The Future of Oracle Forms: The Survey Results

Last month AuraPlayer created and distributed the “Evolution of Forms” survey in conjunction with Oracle product management and PITSS.  The responses about how people use Forms now and their plans for the future gave us great insight into how Forms and its users are evolving. Based on the responses AuraPlayer wants to share some new content.  AuraPlayer CEO, Mia Urman, and Oracle Forms Product Manager, Michael Ferrante, have collaborated to host this webinar at the end (more...)

Free webcast: Improve Oracle Forms Performance – The 5 Pillars

As more companies upgrade to 11g, improving performance and stability of the Forms systems becomes even more challenging. Since your Forms applications are the key to your business, so how can you make them live up their potential?

Join me on Tuesday, April 1st at 1pm for a FREE webcast on the Five Pillars of Performance of Oracle Forms. Alongside with Bill Blundon, CMO of Correlsense, I will be presenting on how to take (more...)

Bug of the week: Deployment Stuck at “Copying security related files to the ADF Mobile Framework application…” Stage

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...)

Oracle Forms on iPad using ADF Mobile: ODTUG Webinar

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...)

How can I change my existing ADF Mobile application skin to mobileAlta ?

Now that iOS7 has a cool new look and feel, you’re probably looking at the old ADF Mobile projects in Jdeveloper created in previous versions and thinking it looks a little dated; not as ‘fresh’ in comparison to iOS7. So we felt this week that it was time for you all to do an update. In this post, I’ll explain how you can easily upgrade your ADF Mobile application skin to the fresh new mobileAlta skin to match the iOS7 (more...)

Strategies for Oracle Forms to Mobile Devices and Tablets: ODTUG Webinar

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...)

Running Oracle Forms From APEX: February ODTUG Webinar Series

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...)

First Look at New Enhancement Patch for ADF Mobile – iOS7 and Support for Xcode 5

This week Oracle ADF Mobile Team has released a new patch.

What can I say? They keep this team BUSY. It  seems they release a new patch or enhancement, about every couple of months. And every release is a step forward for a more usable, reliable and cutting edge development environment. In this release, the new look and feel for iOS7 – is GREAT!, and the new look and feel for Android – again, (more...)

New publication for Oracle professionals

OTech Magazine Winter 2014If 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...)

The Future of Oracle Forms Community Survey

Future of Forms

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...)

Load Balancer for Oracle Forms

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...)

Language and UX: CRUD can also be a Fancy Name for Crap

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...)

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...)

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...)

Long live Oracle Forms – New Statement of Direction

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...)

The Future of Oracle Forms is … Forms !

http://technology.amis.nl/blog/14416/the-future-of-forms-is-forms-and-some-friends-ukoug-2011-with-grant-ronald


FRM-92095: Oracle Jnitiator version too low – please install version 1.1.8.2 or higher

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 1.1.8.2 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]

Oracle Forms 11g Release 2 (11.1.2.0.0) now for Linux x86-64 available

Last week you could read in my blog post "Oracle Forms 11g Release 2 (11.1.2.0.0) 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 Forms 11g Release 2 (11.1.2.0.0) available

Oracle released the latest version of Oracle Forms 11g Release 2 (11.1.2.0.0) 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

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...)