Late, but not forgotten, here is the summary of day four. It was too late yesterday, after the appreciation event to write it all down,
Wednesday was a somehow slow day for me as I attended two sessions only. Most of the day was reserved for meetings around my other activities in the OTN network like moderation and the German ADF Community which will soon relaunch their community page on OTN.
The first session was about testing web applications with Selenium ‘Testing Java Web Applications with Selenium: A Cookbook‘ by Jorge Hidalgo and Vicente Gonzalez Arellano, over at the Java One. It turned out that the Selenium Webdriver for JDev ADF is better working than the one showed in the demo in this session. The JDev Webdriver abstracts all the tricky stuff like waiting for ajax calls or finding the right component away from the developer. This make the job really easy. Summary: nothing new learned.
and allow some very nice features out of the box like pageable collections, rich set of meta data, list of values, attribute types and validation and resource discovery
During run time you can tailor the payload by only retrieving the attributes you need, execute batch transactions, sort the results and have build in security.
Simple queries can be added to the REST calls. These are working like ‘Query by Example’ in ADF tables. This set of features allows for many different use cases
like back end for OracleJET based applications, mobile friendly UIs, integration with other services and as REST solution for SaaS.
The remaining part of the day I spend on multiple events like hte OTN Blogger Meetup, OTN Happy Hour and finally the Oracle Appreciation Event featuring Sting and Gwen Stefani.