The Next JDeveloper Patch Set

So, if I’ve timed this right, the next JDeveloper Patch Set will have been announcedby the time  this blog post goes up, so I should be able to talk about it.

There’s a new minor release of JDeveloper that’s targeted for some time in the next few months. Here’s a partial preview of its features: Continue reading The Next JDeveloper Patch Set

The JDeveloper 11g Handbook is Here!

The JDeveloper 11g Handbook: A Guide to Oracle Fusion Web Development is being released today! If you’re at Oracle OpenWorld, you can pick it up at the conference bookstore starting Monday. If not, you can buy it from Amazon.

You can access errata, database scripts you need for the hands-on practices, and hands-on practice solutions from the TUHRA2 home page on samplecode.oracle.com. Pretty soon you’ll be able to download code snippets from there, too.

ADF BC Tuning VII: Application Modules, Part 1

It’s been a while since the last installment of ADF BC Tuning, but it’s time to start it up again. I’ve already posted tips for tuning entity objects, associations, view objects (in three parts), and view links, so now, let’s turn our attention to the last of the major business components: application modules.

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Simple ADF Client-Side Component Use Cases: Kaleidoscope ’09 Report IV

Last week, I talked about the essentials for doing any client-side component manipulation, as described in Lucas Jellema‘s ODTUG Kaleidoscope 2009 talk, “That’s Rich! Putting a smile on ADF Faces.” This week, I’m going to talk about a couple of simple use cases for client-side programming that he demonstrated.

Before I do that, though, I should mention what I think is currently the most important resource for client-side programming: Frank NimphiusJavaScript Programming Nuggets page. That contains a lot of tips about ADF Faces RC client-side programming, and goes into a considerably higher level of sophistication than Lucas’ talk did (or this post will). But in case you find that a bit intimidating to start out with, here are three very simple use cases for client-side programming.

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How to Use ADF Client-Side Components: Kaleidoscope ’09 Report III

Two weeks ago, I compared a pair of talks I saw at ODTUG Kaleidoscope 2009, “That’s Rich! Putting a smile on ADF Faces,” by Lucas Jellema, and “Fusion Design Fundamentals,” by Duncan Mills. In particular, I contrasted the two opinions given of ADF Faces RC client-side (that is, Javascript) programming, and came down on Lucas’ side: Adding Javascript to ADF Faces RC applications, though it shouldn’t be overdone, can be very useful, and the usual risks attendant on Javascript programming are significantly mitigated if you develop exclusively to the ADF Faces RC Client-Side API (rather than attempting direct access to/manipulation of the DOM) and understand what validation in Javascript can and can’t do (provide convenience for the user and protection against honest user error and provide real enforcement of data integrity, respectively).

What I didn’t get a chance to do in that post was talk about the actual tips for client-side component manipulation that Lucas provided. I’m going to do this over the next couple of weeks. This week, I’m going to talk about the essentials for doing any client-side component manipulation. Next week, I’ll talk about some specific component manipulation use cases that Lucas went over in his talk.

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