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InterLabs Oracle Forms, what’s next 2011-04-27

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The InterLabs Seminar on April 27 2011, at the Concentra building, Antwerp, Belgium. …

The InterLabs Seminar on April 27 2011, at the Concentra building, Antwerp, Belgium.
To upgrade your Oracle Forms 10g applications, there is no silver bullet sollution. What are the possibilities and their (dis)advantages?

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  • 1. - Use the Oracle Forms ‘converter’ to convertForms to APEX automatically and thenfurthercustomize the application.2.- Youcanbuild APEXapplicationson top of existingForms PL/SQL back-end, providedthat most/all of your business logic is stored in packages. 3. - Rebuild Oracle FormsApplication in APEX using a framework
  • 1. - Use Forms2XML to convert the .fmb files to .xml files2. - Bydoingthis APEX canuseyourForms PL/SQL back-end3. - …4. - UseAPEX’smeta-datasummary to determinewhat to do next5. - Createan APEX applicationbasedon the Formsobjects of yourchosing6. - We at Inter Access useour APEX framework to addcommonfunctionalities to APEX applications in a fast and reliableway.
  • 1. - Or even simpel ones!2. - Ifyou have a good PL/SQL back-enduseit3. - …Thisconcludesmypresentation, thankyouforlistening.

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  • 1. Oracle Forms, what’snext ?
    Concentra Bedrijvencentrum 2011-04-27
  • 2. Welcome @ InterLabs !
    Steve Lannoye – Managing Director
    AboutInterLabs – Innovationcentre of IAB
    Possibilities:
    Interactive programs onactual hot market topics
    Seminars (InterLabs invites)
    Fullycustomizedcoaching programs
  • 3. Patrick Hellemans – Competence Manager Technology
    Sessions intro
  • 4. Agenda
    Welcome @ InterLabs – Steve Lannoye
    Sessions intro – Patrick Hellemans
    Session 1: Java – Marco Barberio
    Session 2: APEX 4.0 – Geert Guldentops
    Break
    Sessions intro – Patrick Hellemans
    Session 3: ADF 11g & Forms 11g – Shintaro Nagaoka
    Wrap up – Patrick Hellemans
    Next steps & opening reception – Steve Lannoye
  • 5. Does Forms 10g still have a future ?
  • 6. Possiblemigrationpaths
  • 7. Marco Barberio – Senior Java Solution Engineer
    Why Java
    Migration paths
    Demo
    Conclusion
    Session 1: Java
  • 8. Forms 10g application requires integration with other applications.
    Java development provides much lower development costs.
    The use of open source technology is beneficial to the organization.
    The organization has determined that proprietary is no longer beneficial.
    Why Java
  • 9. Reuse Database
    CRUD screens will be managed in Java.
    Call custom made stored procedures.
    Create new GUI in JSF.
    Solution: Step 1
  • 10. Rewrite stored procedures in Java code.
    Write all the custom made PL/SQL code in Java.
    Re-factor GUI.
    Solution: Step 2
  • 11. Architecture
    PL/SQL
  • 12. Demo
    Hands
    on
  • 13. “open” technology
    Easy interaction with other applications
    Platform independency :"Write once, run anywhere"
    Conclusion
  • 14. Geert Guldentops – Oracle APEX SolutionEngineer
    Possiblemigrationpaths
    How to convert Oracle Forms 10g to APEX
    Demo migration
    Conclusion
    Session 2: APEX 4.0
  • 15. Use Oracle Forms ‘converter’ to convertForms 10g front-end to APEX
    Build APEX applicationsbasedonexisting PL/SQL back-end
    Createnew APEX applicationsusing a framework
    PossibleMigrationPaths
  • 16. 1. Convert Oracle Forms to XML.
    2. Createan APEX workspaceassociatedwith the Forms schema.
    3. Create a migration project and upload the necessaryxmls.
    4. Analyse the Oracle Formsconversionresults.
    5. Generate Oracle APEX application.
    6. FurtherCustomize the APEX application.
    How To Convert Oracle Forms 10g To APEX
  • 17. Demo Migration
    Hands
    on
  • 18. Oracle FormsConverter does notworkforForms 10g
    Build APEX applicationson top of existing PL/SQL back-endwhenpossible
    Useframeworks and otherreusablecomponents to enable RAD and easilyenhancecommonapplicationfunctionalities
    Conclusion
  • 19.
  • 20. Patrick Hellemans – Competence Manager Technology
    Sessions intro
    Patrick Hellemans – Competence Manager Technology
