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Quick Start Guide to Oracle Fusion Development: Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle ADF (Oracle Press) [Paperback]

by Grant Ronald
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Book Description

August 19, 2010 0071744282 978-0071744287 1

Get Started with Oracle Fusion Development

Written by a Group Product Manager at Oracle, this Oracle Press guide gets you up and running quickly with your first Oracle Fusion applications. Quick Start Guide to Oracle Fusion Development provides only the essential information you need to build applications in a matter of hours. Rapidly learn the building blocks and functionality you’ll use most of the time. The progression of topics closely matches the application building process, taking you through a typical developer scenario from start to completion.

Quick Start Guide to Oracle Fusion Development features

  • Concise and friendly format providing the essentials needed to start building applications right away
  • Chapters that build on each other to illustrate a typical development scenario from start to finish
  • Unique author insights gained from hours of one-on-one meetings with customers and work in Oracle’s usability labs

The perfect entry point to Oracle Fusion development
Introduction to Fusion and the Fusion Technologies; Introduction to JDeveloper and Oracle ADF; Finding your Way Around JDeveloper; Building Business Services; Introducing ADF Business Components; The Role of the Entity; A View of your Data – The View Object; The Application Module; Implementing Business Service Validation; More View Object Features; Building the User Interface; Introducing ADF Face Rich Client; ADF Model; Building Typical ADF Pages; Building Application Flow; Menus, Toolbars and Buttons; Advanced UI Techniques; Data Visualization and Other Rich UI Components; Application Look and Feel; Common Coding Patterns; Common Business Service Coding Examples; Common View Coding Examples

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Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Grant Ronald is a Group Product Manager in Oracle's Application Development Tools Division responsible for guiding Oracle's traditional development base to Fusion. He has spent 12 years working with Oracle's traditional toolset and eight years working on the Oracle JDeveloper and ADF product management team. Grant speaks at many Oracle events (e.g. UKOUG, DOAG, Oracle World, ODTUG) across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and North America. He also has a regular column in the UK Oracle User Group magazine and has written for Oracle Magazine and the Oracle Development Tools Journal. Grant also blogs at

Product Details

  • Series: Oracle Press
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media; 1 edition (August 19, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071744282
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071744287
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #758,304 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An easy read - awesome for beginners January 15, 2011
By George
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I have had a difficult time wrapping myself around the Java EE stack. Time after time I found very detailed explanations and examples on how to do things in JDeveloper/ADF, but not really why. This book explains the why and does so in a very easy to read manner. It has provided precisely what I needed to get started. I now have a much better understanding of how the pieces fit together and feel ready for the more code-oriented books such as the JDeveloper Handbook or Fusion Developer Guides. For someone without J2EE experience looking to break into Oracle ADF, this is a must read.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not A Tutorial August 22, 2011
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I strongly disagree with the majority of the comments made by the previous evaluators - meaning they highly praise this book's efforts.

Yes, this book is packed full of information and details concerning almost any element of development you will encounter for Fusion Apps using ADF.

That being said, it is not a good tutorial. The reason I am stating this is that you are not building a complete application through step-by-step instructions. You have something more of a shell of a development with lots of fragments that are disjointed. The author actually states this in his introduction - "One decision that was made early in the book-writing process was not to include pages and pages of very specific and detailed step-by-step instructions of how to build a sample application." I, for one, wish it was. You can download a completed application from the author's link specified in the book (also in the introduction).

This is not a reference book either and the author tells you that too. You really need to work with the samples to grasp the ADF paradigm. Then, you might bookmark the various pages that illustrate those concepts for a reference later in your development work.

What this book does is give you an ability to peer inside of the many different challenges you will have as an ADF developer.

1. Comprehensive - a lot of ADF technology is addressed in the book
2. When the author writes good examples, they will definitely give you the background you need to know.
3. Provides a sample application at the link given in the book
4. Best book available on ADF development - there is none better right now!
5. Much better resource than anything else I can find on the Internet.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Bible for ADF Newcomers August 18, 2011
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This is an extremely well written and easy to follow book which, as the title says, gives a very quick and concise guide to getting up and running with ADF very quickly.

