Oracle Application Development Framework

Date: June 13, 2006

Oracle ADF Developer's Guide for Forms/4GL Developers

This manual is intended for enterprise developers who are familiar with 4GL tools like Oracle Forms, PeopleTools, SiebelTools, and Visual Studio, and who need to create and deploy database-centric J2EE applications with a service-oriented architecture using the Oracle Application Development Framework (Oracle ADF). This guide explains how to build these applications using ADF Business Components, JavaServer Faces, and ADF Faces: the same technology stack Oracle employs to build the web-based Oracle EBusiness Suite.

Developer's Guide for Forms/4GL Developers

The guide describes in detail how to build web applications using Oracle ADF, using a companion Service Request sample application demo throughout.

You can reference the complete Oracle Application Development Framework Developer's Guide For Forms/4GL Developers online in HTML Format or download the guide in PDF Format for easy offline reference and full-text searching.

Companion Step-by-Step Tutorial

If this is your first time using Oracle ADF, we highly recommend that you take advantage of the companion Oracle ADF Tutorial for Forms/4GL Developers. It leads you step-by-step through building a simplified version of the Service Request (SRDemo) sample application.

Additional Developer's Guide Example Downloads

In addition to referencing examples from the SRDemo sample application, several chapters in the developer's guide reference additional example code you can download and experiment with. They all assume you have installed the SRDemo sample application first (whose example SRDEMO schema is installed automatically when you install the demo). Download and extract any of the zip files below, then open the corresponding JDeveloper workspace file ( *.jws) to explore the code.

  • Chapter 2 - ADFIntro.zip ( Download)
  • Chapters 5, 6, 7, 8 - DevGuideExamples.zip ( Download)
  • Chapter 25 - AdvancedExamples.zip ( Download)
  • Chapter 26 - AdvancedEntityExamples.zip ( Download)
  • Chapter 27 - AdvancedViewObjectExamples.zip ( Download)

Additional Resources for Forms/4GL Developers

The J2EE Application Development for Forms and Designer Developers homepage on OTN provides additional articles and samples and tutorials of interest to Forms/4GL Developers.

The Oracle Application Development Framework product homepage offers links to addtional articles and samples about Oracle ADF.

The Oracle JDeveloper 10g product homepage offers links to additional articles, samples, and tutorials about Oracle JDeveloper 10g development environment.

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