Oracle ADF Enterprise Application Development-Made Simple

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 396 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook (June 9, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849681880
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849681889

eBook Description:

Successfully plan, develop, test and deploy enterprise applications with Oracle ADF with this book and eBook

  • Best practices for real-life enterprise application development
  • Proven project methodology to ensure success with your ADF project from an Oracle ACE Director
  • Understand the effort involved in building an ADF application from scratch, or converting an existing application
  • Learn to set up and use the best support tools directly from within JDeveloper for maximum productivity
  • Experience live application development with lots of examples

In Detail

With Application Development Framework (ADF), Oracle gives you the tool its own developers use. Modern enterprise applications must be user-friendly, visually attractive, and fast performing and Oracle Fusion Applications are just that; but to get the desired output you need proven methods to use this powerful and flexible tool to achieve success in developing your enterprise applications.

Just as you need to know more than how to wield a hammer to build a house, you need more than knowing ADF to build a successful enterprise application. This book explains how to use the technology, create a blueprint, and organize your work to ensure success.

This book takes you through an entire enterprise application development project using ADF. The book begins with a proof of concept, demonstrating the basics of the ADF technology, and then moves on to estimating the effort. You will then learn the necessary skills required to structure your project, your code, and how to build a successful enterprise project with ADF.

Additional topics allow you to explore the support tools required for source control and issue tracking, learn to integrate them into your development environment, and use them productively to develop an enterprise application. Out-of-the-box functionalities such as skinning, customization, and internationalization are discussed at length.

All you need to know about building enterprise applications with Oracle ADF—not just the technology, but its organization, tools, and best practices.

What you will learn from this book :

  • Develop an ADF application quickly using database tables together with common ADF user interface components and data visualization components
  • Estimate the effort required to build an ADF enterprise application
  • Organize the development team, choose support tools, and write development guidelines to ensure a uniform development approach
  • Set up the necessary infrastructure and configure a development workstation
  • Develop necessary templates and framework classes to allow productive and flexible development
  • Build a complete application using all the enterprise support tools
  • Test your ADF enterprise application at the component, integration, and system levels
  • Use skinning to change the look of the application to correspond to the enterprise’s visual identity
  • Customize the application to meet the needs and expectations of different users
  • Secure the enterprise application and assign roles for specific functionality


This book is written in an easy-to-read style, following an enterprise development process through all the phases from proof of concept to initiation and setup to development and on to integration testing and deployment. Concepts are illustrated with real-world examples and the approaches and methods are explained step by step.


Podcast content courtesy of Oracle

Duncan Mills, Senior Director of Product Management for Oracle’s Development tools and author Sten Vesterli discuss Sten’s book , the growth of ADF’s popularity and hints and tips for the aspiring ADF developer.

Who this book is written for

This book is for developers in general – both web developers and developers experienced with classic 4GL tools like Oracle Forms – who wish to learn how to develop modern, user-friendly web applications in an Oracle environment. It is for novice ADF developers who wish to learn how to use JDeveloper and ADF, as well as for more experienced ADF developers who wish to improve their knowledge and understanding of ADF and how to use it effectively.

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