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In a long hoped for but little anticipated move, Oracle yesterday announced ADF Essentials – the free edition of the ADF framework. Oracle now offers a complete free stack to develop and deploy applications – with Oracle Database XE, GlassFish Open Source Edition and ADF Essentials, optionally running on Oracle Enterprise Linux. It’s a red LAMP if you will.
ADF Essentials is exactly the same as ADF – it is just a subset of ADF. Even some of the highly advanced features in ADF are included in ADF Essentials – such as Data Visualization (DVT), Business Components (ADF BC), Data Binding and Taskflows. The parts not included in ADF Essentials are by and large more for specific use cases – ADF Mobile, Desktop Integration, Customization – or targeted at integration with other components in the Oracle Fusion Middleware stack – such as Data Controls for Essbase, BI and BAM.
Some of the features of ADF that are not available with Essentials that are unfortunate to let go off: ADF Security (!), publication of ADF BC as Web Service, the Web Service Data Control and remote taskflows. However, for most of these features, alternative solutions can be created or are already available – such as More >
Oracle Open World is around the corner – with all the latest about Oracle products. In het hubbub of the latest and greatest, flashiest and news-worthiest, you may not expect Oracle Forms to play a major role. And to be fair: it will not have a major role at OOW. However, Forms is (still) a very important technology for many of Oracle’s customers and (therefore) for Oracle itself. On Tuesday 2nd October, a special Forms community event will take place at Oracle Open World. Under the theme “What should we do with our Oracle Forms going forward ?“, you are invited to come meet the Oracle Forms product management and worldwide leading Forms experts to answer your burning questions, discuss modernization options and hear Oracle’s vision for system development moving forward, as well as attend two OOW sessions at the beginning and the end of this event:
11:45 AM ”Give Your Forms a Face-lift: Tips and Tricks for Oracle Forms GUI Modernization” by Mia Urman from OraPlayer
in between – we will have an “Ask the experts” Oracle Forms experts panel. Here we will answer questions from the audience with Grant Ronald – Oracle Forms product manager as our moderator and a panel of experts More >
The world wide ADF community – convenes in the Oracle Wiki, develops the ADF methodology and meets at Oracle Open World
Oracle’s ADF framework is used by many organizations around the world. The largest of these obviously is Oracle’s own development team – of which thousands of developers have been trained in and are developing with ADF. Outside Oracle, again thousands of developers are creating advanced Web Applications using the ADF technology stack. Several dozens of these developers do not just develop with ADF, they investigate, extract best practices and try to share their experiences. They do that for example by participating in threads on OTN, presenting on various user group gatherings and conferences, publishing articles on their weblogs and pestering Oracle staff with their comments, criticism and suggestions. Thanks to the initiative of Oracle ACE Director Chris Muir, these ADF have joined forces. (more…)