A productivity toolkit on top of Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) that saves months of development time by dramatically improving the way developers make transactional Java Web applications, Oracle JHeadstart provides a set of sophisticated, reusable components that automatically implements best practices and automates ADF development tasks through powerful utilities and generators.
Technology Director, Oracle Consulting
Location: De Meern, The Netherlands
Product: Oracle JHeadstart
Q: Why is Oracle JHeadstart innovative?
A:Oracle JHeadstart enables developers to reach productivity levels that are unprecedented for building enterprise class Java-based Web applications. It is unique because it can generate very sophisticated, fully functional ADF Web applications that auto-implement a host of best practices. Unlike most application generators, Oracle JHeadstart does not compromise the flexibility developers have when building ADF applications. In addition, Oracle JHeadstart is unique in its capabilities to reuse Oracle Forms definitions and transform them into ADF Web applications.
Q: Can you think of an example where Oracle JHeadstart has helped a customer become more innovative?
A: The Dutch Ministry of Justice used ADF and Oracle JHeadstart to develop an application that digitalizes the vast amounts of paperwork involved with managing the cases of detained people. This means that now, the files can be instantly viewed electronically.
Q: What's the most innovative project or product you've ever worked on?
A: In the early 1990s, I worked on one of the largest Oracle Forms projects in the world at that time. We developed an integrated system for the Dutch Ministry of Justice to support the complete criminal law process from intimation to execution of a sentence. Today, the system has been rebuilt but is still largely based on Oracle Forms.
Q: How do you think Oracle's innovative culture benefits our customers?
A: We allow customers to run their businesses smarter while saving costs.
Q: What would you call the enemy of innovation?
Q: What innovative technology are you excited about right now?
A: Grid and cloud technologies, because when innovators get great ideas for new applications, it is much easier and cheaper to bring these applications to the world using these technologies.
Q: Who do you think is the most innovative person at Oracle?
A: Larry Ellison. If you start in a garage and 30 years later run a multi-billion-dollar company, you must have re-invented yourself many times.
Q: And outside of Oracle?
A: Tim Berners-Lee, the man who invented the World Wide Web.