Should’ve Used OpenOffice

We had some great discussions at the Oracle ADF Methodology Unconference yesterday. We talked about adoption decisions (particularly about the whole ADF vs. APEX thing), testing methodologies, integrating ADF applications with reporting tools, and coding standards (interesting tip from Oracle’s Duncan Mills and Lynn Munsinger about this one: don’t get over-exuberant with your package structuring up front. Apps did at one point, and while it worked fine on Linux, porting it over to Windows caused it to break: the names of some of the files (which include whole package trees in them) exceeded Windows’ acceptable length limit. I believe the upshots of all the discussions are in (or will soon be in) the process of wikification.

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My Public Event Schedule at OOW

If you’re going to Oracle OpenWorld (OOW) next week, I’d love to meet you. As of now, I’m going to be at 3 public (as in, I’ll be there in a capacity where I’ll be accessible, not just as an audience member) events:

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.