Group symposium on “Simple SOA – A Real-Life Case Study”. It’s session S312178 in Moscone West L3 room 3000 at 11:15 a.m.
I will also be participating in the (more...)
One of the three presentations I’ll be giving at the UKOUG Technology & E-Business Suite conference 2009 in Birmingham Nov 30 – Dec 2 is “Forms to ADF – Live!”. For this presentation, I am going to convert an existing Oracle Forms application to an ADF Faces (web) application.