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Posted on March 28th, 2009 by Sanjit Anand ||Email This Post Email This Post

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ADF stands for ‘Applications Development Framework’

Oracle Application Development Framework (Oracle ADF) is an innovative, Java EE development framework available from Oracle and directly supported and enabled by evelopment environment, Oracle JDeveloper 11g

Oracle ADF simplifies Java EE development by minimizing the need to write code that implements the application‘s infrastructure allowing the developers to focus on the features of the actual application.

Oracle ADF is also focused on the development experience to provide a visual and declarative approach to Java EE development through
the Oracle JDeveloper 11g development tool.

Oracle ADF Provides end-to-end infrastructure solutions for O/R Mapping, persistence, caching, controller, binding, UI framework

Oracle ADF is an easy way to use them via Visual editors, Property editors, dialogs etc

dgreybarrow What’s the Role of ADF in the world of Oracle

  • The development framework for Fusion Applications
  • The framework at the base of WebCenter
  • The UI for SOA and BPM Suite
  • Human workflows
  • Used in other Oracle products like EM, Siebel and more

dgreybarrowWhat is ADF Framework?

Is MVC pattern , used mostly for:

  • Object/Relational mapping
  • Data Persistence
  • Reusable Controller Layer
  • Rich Web User Interface Framework
  • Data Binding To UI
  • Security
  • Customization

dgreybarrow ADF Architecture

This can be best Understood as:

ADF Architecture

dgreybarrow Career future of Oracle ADF

ADF is core in Oracle Fusion Architecture and its growing fast both in Fusion Middleware and Applications, so lots of professional opportunities in the following years. Growth means Opps !

A good move in this skill set for those who worked in Java based technology.

dgreybarrow Key Resource book/guide on ADF 11g.

A friend of mine extensively works in ADF technology mention sometime back, ADF is best learnt by samples.

If you want to learn concepts, read any of the books mentioned below.

You can Check out these two free e Courses from Oracle.

To learn coding in ADF the Insider Series is very good

Conclusion – ADF is a key Oracle technology

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