Oracle Application Development Framework
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In computing, Oracle Application Development Framework, usually called Oracle ADF, provides a commercial Java framework for building enterprise applications. It provides visual and declarative approaches to Java EE development. It supports rapid application development based on ready-to-use design patterns, metadata-driven and visual tools.
Based on the MVC architecture. Oracle ADF can support any combination of the following:
- Web Services - both SOAP and REST
- TopLink - and EclipseLink
- POJO - simple Java classes (Plain Old Java Objects)
- ADF Business components
- CSV and XML files
- JavaServer Faces (JSF)
- ADF Task Flows - extension of the JSF controller layer that adds complete process flow and reusability aspects.
- JavaServer Pages (JSP)
- JavaServer Faces (JSF)
- ADF Faces
- ADF Mobile browser - based on Apache Trinidad
- Excel through ADF desktop integration
Oracle also offers Eclipse based tooling for ADF in Oracle Enterprise Pack For Eclipse.
Mobile application development
- Oracle ADF Mobile - a hybrid framework for mobile development. Enables development of a single source and generation of native applications for both iOS and Android devices. Coding of logic is done with the Java language. UI layer can be developed with a set of components (AMX) that generate an HTML5 based user interface. In addition Oracle ADF Mobile can incorporate local HTML5 pages and remote HTML content generated from other servers.
Oracle ADF Mobile includes a controller layer based on the ADF Taskflow concepts, as well as support for the ADF binding solution for easy binding of UI to services. Oracle ADF Mobile support interaction with device features such as GPS, contacts, SMS and more.
Oracle Corporation has marketed parts of Oracle ADF since 1999 — specifically ADF Business Components — then known as "JBO" and later as "BC4J" ("Business Components for Java").
The current[update] ADF architecture with the generic model/binding layer was introduced with JDeveloper 9.0.5.
In June 2006 Oracle Corporation donated the ADF Faces component library to Apache Trinidad. (ADF Faces, Oracle's JSF implementation, includes over 100 components.) In September 2012 Oracle introduced a free version of the core Oracle ADF technologies under the name "Oracle ADF Essentials". For more information, see http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/adf/overview/components-1844931.html.
Oracle ADF Essentials is a free to develop and deploy packaging of the key core technologies of Oracle ADF. See the license terms for Oracle ADF Essentials: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/licenses/adf-essentials-license-1837221.html For the "full" Oracle ADF: The Oracle Application Server licence includes a component for a license fee for Oracle ADF. This means that all users who have purchased an Oracle Application Server licence may use Oracle ADF for free. Users who want to deploy ADF to a third-party application-server can purchase an ADF runtime license at their local Oracle sales office. Users can develop and test Oracle ADF applications free of charge declaratively within Oracle JDeveloper.
Oracle Corporation purchased WebLogic in June 2008, and thus no longer regards it as a third-party application-server, so ADF is included in every WebLogic license.
Supported customers can get access to the source code for Oracle ADF through a request to Oracle Support.
- Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse
- Oracle WebLogic Server
- Oracle Fusion
- JBoss Seam
- Spring framework
- Ruby on Rails
- Django (web framework)
- Official website
- Oracle ADF Essentials
- Mobile Application Development
- ADF Learning Center
- ADF Faces website
- Oracle JDeveloper site
- Basic Demo
- Oracle ADF Blog
- JDeveloper 10.1.3 Tag Library Information
- Dorsey, Paul; Koletzke, Peter; Faderman, Avrom (December 2002). Oracle9i Jdeveloper handbook. p. 932. Retrieved 2009-09-15. "[...]Business Components for Java (BC4J)[...]"
- Source: http://blogs.oracle.com/devtools/2008/08/announcing_oracle_weblogic_ser.html