I read through the book as part of my prep for ADF Certification and although by the point of reading I had gained a handle of what was in there, there were also a few little extra nuggets that I picked up which have been very useful.

All concepts are described in a fashion that is very easy to understand, and the order and flow in which the elements are taught fits in well with the order of development one would usually take with an ADF Project.

I would definitely recommend this book as a starting point for anyone wanting to get to grips with ADF for the first time - the examples actually worked too. Some of the other ADF books contain errors in the examples so you end up having to debug which can be frustrating to someone learning the technology - there were no such issues with this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just, Excellent !!! January 30, 2011
Yes, this "Quick Start Guide to Oracle Fusion Development" if just EXCELLENT !!
Everything important is covered, just at the level needed to make readers not lost. As already mentioned in the other reviews, this book is pleasant to read because the author paid attention to write it in a clear and easy to understand language.
I definitely will talk about this "Quick Start Guide to Oracle Fusion Development" during the ADF Foundation workshops, as a very good complement to start with Fusion Development.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Roll up your sleaves and get your hands on Fusion... January 5, 2011
By Robert
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In my opinion, this is an excellent book, well written and thorough.

Given that the Oracle Fusion ADF Technology Stack provides an incredibly rich set of options for software developers to make use of, this guide meets the challenge of exposing and demonstrating the Toolset in an effective as well as an interesting way.

On first looking into Jdeveloper, one could be overwhelmed by the quantity of options and settings available to the developer; however, this book, skillfully guides the reader through the technology layers, consistently exposing and demonstrating the toolset capabilities. By the time you have completed working through this book, you will realise that a significant portion of the ADF and Jdeveloper toolset has been covered.

If you plan on using the toolset, I would strongly encourage you to actively participate in developing the examples yourself as this is where a lot of the valuable instruction can be gained for yourself.

I think it's a great guide for getting to grips with Oracle Jdeveloper 11g and the Application Development Framework; ideal for people who already have some conceptual knowledge and exposure to database, object and web page concepts, but want to experience for themselves, the power of the Fusion Technology Stack.

I therefore believe this book will be valuable for:
#{Programmers} who want to make a transition to ADF or to see for themselves, what the framework can do.
#{Architects & Management} who want to know what the technology stack is capable of providing.
#{Teachers & Trainers} who want to provide Take Home style training materials.
#{Future use} as a Quick Reference Guide if you want to be reminded how to tackle a particular challenge.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent starter guide to ADF
ADF can be overwhelming at first, even with previous experience in Java/SQL. This book eases you in gently - it has broad coverage for most of the platform's concepts. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Tom
5.0 out of 5 stars Oracle Fusion with JDeveloper
Simple, easy to understand and great for the beginner. The book was written for the enterprising developer new to Jdeveloper and Oracle Fusion Development and it has been quite... Read more
Published 20 months ago by clement
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book to start off with on ADF
This is an excellent book. It introduces the basic concepts very nicely and also gives you little example nuggets to digest. An ideal book for beginners. Read more
Published on February 24, 2012 by Arnab
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Quick Start Guide
Grant Ronald managed to write an excellent "Quick Start Guide to Oracle Fusion Development".

A look at the content immediately learns that this book covers the whole... Read more
Published on November 8, 2010 by luc bors
5.0 out of 5 stars Book Review - Quick Start Guide to Oracle Fusion Development
This weekend I was reading Grant Ronald's book - Quick Start Guide to Oracle Fusion Development. What is really important, this book not only gives quick start information, it is... Read more
Published on October 4, 2010 by Andrejus Baranovskis
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent introduction to ADF
A great introduction for anyone new to the world of ADF, or in fact for people with some experience to refresh and possibly pick up new tricks :) Covering ADF Business Components... Read more
Published on October 4, 2010 by Brent Harlow
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected
I appreciate how difficult it is to write a book like this. If you purchase this book expecting it to give you a beginner's guide to ADF, you might want to also use the link... Read more
Published on September 12, 2010 by Daniel L. Atwood
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