In 2016 Tim Hall had the great idea to introduce the ‘OTN Appreciation Day’ where bloggers should write a short blog about their favorite Oracle feature. This year’s name is ‘ODC Appreciation Day’ as Oracle rebranded the community to Oracle Developer Community.
As last year the question is which was or is the feature you like best?
Currently, there is a clear number one from my point of view:
Rapid Development Kit(s)
The Cloud User Experience Rapid Development Kit is available for a couple of years already, but with version V13 of the RDK we get a new look and feel representing the current SaaS Applications look. The RDK give developers and designers a tool to quickly design and program applications which are looking like Oracle’s SaaS Applications in the cloud.
There are currently two RDKs available, one for ADF (12c) and one for MAF (2.4.1). The design allows consistent design across devices:
Here is an image of a SaaS application build using the new RDK
But wait, an RDK for JET is in the pipeline. The OAUX Team presented the JET RDK before the OOW to selected partners and ACE Directors. It should be available in the near future.
And an image of a JET application build using the new JET RDK:
As you see there is almost no difference. You develop your application in and get the same look and feel regardless of the technology you use.
Finally, to round things up, Oracle provides an RDK for Conversational UI – or actually the first half of the RDK – the part that deals with designing the conversational UI.
Conversational UI for the enterprise adds to and maybe replaces the current Web&Mobile UI – for quick, simple, mini transaction and smart capture.
Conversational interfaces are initially most likely to be used for:
- quick decisions, approvals, data submission (do)
- get information (lookup),
- conversation as starting point for a context-rich navigation to an application or component (go to)
- provide recommendations and guidance to users (decision making).
The part about the actual implementation will follow with the launch of the Oracle Intelligent Bot Cloud Service.