Creating Intuitive & Interactive Dashboards with the ADF Data Visualization Components

Last week I presented at the UKOUG’14 conference on creating intuitive & interactive dashboards with the ADF Data Visualization Components. Frequently end-users are overwhelmed with too much and confusing information displayed in rows and columns. It can be difficult to quickly get the relative significance. This session discussed how to create intuitive, interactive dashboards made with the ADF Data Visualization Components. You can use of the power of visualization to present information; to call the end-user to action (more...)

Instrumenting, Analysing, & Tuning the Performance of Oracle ADF Applications

Last week I presented at the  UKOUG’14 conference on instrumenting, analyzing, & tuning the Performance of Oracle ADF Applications. Instrumentation refers to an ability to monitor or measure the level of a product’s performance, to diagnose errors and to write trace information. Instrumenting gives visibility and insight of what is happening inside the ADF application and in the ADF framework (what methods and queries are executed, when and how often). These runtime diagnostics can be very effective in (more...)

MAF 2.0 : Custom Toggle Springboard Functionality (or how I discovered AdfmfSlidingWindowUtilities)

Mobile apps usually have the possibility to toggle the springboard by using an icon that is displayed in the header of the app. The Oracle MAF reference app, Work Better, also tries to implement this behavior. The showing of the springboard works fine, however, hiding it does not really work as expected. In this post I show you how to implement a working custom toggle springboard functionality.

Default Toggle Springboard Implementation

First let’s take a (more...)

MAF 2.0 : Loading Images in a Background Process – Part I

Images are heavily used in Mobile apps. For instance a list that contains employees usually shows the images of these employees. This works well when you have a WIFI connection, but what if you are using slower connections ? If you look at a mobile twitter app you will see that, depending on connectivity, images are loaded instantaneously or delayed. In this post I explain how you can load the images of a List in a (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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

Tailoring Fusion CRM

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...)

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...)

Step by Step learning of Oracle ADF 11G using 10 Video Training Sessions

Imran Mirza did a good job compiling those training videos from Oracle:

http://jwebcenter.blogspot.com/2011/06/step-by-step-learning-of-oracle-adf-11g.html

Enjoy!

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Things I Wish From Oracle in 2011

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...)

Why is ADF still not taking off?

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...)

ADF logging level to see SQL statements

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...


'-Djbo.debugoutput=console -Djbo.logging.trace.threshold=5'


Curiously. the SQL statements do not get displayed for any other threshold level.

Conference in Norway in April

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...)

Things I wish from Oracle in 2010 (3): Set ADF Free

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...)

Things I wish from Oracle in 2010 (1): WebCenter Standard Edition

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...)

The death of Forms?

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...)

Oracle, the applications company

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...)