Framework for Package-Based ADF BC, My ODTUG Schedule, and More

Like the poltergeists, I’m baaack. I’m back to my usual health, and while I’m still pretty horribly snowed under, I think that enough of the worst of it is over that I can generally commit to my “Updates Mondays” schedule again. This has been a *long* hiatus (over 6 motnths), and I’m very glad to be back among the lang of the living. I’ve missed this blog and the ADF community generally.

Although I plan to get back to the ADF BC Tuning series soon, I want to use this post to announce two things: The first piece of software I’m releasing on this site and my public (that is, not just as an audience member) at ODTUG Kaleidoscope, which will be next week in Monterey, CA.

First, the software. This is actually related to one of the talks I’ll be giving at ODTUG, and tangentially related to another. But even if you aren’t going to the conference, I hope you’ll find it useful. It’s an extension of the ADF BC framework that allows you to create the following 100% declaratively:

  • Entity object definitions (including support for optimistic or pessimistic locking and Refresh After… settings) that use Package APIs instead of DML
  • View object definitions (whether entity-based or not, and including support for query parameters) that use Package APIs instead of SELECT statements
  • Associations and view link definitions involving the above

You can get the framework here.

At ODTUG, I’ll  be participating in the following:

Hope to see you there!

ADF BC Tuning II: Associations

Last week, I talked about tuning your ADF entity objects for maximum performance. This week, I’m going to talk about ADF associations.

Custom Association Views

One of the concepts I covered last week was an entity object’s default query, the all-columns query that would be created in a default view object for that entity object. I also talked about one place where the default query is used, even if you don’t create a default view object: entity object fault-in.

But there’s another place that this possibly inefficient query gets used, at least by default: Whenever your business logic traverses an association accessor.

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ADF BC Tuning I: Entity Objects

This week’s post will be the first of a five-week series about an important but little-discussed topic: Tuning your business components for maximum performance. A lot of projects put very little effort towards business components tuning (usually nothing more than improving the SQL of expert-mode VOs), and because of this, a lot of developers new to the framework come away with the (false) impression that business components perform poorly. Business components actually perform quite well, so long as they’re properly tuned.

This week, I’m going to talk about tuning entity objects. Over the next weeks, I’ll cover associations, view objects, view links, and application modules.

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