Modernizing New Jersey: One Forms System at a Time

Last week we had the pleasure of presenting at the New Jersey Government Oracle User Group (NJOUG).

It was incredible to see such a dedicated group of people; over 40 people came out to hear all different types of topics with regards to database, middleware, etc.

Mia was asked to speak on a range of topics from Forms, Reports, Mobile, Cloud and basically map out what she sees as the future of Oracle development from today as we move into the cloud generation. They gave her an hour and a half to do it; somehow she was still pressed for time 😉 and racing thru her demo of “How to Move Oracle Forms into the Oracle Mobile Cloud” in the last three minutes.

We were surprised to learn how many systems were still running in forms 6i. They explained that 5 years ago oracle was saying “forms is dead,” leaving them under the impression that they would have to migrate away from forms, so they didn’t upgrade, because they were going to migrate and needed to decide what technology to migrate to. Some systems attempted to redevelop with java, and stuck with it for over a year before getting so deep in the weeds that they ultimately abandoned the project and haven’t done anything on the Forms systems since. I hope after seeing the session and learning about all the ways to modernize without redevelopment they are happy to move forward and feel confident that an upgrade to 11g is the way to go.

We hope to do a lot more of these road shows with local user groups to show them how easy it can be to upgrade and modernize their Oracle Forms. It’s important that more people start to recognize that Oracle is committed to forms and that it is not going anywhere, that upgrades are possible, and they can modernize. If you want to invite Mia Urman to talk for your group please contact us at info@old.auraplayer.com. For more info, the slides from our NJOUG session are available on our website here; or, you can read more about our modernization options from our Facelift page here. Of course, if you have any specific questions about your own Forms challenges, you can contact us directly at info@auraplayer.

– Jackie Sullivan

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A true developer, Yossi has been developing and coding in Java / J2EE, C++, .Net, and C# for over 15 years, focusing mainly on the RD side of things. Entering the Oracle World about 5 years ago, Yossi immersed himself in the world of Oracle SOA, Weblogic, ADF and ADF Mobile, as well as the Java side of things.

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