Oracle JDeveloper 11gR2 Cookbook

Oracle JDeveloper 11gR2 Cookbook
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  • Encounter a myriad of ADF tasks to help you enhance the practical application of JDeveloper 11gR2
  • Get to grips with deploying, debugging, testing, profiling and optimizing Fusion Web ADF Applications with JDeveloper 11gR2 in this book and e-book
  • A high level development cookbook with immediately applicable recipes for extending your practical knowledge of building ADF applications

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Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 406 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : January 2012
ISBN : 1849684766
ISBN 13 : 9781849684767
Author(s) : Nick Haralabidis
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Enterprise Products and Platforms, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Cookbooks, Enterprise, Oracle

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Prerequisites to Success: ADF Project Setup and Foundations
Chapter 2: Dealing with Basics: Entity Objects
Chapter 3: A Different Point of View: View Object Techniques
Chapter 4: Important Contributors: List of Values, Bind Variables, View Criteria
Chapter 5: Putting them all together: Application Modules
Chapter 6: Go with the Flow: Task Flows
Chapter 7: Face Value: ADF Faces, JSF Pages, and User Interface Components
Chapter 8: Backing not Baking: Bean Recipes
Chapter 9: Handling Security, Session Timeouts, Exceptions, and Errors
Chapter 10: Deploying ADF Applications
Chapter 11: Refactoring, Debugging, Profiling, and Testing
Chapter 12: Optimizing, Fine-tuning, and Monitoring
Chapter 13: Miscellaneous Recipes
    • Chapter 2: Dealing with Basics: Entity Objects
      • Introduction
      • Using a custom property to populate a sequence attribute
      • Overriding doDML() to populate an attribute with a gapless sequence
      • Creating and applying property sets
      • Using getPostedAttribute() to determine the posted attribute's value
      • Overriding remove() to delete associated children entities
      • Overriding remove() to delete a parent entity in an association
      • Using a method validator based on a view object accessor
      • Using Groovy expressions to resolve validation error message tokens
      • Using doDML() to enforce a detail record for a new master record
      • Chapter 3: A Different Point of View: View Object Techniques
        • Introduction
        • Iterating a view object using a secondary rowset iterator
        • Setting default values for view row attributes
        • Controlling the updatability of view object attributes programmatically
        • Setting the Queryable property of a view object attribute programmatically
        • Using a transient attribute to indicate a new view object row
        • Conditionally inserting new rows at the end of the rowset
        • Using findAndSetCurrentRowByKey() to set the view object currency
        • Restoring the current row after a transaction rollback
        • Dynamically changing the WHERE clause of the view object query
        • Removing a row from a rowset without deleting it from the database
        • Chapter 4: Important Contributors: List of Values, Bind Variables, View Criteria
          • Introduction
          • Setting up multiple LOVs using a switcher attribute
          • Setting up cascading LOVs
          • Creating static LOVs
          • Overriding bindParametersForCollection() to set a view object bind variable
          • Creating view criteria programmatically
          • Clearing the values of bind variables associated with the view criteria
          • Searching case insensitively using view criteria
          • Chapter 5: Putting them all together: Application Modules
            • Introduction
            • Creating and using generic extension interfaces
            • Exposing a custom method as a web service
            • Accessing a service interface method from another application module
            • A passivation/activation framework for custom session-specific data
            • Displaying application module pool statistics
            • Using a shared application module for static lookup data
            • Using a custom database transaction
            • Chapter 6: Go with the Flow: Task Flows
              • Introduction
              • Using an application module function to initialize a page
              • Using a task flow initializer to initialize a task flow
              • Calling a task flow as a URL programmatically
              • Retrieving the task flow definition programmatically using MetadataService
              • Creating a train
              • Chapter 7: Face Value: ADF Faces, JSF Pages, and User Interface Components
                • Introduction
                • Using an af:query component to construct a search page
                • Using an af:pop-up component to edit a table row
                • Using an af:tree component
                • Using an af:selectManyShuttle component
                • Using an af:carousel component
                • Using an af:poll component to periodically refresh a table
                • Using page templates for pop-up reuse
                • Exporting data to a client file
                • Chapter 8: Backing not Baking: Bean Recipes
                  • Introduction
                  • Determining whether the current transaction has pending changes
                  • Using a custom af:table selection listener
                  • Using a custom af:query listener to allow execution of a custom application module operation
                  • Using a custom af:query operation listener to clear both the query criteria and results
                  • Using a session scope bean to preserve session-wide information
                  • Using an af:popup during long running tasks
                  • Using an af:popup to handle pending changes
                  • Using an af:iterator to add pagination support to a collection
                  • Chapter 9: Handling Security, Session Timeouts, Exceptions, and Errors
                    • Introduction
                    • Enabling ADF security
                    • Using a custom login page
                    • Accessing the application's security information
                    • Using OPSS to retrieve the authenticated user's profile from the identity store
                    • Detecting and handling session timeouts
                    • Using a custom error handler to customize how exceptions are reported to the ViewController
                    • Customizing the error message details
                    • Overriding attribute validation exceptions
                    • Chapter 10: Deploying ADF Applications
                      • Introduction
                      • Configuring and using the Standalone WebLogic Server
                      • Deploying on the Standalone WebLogic Server
                      • Using ojdeploy to automate the build process
                      • Using Hudson as a continuous integration framework
                      • Chapter 11: Refactoring, Debugging, Profiling, and Testing
                        • Introduction
                        • Synchronizing business components with database changes
                        • Refactoring ADF components
                        • Configuring and using remote debugging
                        • Logging Groovy expressions
                        • Dynamically configuring logging in WebLogic Server
                        • Performing log analysis
                        • Using CPU profiler for an application running on a standalone WebLogic server
                        • Configuring and using JUnit for unit testing
                        • Chapter 12: Optimizing, Fine-tuning, and Monitoring
                          • Introduction
                          • Using Update Batching for entity objects
                          • Limiting the rows fetched by a view object
                          • Limiting large view object query result sets
                          • Limiting large view object query result sets by using required view criteria
                          • Using a work manager for processing of long running tasks
                          • Monitoring the application using JRockit Mission Control
                          • Chapter 13: Miscellaneous Recipes
                            • This chapter is not present in the book but is available as a free download from: 4767EN_Chapter 13_Miscellaneous Recipes.pdf

