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Oracle ADF Faces Cookbook

By : Amr Gawish, Amr Ismail Gawish
Book Image

Oracle ADF Faces Cookbook

By: Amr Gawish, Amr Ismail Gawish

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Oracle ADF Faces Cookbook
Credits
About the Author
Acknowledgments
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Introduction


Oracle Application Development Framework or ADF is the Oracle end-to-end flagship framework to help increase a developer's productivity by providing ready-to-use design patterns and best practices so that the developer needs only to concentrate his/her focus on the business logic rather than focusing on the technology behind it.

With Oracle JDeveloper as a cross-platform Integrated Development Environment (IDE), Oracle ADF and all Oracle Fusion Middleware suite products find the IDE that simplifies development and supports all development lifecycle stages.

Tip

Oracle ADF framework can also be developed with Eclipse IDE. By installing an Oracle Enterprise pack for Eclipse, you can develop ADF applications with Eclipse. For more information, refer to the official documentation at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/eclipse/overview/index.html.

One of the main reasons behind ADF's fast growth is its Controller and View technology, which is famously known as Oracle ADF Faces.

ADF Faces is responsible for representing data to the end user and taking inputs back, passing data from and to the Data layer, respectively, to process.

If you are familiar with the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern, Oracle ADF Faces is the one that is responsible for all the Vs and Cs of the ADF application.

In this book, we will highlight our focus on the Oracle ADF Faces section of the ADF Framework, how to utilize it to our needs, and how to make the best data of it to create a beautiful user experience for the end user.

In this chapter, you will learn how to structure your development environment and how to organize and put everything in its right place. You will learn how to install your latest JDK and the options available for your database installation. You will practice how to install JDeveloper and how to tune it for your operational system, and how to change some general preferences inside JDeveloper. You will get an overview of Git and how to install the book's repository on your machine.