ADF: Resources to for getting started with ADF

Just a short post on the books and resources I used when starting with ADF.

At first ADF looks pretty simple – then reality hit you. This is a list of the books I’ve used when learning how to use the framework. I hope it’s useful.

”Oracle ADF Enterprise Application Development – Made Simple” (Sten Vesterli) (link)
When I started working with ADF the first book I read was this one. It’s great introduction to ADF. Naturally I’m completely unbiased (Sten is a good colleague).

Developing Web Applications with Oracle ADF Essentials (Sten Vesterli) (link)
If you’re thinking about using the free version of ADF (ADF Essentials). Then this is a good starter. There’s a review of it here

Quick Start Guide to Oracle Fusion Development (Grant Ronald)
Another great introduction. A bit more in-depth than the above books. Well worth the read.

Oracle JDeveloper 11g Handbook: A Guide to Fusion Web Development (Duncan Mills)
This one got a lot of flack in the Amazon user reviews. To be honest I don’t understand why. I read it cover to cover when preparing for the ADF certification.

Oracle Fusion Developer Guide (Frank Nimphius & Lynn Munsinger)
Frank & Lynns book is huge! And, in my humble opinion, the to read once you’re ready for the advanced stuff.

Web resources:

Oracle Insider has videos on anything from simple introductions to advanced stuff. If you want to learn how to use ADF – watch all of them!

ADF Code Corner has a big table of contents. Just visit it and enjoy.

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One Response to ADF: Resources to for getting started with ADF

  1. Seth says:

    Hi Michael – I wanted to add our training resources to your list here. We created our own curriculum for ADF and keep a vast archive of tutorial videos that our students request. Here’s our page: http://www.fireboxtraining.com/oracle-adf-training

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