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

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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3000 Developers!: Kaleidoscope ’09 Report II

Last week, I talked a bit about the two talks I saw at ODTUG Kaleidoscope 2009 on Monday, Lucas Jellema‘s “That’s Rich! Putting a smile on ADF Faces,” and Duncan Mills‘ “Fusion Design Fundamentals.” My focus was the debate about whether and when to use custom Javascript and ADF Faces RC client-side objects. But both talks had a lot of interesting information outside the debate. In this post, I’m going to talk about Duncan’s account of the ADF methodology used by the team  at Oracle responsible for Oracle Fusion Applications–a massive rewrite of Oracle’s business applications based on ADF with the Fusion stack (that is, ADF all the way from bottom to top: business components, model, task flows, Faces RC). This team is is especially notable for its size–3000 developers–which makes a proper methodology even more critical than usual. Next week, I’m going to go into more specific detail about the client-side programming tips Lucas demonstrated.

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An ADF “Methodology for the Masses”

I’m pleased to announce that I’m going to be an “expert” in an Oracle OpenWord Unconference workshop session to develop an ADF Methodology for the now-in-technical-preview release 11g based on an end-to-end ADF technology stack (ADF BC/ADF Model Layer/ADF Task Flows/ADF Faces RC). This session was the brainchild of Oracle Fusion Middleware ACE Director and blogger Chris Muir, and will feature quite a number of Oracle ACEs and other ADF experts. My particular focus (in the sense of what I’m preparing for the most–the vast majority of the session is going to be in open workshop format) is architecting for reusability.

People of all levels of ADF experience are welcome–from novices who want to learn others’ ideas for solving methodological problems to experts who want to contribute their own. So if you’re going to be at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco this year, wander across the street and check it out–just let us know you’re coming. Oh, and if you want to watch/participate in our advance discussion, you’re more than welcome to join our Google group.

The Year of AJAX, Take Four: Part II

Last week, I talked about the ADF Faces Rich Client components included in ADF 11g, the rich capabilities they offer, and the fact that I still don’t think they use AJAX to its full potential. I mentioned some examples of how I’d like to see these components evolve in 12g.

Of course, with JDeveloper 11g still in technical previews, JDeveloper 12g is not on the horizon yet–I don’t know if it’s even in development–so from the perspective of a developer out in the field, any discussion of how these components might be enhanced for 12g is still pretty pie-in-the-sky. What can developers do in the mean time?

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