Oracle Forms, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, is Oracle's long-established technology to design and build enterprise applications quickly and efficiently. Oracle remains committed to the development of this technology, and to the ongoing release as a component of the Oracle platform. This continuing commitment to Forms technology enables you to leverage your existing investment by easily upgrading and integrating existing Oracle Forms applications to take advantage of web technologies and service oriented architectures (SOA).
Oracle/PITSS iSeminar replay: Oracle Forms App Modernization. Presented by PITSS and Oracle Forms Product Management. Learn about Oracle's product direction for Forms and what services are available through PITSS. Download replay here or streaming replay here. 06-May-2013
Java 7U21 was released on April 16, 2013. This Critical Patch Update release include numerous security fixes. Oracle Forms customers using Forms versions 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, or 184.108.40.206 should consider upgrading client machines to this Java version in order to ensure the highest level of security possible. If you are using Forms versions older than 220.127.116.11, consider upgrading to Java 6u45. The latest Java versions can be downloaded from here and more information about the changes can be found here. We are also recommend that any Forms applications that use custom JAR files be signed using a trusted certificate. More information about this signing recommendation can be found here.
Are you asking the question about migrating a Forms application? This paper written by Oracle Application Development Tools Product Management, describes Oracle's position on migration and outlines the challenges and the questions you need to ask if you are considering migrating Forms. This article first appeared in the ODTUG technical journal.