Don’t Miss Out: ADF Sessions at Kscope14!

APWith Kscope14 fast approaching next week it’s time to stat preparing your agendas so you don’t miss out on any of the amazing opportunities or the fun that’s available! Of course most of the fun will be at the AuraPlayer booth #414. I invite any of my readers to come on down for a toast and to get one of our one-of-a-kind shotglasses.




Now back to business. The first thing to check out is the Sunday ADF Symposium: The Mobile Development Strategy . It’s no secret that Mobile is one of the fastest growing and most important areas of technology to focus on today; this introductory symposium will offer advice on how to address the special challenges of mobile apps and what you need to know before you start. Come learn from Oracle about  building mobile apps and get tips for before starting your own development projects. Also consider attending some of the hands-on training sessions like the “Hands-On Training: Developing On-Device Mobile Applications with Oracle” being held by Joe Huang from Oracle.

The next big ADF event is Monday night when Oracle’s Mobility and Development Tools group is hosting “ADF Open Mic Night Featuring Mobility.” This is an opportunity to come and share or just hear about triumphs, challenges and tips and tricks for ADF from others within the Oracle community.

With over 300 sessions to choose from and around 100 that just focus on ADF and Mobile, you will certainly be spoiled for choice at Kscope14. Since life already has too many choices to make, I’ve created a top ten sessions list to make your life a little easier. Of course my session “Bring Your Legacy Applications to the Mobile World” is the one we most recommend, but there are a lot of other great looking sessions to attend. For all of you ADFers who still have large Forms investments, be sure to make time to attend the panel I am c0-hosting with Michael Ferrante: “Experts Panel: Should I Migrate My Oracle Forms Applications?.”

The Top 10

1. BEST ALL AROUND SESSION – The Oracle Mobile Platform: An Overview

Shay Shmeltzer, Oracle Corporation, When: June 23, 2014, Session 3, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

This session is perfect for beginners who are considering developing for mobile and teaches you how the Oracle platform can help. Who better to hear about the future of Oracle Mobility then the VP product Management and Mobility himself Bill Pataky.

2. BEST ADF BEGINNER SESSION – The Quick-Start Guide to ADF: The Why and the How

Frederic Desbiens, Oracle Corporation, When: June 25, 2014, Session 12, 9:45 am – 10:45 am

Another great session for beginners, it will cover why ADF might be important for you by explaining what it is and how to develop with it.

3. BEST PERFORMANCE SESSION – Gauging ADF Application Performance: Instrumenting Your Code

John King, King Training Resources, When: June 24, 2014, Session 5, 8:30 am – 9:30 am

This session will explain Oracle ADF’s mechanisms for instrumenting and tracking performance and demonstrate how these tools can lead to better application production. And of course who can resist a John King presentation he’s one of the best there is!

4. BEST DESIGN SESSION – Mobile First Design for Web Applications with Oracle ADF Faces

Shay Shmeltzer, Oracle Corporation, When: June 24, 2014, Session 8, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This session will focus on going “mobile first” and how this impacts designing interfaces. For those of you who have yet to see a Shay demo this is a must. He is a Jdev magician.

5. BEST MOBILE SESSION – Reaching Out from ADF Mobile

Luc Bors, AMIS Services, When: June 25, 2014, Session 11, 8:30 am – 9:30 am

In this session you will learn about how ADF Mobile enables you to interact with the world surrounding the mobile device. In a world where the phone is the center of our universe this will help teach us how to develop our apps to take advantage of it.

6. BEST PEACE OF MIND SESSION – Applying Security to Your Mobile App

 Joe Huang, Oracle Corporation, When: Jun 25, 2014, Session 16, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

This session explores what the security architecture needed when developing and ADF Mobile app. A must attend presentation for any organization that is serious about its mobile environment.

7. BEST SAFEGAURD SESSION – Top Ten Web Application Vulnerabilities and Using ADF to Avoid Them

Bex Huff, Bezzotech, When: Jun 23, 2014, Session 2, 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

This session will cover the 10 security vulnerabilities common to all web applications, regardless of platform. A must for any organization serious about development.

8. BEST MOVING FORWARD SESSION – Oracle Mobile Cloud Service

Doug Clarke, Oracle Corporation, When: June 24, 2014, Session 10, 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm

This presentation provides an introduction to the Oracle Mobile Cloud Service from the Oracle experts themselves. This is a sneak peek into the newest of cloud offering from Oracle and the one I’m most excited about hearing about.

9. BEST PRACTICES SESSION – Hidden Rocks in Oracle ADF: Sailing Directions

Eugene Fedorenko, CS Integra, When: June 24, 2014, Session 9, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

This session will cover the most common mistakes with developing ADF applications and give live examples of how to escape.

10. BEST DEEP DIVE SESSION – THURSDAY DEEP DIVE: Real-Life ADF Mobile: Things You Don’t Learn from the Developer’s Guide

Luc Bors, AMIS Services, When: June 26, 2014, Session 17 – Deep Dive, 9:00 am – 11:00 am

This is an invaluable session from an expert who is literally writing the book on ADF Mobile that explains issues and challenges that he has come across in his many ADF Mobile travels.

11. BEST VENDOR SESSION Best Practices to manage a successful Oracle Forms to ADF migration – Lessons Learned from a large scale project

Martin Disterheft , PITSS, When: June 24, 2014, Session 6, 9:45 am – 10:45 am

This session presented by our good friends PITSS will be a great customer story with tips on how do do a big bang migration away from Forms but also strategies on how to create hybrid environments if thats more your style.


And now for a bonus round! Although I am an ADF loyalist, I have to give kudos to my APEX partner Roel Hartman. He is giving two great sessions about going Mobile with APEX, so be sure to check them out!

1. Introduction to APEX Mobile Development

Roel Hartman, APEX Consulting, When: June 24, 2014, Session 7, 11:15am-12:15pm

This session with cover mobile development in APEX 5; you will learn how to develop a mobile application that looks amazing and is fully functional. Maybe he will even give you all a bonus treat and show how he can put an APEX UI on Oracle Forms back-end.

2. The Best of Both Worlds: Going Hybrid with Your Mobile APEX Application

Roel Hartman, APEX Consulting, When: June 24, 2014, Session 10, 4:45pm-5:45pm

This session will cover how you can use Oracle Application Express and PhoneGap/Cordova to create great looking and functional near-native applications. You will learn how to do it and what you need to know before starting and will show some helpful demos.


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