Next three days the annual UKOUG conference hits the town of Birmingham. It’ll be three full days packed with Oracle content on a broad range of subjects on Database, Middleware, Development, Fusion, APEX, MySQL, Business and Strategy all divided in 17 tracks. My interest will (off course) focus on ADF.
I’m looking forward to almost all presentations but I’m especially eager to hear about the future of Fusion. Duncan Mills will gives a keynote on this subject on Monday and Frank Nimphius will then provide us with an overview of the next 12c release of ADF and JDeveloper. Then my colleague Luc Bors will present on ADF Mobile (‘Providing a Multi-Platform Mobile Solution with Oracle ADF Mobile’). I expect a great session with lots of demos. He’ll also have a session on Forms modernization. Then a sesison by Grant Ronald about design patterns, always a great subject. The day will finish with a very interesting technical session on animations with HTML5 and CSS3.
On Tuesday there will be more great ADF sessions by Steven Davelaar, Chris Muir and Frank Nimphius. Steven masters the art to present complex subjects in a simple and enthusiastic manner, definitely worthwhile to attend. I also expect a good and session on the UIShell by Chris and an entertaining presentation on classic ADF mistakes by Frank. Don’t miss Frank Houwelings session ‘Improve Your ADF Fusion Application’s Response Time by as Much as 70%’ on ADF performance and metrics. I’ve never seen sexier graphs about my application before.
And off course, don’t miss own sessions: ‘Deploy with Joy: Using Hudson to Build and Deploy your ADF Fusion Application’ and ‘ADF Development from the Trenches’.
Then on Wednesday it’s a half day masterclass by Chris Muir on ADF Architecture Fundamentals, a not-to-be-missed session on application design and architecture and the decision to be made early in the development cycle. And the whole afternoon there’s time to get experience in the ‘Mobile Development Hands-on Lab’.
All in all, the UKOUG conference promises great sessions and the opportunity to meet nice and great people. It’ll definitely be three very intense but worthwhile days.