We recently received this question in our inbox and I thought it would be pretty valuable post as our bug of the week!
I wanted to deploy a simple application to iOS Simulator and the deployment got stuck on the line: ”Copying security related files to the ADF Mobile Framework application.” I tried to perform “Clean all” but it was taking forever! Help! What do I do?
Have no fear! There is a very simple (more...)
After the success of the APEX Mobile Webinar I was really excited to conduct the second part of the ODTUG series: Strategies for Running Oracle Forms on Mobile Devices and Tablets. This webinar, presented with Oracle’s Product Manager Denis Tyrell, was also a big success; we were so glad to see many participants who are running legacy applications that are ready to modernize!
In the webinar, we be explored strategies for mobilizing legacy applications with (more...)
On Thursday, February 27th, I will be hosting part two of the “Mobile for Forms” ODTUG Webinar Series! Last week we did the Forms to APEX Mobile session and it was a great success. If you missed it, check out yesterday’s post. Definitely worth checking out.
For this next webinar, we’ll be exploring strategies for mobilizing legacy applications with ADF Mobile. We will be discussing the challenges of going mobile with legacy applications and give (more...)
As part of our effort to mobilize Oracle Forms customers, last week we did a new spin on things by presenting running Oracle Forms from APEX mobile. The webinar, presented with the APEX rockstar Roel Hartman, was a huge success! We had over a 184 people register and were pleased to see such positive responses from viewers.
APEX Evangelist and Oracle ACE Director, Roel Hartman shared his experience developing a modernized APEX application on an (more...)
If you are working with Oracle software as a developer, DBA or application server administrator, you should read the new OTech Magazine.
The Winter 2014 issue is almost a book: 136 pages of high-quality technology articles by some of the leading experts in their respective fields. My contribution is the article “From Requirements to Tool Choice” about how to choose the right Oracle development tools (ADF, APEX, or Forms).
And did I mention it (more...)
Take the The Evolution of Oracle Forms Survey Now.
I can hardly believe it but its been over 2 years since we did our original Oracle Forms modernization poll for developers. Boy time flies when your having fun! Now we are once again joining with Oracle and the Oracle Forms Community to conduct the “Evolution of Oracle Forms” customer survey. We are doing this survey to really try and determine what are the needs of (more...)
While most of us think that no one at Oracle is really paying attention to all us Oracle Forms folks, we have been proven wrong. Here is a great example of how Oracle Principal Product Manager, Michael Ferrante, is getting us new features and functionality for our beloved product. Oracle Forms 11g now has support for Oracle Traffic Director (OTD). OTD is a layer-7 software load balancer that works quickly and reliably that can be setup (more...)
I am privileged to be attending the yearly IOUC conference which essentially brings together all the Oracle usergroup leaders from all over the world. It was amazing to see so many talented and respected individuals who have dedicated so many years to educating new users and bringing new content. They sat all together teaching and learning from each other.
However, while looking around one thing that struck me was that no one there seemed to (more...)
If you can guess the PL/SQL statements used by transactions or the names of your database’s columns by looking at the labels on input fields or action buttons in an application’s UI, then consider yourself enlightened. You’re ready to improve the user experience.
Take a look at the UI (more...)
Although Oracle Forms is a “mature” technology it’s still getting additional new features with every new version. Since most developers have not done any Oracle forms training since the early 90s I thought I’d do a webinar with ODTUG to get everyone caught up on the new features available now (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...)
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...)
Oracle (Grant Ronald) published today (15th March 2012) an updated Statement of Direction for Oracle Forms and Reports.
The major statement within this Statement of Direction is:
Oracle has no plan to discontinue support of Oracle Forms. Furthermore, a new version of Forms, Oracle Forms 12c, is planned for delivery (more...)
A customer of mine who deploys Oracle Forms 10g on the wild wild web, ran into a little problem.
They don't have control over the java plugin being installed on the client machine and with the latest java 1.7 update
they encountered the following forms error :
FRM-92095: Oracle Jnitiator version too low - please install version 188.8.131.52 or higher
Doh - we're running java 1.7 - not Oracle's obscure Jnitiator.
This seems to be a know issue on metalink see
FRM-92095 Error When Running Forms Using JRE 7 (JRE 1.7) [ID 1348436.1]
Last week you could read in my blog post "Oracle Forms 11g Release 2 (184.108.40.206.0) available
" that Oracle Forms 11g Release 2 is available for Linux x86 and Windows x86. Now Oracle released also the Linux x86-64 version of Oracle Forms & Reports 11g (more...)
Oracle released the latest version of Oracle Forms 11g Release 2 (220.127.116.11.0) for Windows x86 and Linux x86 today.
The download can be found under: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/forms/downloads/index.html
There is also a short new features paper available under http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/forms/forms11gr2newfeatures-497502-en-gb.pdf
The necessary installation documentation can be found under http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E24269_01/index.htm
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...)