Whether you are deciding on the framework to use for your next Java web or mobile project or whether you are contemplating your next career step as a Java EE developer, ADF should be on your short list for consideration. With a new free version, deployment on many application servers including Tomcat, JBoss and GlassFish, extended support in both Eclipse and JDeveloper, and a Java based mobile solution for both iOS and Android – ADF has a lot to offer.
ADF is the Java EE Application Development Framework from Oracle. ADF allows developers to develop rich, enterprise grade Java web and mobile applications in a very productive manner. Many of the generic (plumbing) concerns that need to be addressed for most Java/JEE applications are taken care of by the framework – allowing developers to focus on the business specific functional areas. The initial 80% of the application is created through largely declarative development – 4GL style. The remaining 80% is dealt with in a fairly ordinary coding style, similar to plain Java EE development or to development using other frameworks.
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