  • 21. Shintaro Nagaoka – Principal Product Sales Consultant Oracle
    Oracle Forms 11g
    Oracle ADF 11g
    Session 3: ADF 11g & Forms 11g
  • 22. Oracle Forms 11g
    Technically the safest migration ( upgrade )
    Suitable for the intranet type applications
    Oracle’s commitment to continue Forms development
    Runs on Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g
    Some new features in Oracle Forms 11g
  • 23. Upgrading 6i & 10g Applications to 11g
    6i Forms FMB
    11g Forms FMB
    11g Forms FMX
    10g Forms FMB
    6iForms FMT
    open
    Forms Builder 6i
    Forms Compiler
    Oracle Forms Builder 11g
    open
    generate
  • 24. Quotes from the Oracle Whitepaper : Sep 2009
    Oracle Forms and Reports
    Oracle has no plan to desupport these products. Furthermore, new version of Oracle Forms, Oracle Reports will continue to be released as part of Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Forms 11g and Oracle Reports 11g are components of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g.
    In line with our product strategy, future development activities will be aimed at smoother version-to-version upgrade, integration with features of the platform/ technology stack and product stability.
  • 25. Oracle Fusion Middleware ( FMW ) 11g
  • 26. Oracle Forms 11g
    Forms Server
  • 27. 11g Forms New Features
    External events
    Javascript integration
    Java events
    Proxy user support
    PL/SQL tracing
    Oracle diagnostic logging (ODL)
  • 28. External Events
    FormsClient
    BPEL thru AQ
    FormsServer
    Timers
    FormsServer 2
    Databasethru AQ
    Making it possible to call into Forms from the outside world
  • 29. New trigger for programming External Events
  • 30. New SOA integration architecture with Oracle Forms application
    Customer
    solution
    Partner
    solution
    Forms Application
    Oracle Service Bus
  • 31. Oracle JDeveloper ADF
    Application Rewrite
    PL/SQL codes need to be rewritten in Java
    JDEV : Mainstream development tool at Oracle
    Used by the Oracle developers
    Proven productivity through Application Development Framework ( ADF )
    Application deployment requires a middleware platform, typically Oracle Fusion Middleware
  • 32. Java EE
    Web User Interfaces
    Web Services
    SOA
    WebCenter / Portlets
    Database
    XML
    Oracle JDeveloper - Enterprise IDE
    JDeveloper
  • 33. JDeveloper - Unified Visual Development
    SOA
    Web 2.0
    Java
  • 34. Choice of Development Styles
    Visual
    Dialog
    Code
  • 35. Full Lifecycle Support
  • 36. A Common Development Framework
    Oracle Application Development Framework
    Increase productivity & ease-of-use
    Visual and declarative development
    Takes care of the “plumbing” code
    Implements best practices
    Promote service oriented development
    Re-usable business services
    Composite applications development
    Standards-based
    Choice of technology, deployment platform
    End-to-end coverage
    MVC, security, customization
  • 37. Portals / WebCenter
    ADF Architecture
    Channels
    Mobile Browsers
    Excel
    Desktop Browsers
    Disconnected Mobile
    Unified Binding and UI Orchestration
    Service Interfaces
    Database
    ServiceOrchestration
    WebServices
    EBus / PSoft
    Siebel
  • 38. Oracle ADF - Major Benefits
    Faster and simpler standard-based development
    Forrester - the Oracle 11g development environment may finally be the “Visual Basic for Java”
    Partners report 30% productivity improvement over .Net
    Rich interactive user interfaces without the cost
    Single set of developer skills
    Mobile, BI, Geographic Information, Cubic data
    Common infrastructure
    Declarative customization (company, department, personal, portal)
    End-to-end security
    Drag-and-drop binding
    Reliable certification and support
    Advanced Tooling
  • 39. Patrick Hellemans – Competence Manager Technology
    No extended support forForms 10g
    4 possiblemigrationpaths
    2 PL/SQL based : APEX 4.0 & Forms 11g
    2 Java based: ADF 11g & Java
    No silverbulletsolution, butmigrationapproachwillmake the difference
    Wrap up
  • 40. Next steps and opening reception
    Steve Lannoye – Managing Director
  • 41. References
  • 42. Questions ?