Headstart Oracle Designer

Do you want to take full advantage of the powerful Oracle Designer tool set as quickly as possible? Oracle offers you Headstart Oracle Designer and the accompanying Headstart Service for a quick and smooth start. Through this product and service you optimize use of Oracle Designer and focus on the business requirements rather than on technology. Headstart fully exploits the new features in Oracle Designer and Developer enabling you to rapidly generate your system that is fully web enabled. It implements, checks, and enforces Oracle's world wide Custom Development standards as described in the Standards and Guidelines Library of CDM Advantage. This saves time and money in the short term and leads to higher quality and maintainability of your systems in the long run. 

What is Headstart Oracle Designer? 

Headstart Oracle Designer is an add-on to Oracle Designer, based on Oracle Consulting best practices. It consists of two components: 

  • Headstart Template Package, a sophisticated set of templates and reusable components that allow you to 100% generate a truly professional Graphical User Interface (GUI) which can be deployed on the Web. 
  • Headstart Utilities, a productivity suite that checks and enforces the world wide Oracle Custom Development standards and significantly accelerates your development cycle through automation of time-consuming tasks in Oracle. Headstart fully support CDM RuleFrame with  powerful utilities that transform business rules to business rule design definitions, create deployment packages for your business logic layer and let you create an access layer to your business logic in only a few moments. For more information on CDM RuleFrame take a look at the related white papers. 
Note: Headstart Oracle Designer is part of the Oracle iDevelopment Accelerators and sold through Oracle Consulting, please contact your local Oracle Consulting representative for more information.
 
Technical Information
 
    Headstart Oracle Designer
  PDF Headstart Oracle Designer Fact Sheet (112 KB) 
This four page fact sheet gives you a full overview of the functionality and features of Headstart Oracle Designer release
  PDF CDM RuleFrame Fact Sheet (112 KB) 
This four page fact sheet gives you the six main reasons why you should use CDM RuleFrame and the related new CDM RuleFrame option of Headstart Oracle Designer.

Demonstrations
HTML Headstart Template Package Demonstration (1616 KB) 
This demonstration in the form of a 16 minute Viewlet will give you an overview of the most important functionality of the Headstart Template Package. The Viewlet will take some time to start and will run automatically. If it goes too fast you can use the pause button.
HTML Headstart Utilities Demonstration (706 KB) 
This demonstration in the form of a 11 minute Viewlet will give you an overview of the most important functionality of the Headstart Utilities. The Viewlet will take some time to start and will run automatically. If it goes too fast you can use the pause button.
 
Related White Papers
  PDF CDM RuleFrame Overview: 6 Reasons to get Framed! (671kb)
This paper gives an overview of CDM RuleFrame, a powerful framework for the implementation of business rules in multi-tier applications. It offers fast and easy implementation of rules, fast and easy maintenance of rules, traceability of implemented rules to their analysis definitions, transaction level enforcement of rules, front end independence and data independence.
  PDF CDM RuleFrame: Speaking CDM RuleSLang - Structured Business Rule Modeling (200kb) 
White paper that addresses how to perform Structured Business Rule Modeling within the CDM RuleFrame context. In addition this paper includes CDM RuleSLang an easy Specification Language that gives you the possibility to automated processing and code generation.
  PDF CDM RuleFrame - the Business Rule Implementation Framework that Saves You Work (652kb) 
This paper discusses how to use CDM RuleFrame during the Design and Generation phase to build an independent Business Logic Layer. It discusses how to create Business Rule Design Definitions in Oracle Designer, how to use the CDM RuleFrame utilities to automate the creation of the rule layer, and how to use the Business Logic Layer from front ends developed using a variety of tools including the Forms Generator, JDeveloper, the WebServer Generator and WebDB. It includes several sample rules fully coded.
  PDF 100% Generation (112 KB) 
This paper addresses the issue of achieving 100% generation from two different angles: 1. Organizational/mental perspective: what non-technical conditions must be met to achieve high generation rates?; and 2. Technical perspective: what does Designer release 2.0 offer? Although equally important, the focus of this paper will be more on the first question, the one that is often underestimated, or worse, completely ignored.
  PDF Exploring the Designer/2000 2.1 Server Generator (32 KB) 
The Server Generator of Designer/2000 2.1 offers great new functionality to application developers. This paper focuses on the generation of Table and Module Component API's - one of the most exciting new features - and their role in an n-tier architecture and (server-side) business rule implementation.
  PDF Object Oriented Forms Generation using Designer/2000 2.1 (79 KB) 
Designer/2000 and Developer/2000 release 2.1provide us with a number of long-waited features in the area of forms building and generation. This paper focuses on two new concepts that allow for a shift to a more object-oriented approach in forms generation: 
  • Reusable Module Components (RMC) 
  • Object Subclassing and Object Libraries 
 
Related Offerings
  HTML CDM Advantage 2.0 (671kb)
Headstart fully support CDM Advantage 2.0. It fully supports CDM RuleFrame and checks and implements most of the standards as described in the Standards and Guidelines Library of CDM Advantage
  HTML Oracle Designer Web Assistant (671kb)
Lets you browse all meta data on the web, including the meta data that is generated by the Headstart Utilities.
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