Presentations from UKOUG Development SIG Meeting – Forms in the 21st Century

Well yesterday I had the pleasure of presenting at the UKOUG Development SIG Meeting – Forms in the 21st Century.

I was very excited to see that over 50 developers traveled all the way to Soulihul (quite a town  🙂 – 2 hours outside of London) to get a drill down of how to modernize or migrate their Oracle Forms systems. I was of course especially excited that I FINALLY got a new computer that could actually run all my incredible demos as well as presentations at the same time without crashing 🙂


I got up to the stage to connect my laptop to the projector and realized that my great new computer actually does not have a connector to attach to the projector.

Thankfully Grant and YouTube were there to save the day. Grant let me use his computer and I was able to show the OraPlayer demos over YouTube. Not as cool as the ones I prepared but they got the job done.

I want to invite anyone who feels they missed out on the live demo to get in touch with me and I will be happy to do a web demo of the solutions for you!

I give you all a full rundown of the conference in a post soon so stay tuned but for now here are my presentations.

My First presentation was – Reach for the Clouds: SOA & Mobile Computing for Forms Developers


While today’s organizations are looking to take advantage of new mobile environments, cloud computing, and web-services. Forms developers have no easy answers as their Oracle Forms legacy systems were designed years ago without integration in mind. My session will explore how developers can extend the lifetime of their legacy systems by integrating or migrating them to the new service and mobile based environments.

Topics include:

>What’s All the Buzz About? – Why Enter the SOA World?
>Achieving SOA Without Migration
                      ›Database – Refactor Forms Code to the DB
                      ›Services – Running Webservices From Forms
                      ›Client – Using Javascript from Forms 11g
                       ›Messaging – Using Advanced queues for Database Integration and Messaging
>A New Approach – Forms Logic to Mobile – ›Live Mobile Demo – Using OraPlayer

>Moving Forward with SOA

Demos of the OraPlayer Solution

1) Recording a simple Oracle Forms scenario using the unique OraPlayer Toolbar
2) Using the OraPlayer generator wizard to Wrap the scenario file recorded in step 1 with a Java API, then import it into Jdeveloper to create an ADF DataControl
3) Developing in ADF Faces with OraPlayer’s Oracle Forms business logic data control
4) Running the developed ADF system that runs 2 seperate Oracle Forms scenario’s from ADF buttons and ADF text boxes binded to OraPlayer output parameters (Oracle forms wrapped by OraPlayer)

Development Free – Mobile Deployment of Oracle Forms Business Logic
1) Convert the forms scenario recorded in step 1 above to a default MobileBrowser app
2) Running the application generate in step 1 on a mobile phone
3) Playback of a OraPlayer scenario from a Mobile iPhone app

My second presentation – Give Your Forms a Facelift: Tips and Tricks for Forms UI Modernization


Think migration is the only way to get modern, sleek looking web applications? In this session I will give practical tips and tricks on how to use Java elements and design techniques to modernize the look of your applications. I will also show a live demo of taking a tired old form system and bringing it into the next century.

Topics include:

•  Do we need surgery for a New look? – Must We Migrate For A Modern “Webby” UI?
•  It’s amazing what a little makeup can do  – Using Images / GUI Elements / Color / Fonts
•   A more flattering outfit  – “Look and Feel Project”
•   Just a little lift – Using Java beans, Javascript and PJC’s
•   Full body workup – UI with Oracle Forms –3rd party Tools + Live Demo
•   Prognosis – The Future of Forms is ….. Forms
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David Buch
Senior Products Manager

David, our Senior Products Manager, is a highly experienced professional specializing in product definition, innovations, and development, with broad customer understanding, and skillful people management. He has over 20 years of R&D work experience, and continues to excel in his expertise. When he is not working, David enjoys spending his time as a professional tuba player joining symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles.

Elizabeth Pearl
Relationship Manager

Before joining AuraPlayer, Elizabeth completed a Masters degree in Education and worked as a teacher. Elizabeth’s role as Customer Relationship Manager combines both her passion for technology and her deep desire to educate  others. On a daily basis, Elizabeth takes the valuable insights she gained as a teacher and uses them to rise within the world of tech. She uses her skills of active listening, organization, preparation, and clear communication to enhance the wonderful relationships she has with both coworkers and customers.


Elizabeth is originally from the United States but currently resides in England. In her spare time, she loves exercising, spending time with her family and friends, and playing volleyball.

Nathalie Wasserman
CFO & Operations Manager

Natalie is proud to be AuraPlayer’s Operations and Chief Financial Officer. She takes pride in her work, and loves being a part of the AuraPlayer family. Prior to working at AuraPlayer, Nathalie worked at various companies as an accountant. She attended the University College London (UCL), where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in economics and business. She then went on to pursue a Master’s degree in Political Economies in Eastern Europe. 

Gwen Edwards
VP Business Development

An expert in helping businesses seize their potential and grow, Gwen is committed to take AuraPlayer to the next level. With over 30 years of experience in the high technology sector and working with Fortune 500 companies, she works as an advisor for growing businesses to help enhance their value and reach their business objectives. She’s a dynamic member of our team, leveraging her sales and marketing, and P&L experience to our current and future product suite.

Gwen also serves on a several private company boards in Silicon Valley, and is an active member of the angel investment network, Golden Seeds.

Yossi Nakash
CTO & Co-Founder

A true developer, Yossi has been developing and coding in Java / J2EE, C++, .Net, and C# for over 20 years, focusing mainly on the RD side of things. Entering the Oracle World about 10 years ago, Yossi immersed himself in the world of Oracle SOA, Weblogic, EBS and EBS Mobile, as well as the Java side of things.

Prior to joining Mia to found AuraPlayer, Yossi held the role of RD team leader at RadView and was a Java developer at Motorola.