The Bible for ADF Developers – Best Practices, Guidelines, How-to’s: the works!


Steve Muench is known as ADF Evangelist, spreading the Gospel from some wonderful location near the Mediterraneum, writing undocumented samples for advanced and usually essential pieces of functionality in Oracle ADF Applications as well as responding to hundreds of threads on the OTN discussion forum. Now he has sat down with a bunch of ADF specialists, product developers and product managers and others, to bundle all these best practices, tips, work-arounds etc. Over 1300 pages of extremely useful stuff. Of course, lots of things we already gathered ourselves, the hard way. But put together, with the logic behind it and the demo application to illustrate the explanations, it is pretty much the Essential ADF guide.

It is called “Oracle® Application Development Framework Developer’s Guide For Forms/4GL Developers 10g Release 3 (” and was released a couple of weeks ago on OTN. You can download the PDF or go straight to the HTML version: . Some additional information
is found at: .

The Developer’s Guide has information for novice developers, providing a gradual introduction into ADF Application Development. On the other hand, it has lots of advanced stuff on pretty important topics such as deployment (this would have helped Rob! – see Deployment on Oracle 10gAS 10.1.2 – , security, performance tuning, debugging, team development etc.

About Author

Lucas Jellema, active in IT (and with Oracle) since 1994. Oracle ACE Director and Oracle Developer Champion. Solution architect and developer on diverse areas including SQL, JavaScript, Docker, Machine Learning, Java, SOA and microservices, events in various shapes and forms and many other things. Author of the Oracle Press books: Oracle SOA Suite 11g Handbook and Oracle SOA Suite 12c Handbook. Frequent presenter on community events and conferences such as JavaOne, Oracle Code and Oracle OpenWorld.

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