- When is Forms 12c coming out?
- Is Forms dead?
- Will Forms ever run without a Java applet?
- Will we be able to run Forms on Chrome?
- How can I deploy my form to mobile devices?
The list of pressing questions about Oracle Forms seems endless, but we will finally get you some answers!
ODTUG and the Oracle Forms community have coordinated a free Q&A webinar hosted by Michael Ferrante, the Oracle Forms project manager himself. He (more...)
Our phones here at AuraPlayer have been ringing off the hook by stressed customers worried what they will do with their Oracle Forms environments now that Chrome has announced it will no longer support Java Applets. You may have noticed, since the latest Chrome update, Java applets do not run by default in the Chrome browser.
This is caused by Chrome support of NPAPI plug-ins being disabled by default; a java applet is an example of these plug-ins.
I have to kick off this post with a huge apology to my dedicated readers for not posting recently. As I am sure you are all aware, the Northeast has been experiencing some crazy snow storms, and Boston has turned completely white. The almost constant snowfall has made my life incredibly hectic because school keeps getting canceled and chasing my 3 little ones (under the age of 6) it makes it hard to stay on top (more...)
At Kscope14 ODTUG had a “Social Media Lounge” where they interviewed leaders and visionaries in various technology fields. They have just released a great one where John King, a renowned Oracle ACE Director for middleware and Oracle development tools, interviewed Michael Ferrante, the Oracle Forms Product Manager. Of course the hot topic was the future of Forms. When asked about this Michael responded:
“I’m smiling because I hear that [Forms is dead] a lot as well. I (more...)
Last week I did a quick hop, skip, and a jump across the pond to Nuremberg, Germany for the DOAG usergroup conference. Although I was only there for a total of 54 hours, I’m so glad I made the effort to attend. I was especially honored to go to represent ODTUG as we further attempt to increase cooperation and connect with fellow user groups around the world.
Michael Ferrante preparing for his session. I’m glad I made it just in time to (more...)
What a view!
I just returned from my first trip to Utah where I briefly (I was only there for 28 hours!) touched down in Salt Lake City to attend the UTOUG Fall Symposium.
Before I give you the run down, if you just want to cut to the chase, here are the session slides:
Evolving From Legacy to Mobile and Beyond
The Next Two Years: What Should I Do NOW with My Oracle Forms (more...)
Somehow it is already November, which means I have to start gearing up for all the travel that I will be doing this month. I just got back from my first trip to Utah for the super UTOUG Training Days. The team treated us like royalty and it was fun being able to bring a bit of the legacy to mobile message to Salt Lake City. Now in less than 2 weeks….Germany here I come!
The AuraPlayer Team Selfie at OOW
Another Oracle OpenWorld is behind us (when did it become October?) and as usual, it was fun to catch up with the members of my Oracle developer community, my ODTUG buddies and fellow ACEs. Cloud was definitely the hot topic on everyone’s mind this year, especially because Oracle announced their upcoming Oracle Mobile Cloud Services and released their Oracle Developer Cloud Service to production a few weeks before the (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...)
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 220.127.116.11 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 (18.104.22.168.0) 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 (22.214.171.124.0) 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...)
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 has for a long time offered “Statements of Direction” outlining their strategy in various areas. One the statements I have been following with interest is the one that applies to Oracle Forms and Reports.
The latest version of this reassuringly says about Forms and Reports: “Oracle has no plan (more...)