Language : English
Paperback : 330 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : April 2013
ISBN : 1849689008
ISBN 13 : 9781849689007
Reviewed by : Frank Nimphius, Sten E. Vesterli
Author(s) : Vinod Krishnan
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Oracle Applications, Beginner’s Guides, Enterprise, Oracle
This book is intended for beginners who know a little about Java programming and would like to learn how to develop rich web applications using the Oracle Application Development Framework.
Chapter 1, Installing and Configuring Jdeveloper IDE – This is the first time you are working with Jdeveloper, Where do you start? – In this chapter you will learn how to install and configure Jdeveloper IDE, how to work with the IDE.
Chapter 2, Getting Started with ADF – you don’t know what is ADF? You would love to see a running example – You will learn the basics of Model-View-Controller Architecture, How ADF fits into the MVC patter, learn the components of ADF, building a simple ADF application.
Chapter 3, Understanding the Model Layer– Do you know how Business components work, can we explore? – You will learn about ADF Business components and how it works, familiarize with the components..
Chapter 4, Validating and Using the Model data– How will you do validation for your model? Learn how to write business logic declaratively, learn the groovy expressions, and manage transactions and exposing the data.
Chapter 5, Binding the Data– Do you know how to expose the model data to the UI layer? This chapter teaches how to use the data control and bind the data for the user interface.
Chapter 6, Displaying the Data– Do you want to design your page? You will learn how to display the data in the UI using layers and components.
Chapter 7, Working with Navigation Flows– You would love to pass information from one page to another, but how? – Learn how to use the page flows and activities pass parameters and about ADF lifecycle.
Chapter 8, Layout with Look & Feel – Do you see your page good for the user? You will learn how to style the page and make it presentable.
Chapter 9, Implementing Security – You would love to secure your page, don’t you? This chapter will help in securing the page that you have created, Allow and restrict access for different roles and groups.
Chapter 10, Deploying the ADF Application – How do you make your application available to your friend? This chapter will help you deploy the application to the server.
Chapter 11, Advanced Features of ADF – Now you know the basics, what’s next? – Advanced features of the ADF11gR2 framework is explained in this chapter.
Good to know about this book, its really less chapters and learn quickly.
I like this book; the author’s logical explanation of both the concepts and technologies of the framework is so rich. He guess he is an excellent teacher too. My appeal to him though is for him to write the 12c version, digging deeper into the framework to satisfy the requirements of both the beginner and the advanced. I will also like to appeal to him to write a book on Oracle SOA 12c with this same rich explanation and presentation of the concepts and technology implementations.