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Developing Web Applications with Oracle ADF Essentials

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Sten E. Vesterli

Quickly build attractive, user-friendly web applications using Oracle's free ADF Essentials toolkit
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782170686
Paperback270 pages

About This Book

  • Quickly build compete applications with business services, page flows, and data-bound pages without programming
  • Use Java to implement any business rule or application logic
  • Choose the right architecture for high productivity and maintainability
  • Follow a common example application that illustrates the key concepts throughout the book

Who This Book Is For

"Developing Web Applications with Oracle ADF Essentials" is for you if you want to build modern, user-friendly web applications for all kinds of data gathering, analysis, and presentations. You do not need to know any advanced HTML or JavaScript programming. Business logic can be implemented by adding Java code at well-defined hook points, so you do not need do know advanced object-oriented programming—regular Java programming skills are enough.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: My First ADF Essentials Application
Getting ready
Installing MySQL
Installing Java Development Kit and GlassFish
Installing ADF Essentials
Installing JDeveloper
Building a simple ADF Essentials application
Can it run faster?
Summary
Chapter 2: Creating Business Services
Business service possibilities
ADF Business Components
Starting the example application
How ADF business components work
Building your own foundation
Building entity objects for the example application
Building view objects
Application module
Testing business components
Summary
Chapter 3: Creating Task Flows and Pages
Building task flows
Building pages
Using data bindings
Summary
Chapter 4: Adding Business Logic
Adding logic to business components
Adding logic to the user interface
Example application
Summary
Chapter 5: Building Enterprise Applications
Structuring your code
Using version control
Working with ADF libraries
Example application
Summary
Chapter 6: Debugging ADF Applications
ADF logging
Logging in GlassFish
Debugging in JDeveloper
Summary
Chapter 7: Securing an ADF Essentials Application
Apache Shiro basics
Advanced Shiro
Implementing authorization
Summary
Chapter 8: Build and Deploy
Creating a build script
Automated deployment to GlassFish
Integrating other functionality in your build
Preparing to go live
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Set up a complete, free development environment with MySQL, GlassFish, JDeveloper, and ADF Essentials
  • Create business services based on database tables – without programming
  • Visually design your application with ADF task flows
  • Build application pages with advanced user interface components, automatically mapping them to business services
  • Add business logic with regular Java programming, working with user interface elements and database data
  • Divide your application into reusable ADF libraries for efficient development in larger teams
  • Debug your application through all layers of the architecture
  • Implement role-based security
  • Set up automated build processes
  • Package and deploy your application to test and production environments

In Detail

With ADF, Oracle gives you the chance to use the powerful tool used by Oracle’s own developers. Modern enterprise applications must be user-friendly, visually attractive, and fast performing. Oracle Fusion Applications are just that; but to get the desired output you need proven methods to use this powerful and flexible tool to achieve success in developing your enterprise applications.

"Developing Web Applications with Oracle ADF Essentials" explains all you need to know in order to build good-looking, user-friendly applications on a completely free technology stack. It explains the highly productive, declarative development approach that will literally have your application running within a few hours, as well as how to use Java to add business logic.

"Developing Web Applications with Oracle ADF Essentials" tells you how to develop and deploy web application applications based on the highly productive and free Oracle ADF Essentials framework. You will first learn how to build business services on top of database tables, and then how to easily build a web application using these services. You will see how to visually design the flow through your application with ADF task flows, and how to use Java programming to implement business logic. Using this book, you can start building and deploying advanced web applications on a robust, free platform quickly.

Towards the end, you will be ready to build real-world ADF Essentials applications and will be able to consider yourself an ADF Essentials journeyman.

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