Oracle announced today the release of Oracle ADF Essentials - a free to develop and deploy version of the core technologies at the base of Oracle Application Development Framework (Oracle ADF) – Oracle’s strategic development framework that was used, among other things, to build the new generation of the enterprise Oracle Fusion applications.
This enables Java developers to leverage the following for free:
- Oracle ADF Faces Rich Client components –over 150 JSF 2.0 components that include extensive charting and data visualization components, supports skinning, internalization, accessibility and touch gestures and provides advanced Ajax, windowing, drag and drop and other UI capabilities in a declarative way.
- Oracle ADF Controller – an extension on top of the JSF controller that provides complete process flow definition and enables advanced reusability of flows inside page’s regions.
- Oracle ADF Binding – a declarative way to bind various business services to JSF user interfaces eliminating tedious managed-beans coding.
- Oracle ADF Business Components – a declarative layer for building Java based business services on top of relational databases.
Several other interesting items:
- Oracle provides instructions for deployment of Oracle ADF Essentials on GlassFish.
- Developers can choose to use the whole Oracle ADF, or just pieces of the technology.
- Visual development for Oracle ADF is provided in Oracle JDeveloper – which is also free. Eclipse support via Oracle Enterprise for Eclipse (OEPE) is planned for 2013.
Here is a quick overview and development demo of Oracle ADF Essentials.For more information visit the Oracle ADF Essentials page on OTN.