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Oracle ADF Enterprise Application Development—Made Simple by Sten E. Vesterli

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Chapter 5. Prepare to Build

If you have children, you might be making gingerbread figures for Christmas. Your artistic children are likely to be hand-crafting each figure individually—but you, as an efficiency-oriented adult, are probably using a cookie cutter to produce a whole batch of almost identical Santas.

When you need to create many similar objects efficiently, you use a template (like your cookie cutter). And when you need to create dozens of task flows and hundreds of screens, all with some common elements, you use the ADF cookie cutters: Task Flow Templates and Page Templates for the frontend View part, and Framework Extension Classes for the backend Business Component part.

Task flow templates

You will be using bounded task flows to implement ...

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