CHAPTER 1Overview of Fusion Development and ADF

When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for everyone telling you you’re nuts.

—Larry Ellison (1944–)

Over the last few years we’ve heard an ever-increasing buzz around the term Fusion within the Oracle community as Oracle pushes forward with its next generation of business applications. Fusion means different things to different people, something that we will discuss shortly, but its use as a term to define an architecture and development methodology is the focus of this book.

This first part of the book provides an essential overview of some of the key technologies and tools that you will encounter as a developer working in this space. This chapter introduces some of the key architectural ...

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