Oracle Forms Modernization

Thousands of customers have been successfully running their core business systems on Oracle Forms technology. With a vision to the future, many businesses are looking to the principles of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) to extend their current applications and also to align their business and IT needs. The ability to build services modeled on business functions, reuse and orchestration of common, loosely coupled services and the agility associated with working with modular services, built on recognized standards, are attractive options.

Oracle provides a roadmap to modernize applications based on Oracle Forms technology by providing an incremental approach for developers who need to extend their business platform to JEE. This allows Oracle Forms customers to retain their investment in Oracle Forms while leveraging the opportunities offered by complementing technologies. Read more to learn how to integrate Forms with a Service Oriented Architecture.


Getting Started

 Forms Strategy Webcast Get an outline of Oracle's strategy to modernize Oracle Forms applications
 Services from Forms Webcast Get an overview of how to call Web services from Forms
 Building Reusable Services Find out how to build and share services between Forms and Java applications
 New features in Oracle Forms 11g . Find out what the upcoming version of Forms will bring to the table.
 Perform With SOA Read about International Foundation Eurotransplant's experience of modernizing their Oracle Forms investment with SOA
 Learn more about SOA In conjunction with the Butler Group, Oracle SOA specialists, Griffiths Waite take you through an introduction to SOA


Thinking about migration of Forms to Java or Apex?

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. New!

Free Forms Modernization Days announced for India, China and South East Asia Check out the Forms Modernization events coming to a city near you New!

Free Fusion Developer Days announced for EMEA Twelve new dates annouced covering Europe

Free Fusion Developer Days Come and get hands-on at these free days running in February, March and April

Atos Origin run Form SOA initiative Oracle partner Atos Origin run a Forms SOA initiative in Europe

Tools Direction: Oracle Forms Modernization First published in the ODTUG Technical Journal, this article outlines Oracle's modernization roadmap.

Empowering Oracle Forms within an SOA: ZLM Case Study Case study of a Forms modernization using JDeveloper, Web services and ESB.

Oracle Forms and SOA: A Case Study In Modernization Oracle SOA specialists, Griffiths Waite, detail their experiences of modernizing an Oracle Forms application through SOA.

 New Forms Modernization Events announced including Switzerland, The Netherlands and Belgium
 New OTN Forms Modernization Page Oracle are proud to announce the new modernization page for Oracle Forms.
 Software Development for Advanced Flexibility Head of Forms and SOA practice at international service provider Atos Origin, Malcolm Smith talks about their strategy for Forms modernization to SOA.
 Oracle Forms to SOA: A Case Study - The "Oracle SOA Company" Griffiths Waite, discuss their hands on experience of modernizing a financial services Oracle Forms application to a service based architecture. Coming Soon
 Oracle Forms UI Modernization The first step to modernization may be to modernize your user interface. UK Consultancy firm Griffiths Waite, took this approach with an Oracle Forms Healthcare system.


Oracle Forms Modernization will be featured at the following events:
 Official Oracle Forms Modernization Events
 Oracle Developer Day for Fusion Developers - Free events running in first quarter of 2009


Free Download
 Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g
 Oracle JDeveloper 11g

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White Papers
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Oracle Forms Statement of Direction


Oracle Forms and SOA: Executive Summary


Oracle Forms and SOA: The Whys and Hows for your business


Oracle Forms & Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)

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Webcasts and Demos
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·  Oracle Forms Strategy

Integrating Forms and SOA: Web Services and BPEL

· Building new services in JDeveloper and Oracle ADF
· Oracle Forms 11g New Features
· Integrating with JavaScript in Oracle Forms 11g
· Integrating with external events in Oracle Forms 11g

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How Tos
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· Calling a Web Service from Oracle Forms
· Introduction to building a BPEL process

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Forms Blogroll
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· Grant Ronald
· Jan Carlin

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Customer Successes
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· EuroTransplant International Foundation
· Atos Origin
· Griffiths Waite Forms Modernization Case Study
· Griffiths Waite (Capula)
· Eurotransplant (Oracle Magazine)
· ZLM/Cronos Case Study

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Learn More
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· Oracle Forms Upgrade Center
· J2EE for Forms Developers
· Oracle Forms and SOA