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...)
With dozens of ADF/Forms/Mobile/Cloud sessions planned for Oracle OpenWorld 2014, choosing which to attend can easily become an overwhelming task. Since I can relate to the chaos that occurs leading up to OOW each year, I thought I would make your lives a little easier by sharing my top ten picks of sessions to attend this year. (And to be frank it took me almost 4 days). Life requires too many decisions as it is, so (more...)
Somehow it is already almost time for Oracle OpenWorld again; time flies when you’re talking about modernizing Oracle Forms to mobile and cloud :)
I hope by now you have all registered for my session with Michael Ferrante, “Oracle Forms Sneak Peak.” Our session offers a preview of what Oracle has planned for the future of Forms. Come and learn how these new features can improve your application and learn the benefits of upgrading and modernizing (more...)
Once again the ADF PMs have been hard at work to provide us all with great training content. This time in the form of a full online course.
Oracle University has begun the First Global Teach of the Oracle Middleware 12c: Build Rich Client Applications with ADF course online.
This course covers all the useful features of ADF Business Components including how to build and test reusable business services. After creating the application they drill (more...)
Oracle Forms Migration Survey: Oracle Forms to APEX / Oracle Forms to .Net / Oracle Forms to ADF / Oracle Forms to Mobile ?
This year at the Kscope conference we started hearing more and more customers saying they were migrating away from Oracle Forms. Many had not started planning or even thought about what such a project entails but the declarations were loud and clear: “We are migrating our Forms system to ______<plug in development tool of choice… ADF…Java…HTML…Net>”. It was as if they were following some trend of what they thought they were supposed to be saying but no one (more...)
So as always we begin with the basics, be sure to checkout the AuraPlayer family photo album of all of you who joined us for a toast throughout Kscope14. My Kscope in pictures.
You can revisit the slides from my sessions here:
Bring Your Legacy Applications to the Mobile World : Tips and tricks on how to begin your Mobile journey.
Experts Panel: Should I Migrate My Oracle Forms Applications? Experts Panel that addressed the future (more...)
With Kscope14 only a week away, I wanted to share a unique opportunity with my readers. This year Oracle Product Manager, Michael Ferrante, is going to be answering questions about modernizing with Oracle Forms at the AuraPlayer booth (#414). If you are concerned about the future of your Oracle Forms investment or if you are unsure how to update, modernize or go mobile, then you can start discussing these challenges directly with Oracle.
Michael will be available to (more...)
With Kscope14 fast approaching next week it’s time to stat preparing your agendas so you don’t miss out on any of the amazing opportunities or the fun that’s available! Of course most of the fun will be at the AuraPlayer booth #414. I invite any of my readers to come on down for a toast and to get one of our one-of-a-kind shotglasses.
MY TOP 11 ADF KSCOPE 14 SESSIONS
Now back to business. The (more...)
Back in January in collaboration with Oracle and PITSS, we conducted an “Evolution of Oracle Forms” customer survey. The aim of this poll was to determine the current needs and trends of the Forms community in terms of features, content, and how you’re looking to move forward. The survey also asked about what technologies you have begun to integrate with or new platforms you are deploying to. Especially exciting was having Oracle Forms Product Manager, Michael Ferrante, on board to (more...)
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...)
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...)
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
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.