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Oracle ADF and Java ADF faces

Oracle Database Tips by Donald Burleson

Question:  What does ADF stand for?  I'm doing Java development and I see a lot about ADF.

Answer: ADF stands for "Application Development Framework", and it's a collection of Java Server Faces (JSF) components in a library.  Oracle ADF is based on J2EE design patterns and the ADF library can be used within Oracle Application Express (Apex, a.k.a. HTML-DB) and Oracle JDeveloper.  The design goal of Oracle ADF is to make "black boxes" that hide the complexity of the J2EE details and allows the developer to focus on the programming issues.

ADF also includes specialized components such as AJAX renderkit.  The Oracle ADF faces component list includes:

  • Integrated File upload support.
  • Client-side AJAX validators and converters for fast asynchronous interactivity.
  • A pageFlow scope process that makes it easier to pass values from one page to another.
  • A new hybrid state saving strategy gives developers the best of both client and server-side state saving.

For more details, see Steve Karam's book "Oracle and AJAX: The Handbook for Dynamic Web Development" by Rampant.
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