CHAPTER 20ADF as UI Glue (and More) in FMW

Over the past dozen years or so, Oracle has been working on components and infrastructure for enterprise Java applications: Business Components for Java (BC4J) for tight integration with relational databases from Java applications; JavaServer Faces components that help create rich, visually attractive, Ajax-enabled user interfaces; ADF faces; and the Model and Data Binding layer that insulates the Java web application from the underlying business services through data controls on top of various enterprise sources such as a database, content repository, BI database, Web Service, or BAM Active Data Cache. All these capabilities together make up the Oracle Application Development Framework (to be called ...

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