                            Nick Haralabidis

                            Nick Haralabidis has over 20 years experience in the Information Technology industry, and a multifaceted career in such positions as Senior IT Consultant, Senior Software Engineer and Project Manager for a number of U.S. and Greek corporations (Compuware, Chemical Abstracts Service, NewsBank, CheckFree, Intrasoft International, Unisystems, MedNet International and others). His many years of experience have exposed him to a wide range of technologies ranging from Java, J2EE, C++, C, and Tuxedo, to a number of database technologies. For the last four years Nick has been actively involved in large implementations of next generation enterprise applications utilizing Oracle’s JDeveloper, Application Development Framework (ADF) and SOA technologies. He holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Bridgeport. When he is not pursuing ADF professionally, he writes on his blogs JDeveloper Frequently Asked Questions ( and ADF Code Bits ( He is active in the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) JDeveloper and ADF forum where he both learns from and helps other forum users.
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                            What you will learn from this book

                            • Get quickly up and running by downloading, installing and optimizing JDeveloper on Linux
                            • Absorb the foundational techniques presented for laying out the Fusion Web ADF Application during the application architectural phases
                            • Get to grips with using custom properties and property sets for generic programming and overriding doDML() to populate sequence attributes
                            • Work with View objects, List-of-Values, Bind Variables and View Criteria
                            • Handle security, exceptions, logging and session timeouts
                            • Create and use generic extension interfaces, service-enabling Application Modules and shared Applications Modules
                            • Go further with ADF Faces techniques like using custom listeners for query panel operations and programmatically executing operation bindings
                            • Master Task Flow techniques such as using a Method Call activity to initialize a page and using Task Flow Initializers


                            In Detail

                            Oracle’s Application Development Framework (ADF) for Fusion Web Applications leverages Java EE best practices and proven design patterns to simplify constructing complex web solutions with JDeveloper, and this hands-on, task-based cookbook enables you to realize those complex, enterprise-scale applications. With the help of real-world implementations, practical recipes cover everything from design and construction, to deployment, testing, debugging and optimization.

                            This practical, task-based cookbook takes you, the ADF developer, on a practical journey for building Fusion Web Applications. By implementing a range of real world use cases, you will gain invaluable and applicable knowledge for utilizing the ADF framework with JDeveloper 11gR2.

                            “Oracle JDeveloper 11gR2 Cookbook” is a task-based guide to the complete lifecycle of Fusion Web Application development using Oracle JDeveloper 11gR2 and ADF.

                            You will get quickly up and running with concepts like setting up Application Workspaces and Projects, before delving into specific Business Components such as Entity Objects, View Objects, Application Modules and more. Along the way you will encounter even more practical recipes about ADF Faces UI components and Backing Beans, and the book rounds off by covering security, session timeouts and exceptions.

                            With “Oracle JDeveloper 11gR2 Cookbook” in hand you will be equipped with the practical knowledge of a range of ready to use implementation cases which can be applied to your own Fusion Web ADF Applications.


                            “Oracle JDeveloper 11gR2 Cookbook” is a practical cookbook which goes beyond the basics with immediately applicable recipes for building ADF applications at an intermediate-to-advanced level.

                            Who this book is for

                            If you are a JavaEE developer who wants to go beyond the basics of building ADF applications with Oracle JDeveloper 11gR2 and get hands on with practical recipes, this book is for you.

                            You should be comfortable with general Java development principles, the JDeveloper IDE, and ADF basics.

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