Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Welcome back!

I've been away from blogging for too long. My old blog succumbed to spam way back. It just got too bad and I ended up shutting down my blog.

I am now putting my faith back in modern anti-spam technology and giving it another try with Google's Blogger. There's just so much stuff going on in my daytime job that is perfect for a blog. Sometimes you spend a couple of hours or days on a technical issue and I want to share it with the world. It's also a great reference for myself because you frequently need a solution you figured out months/years ago and a blog can be a very valuable reference.

For people that don't know me personally: I am Wilfred van der Deijl from The Netherlands. I have been working with Oracle development tools since 1995 with a strong focus on ADF in the last 7 years. I am an Oracle Fusion Middleware ACE and an independent contractor working on projects in the Netherlands and occasionally abroad. Last year I did smaller jobs in Denmark, Belgium, Canada and the Cayman Islands. I am also the creator of OraFormsFaces, a toolkit to seamlessly integrate legacy Oracle Forms modules into a web application. I try to present as much as possible at different Oracle events, such as OpenWorld, ODTUG Kaleidoscope, UKOUG, etcetera.

So here I am again. A fresh new blog about ADF and other Oracle Fusion Middleware topics. I am still thinking whether I should import the content of my old blog or I should get a clean start.

There are some nice ADF goodies coming in future posts. Examples are a global DateTimeConverter that allows the entry of dates without any separator (eg. 311212 or 12312012), a custom ClientBehavior to replace the decimal point on the numerical keyboard with a comma as you type, and some experiences building an ADF Mobile application that we hope to publish in both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

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