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QAFE Testimonial – Big Financial Inc.

Big Financial Inc.* was failing to keep up with the market, and specifically some key competitors. Their Oracle Forms application was blocking integration with Oracle middleware products such as SOA suite, BPM and WLS. But while the only option seemed to be a complete rewrite, the company looked for other options as the thought of a redeveloping 400 Oracle Forms would be extremely time consuming and expensive.

Download the client case to see how QAFE helped Big Financial convert up to 70% of its Oracle Forms code to ADF automatically.

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*Company name changed due to confidentiality reasons

Forms Conversion Server Release 1.11.0

A brief overview of the features that are part of Forms Conversion Server release 1.11.0.

Changelog

  • PLL processing
  • Support for the Oracle Forms SYSTEM variables
  • Support for the Oracle Forms SET_WINDOW_PROPERTY, GO_BLOCK, and GO_ITEM built-in
  • Additional OLB support regarding WIDTH, HEIGHT, VISIBLE, X_POSITION, Y_POSITION, and
  • INITIALIZE_VALUE
  • The Oracle Forms FORM_TRIGGER_FAILURE built-in converts to the Oracle RETURN keyword
  • The Oracle Forms MESSAGE built-in its value is available during execution
  • Added a README to the conversion output root, to get started quickly after conversion
  • Many minor improvements
  • A few bug fixes

PLL Processing

One of the most interesting new features of this release is the improved processing of your uploaded PLLs. The improvements we’ve made allow us to convert Oracle Forms more completely, i.e. the functionalities that depend on the functionality the PLL offers.

We kept the process as simple as possible. The only thing a user of the Forms Conversion Server has to do is upload its PLLs along with the FMB’s, see figure 1. After uploading, on the next wizard page, the PLLs will be included under the Statistics tab, see figure 2.

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Finally, after having stored the converted files, the PLLs functionality will be available under the src/main/scripts/FORM_NAME/ directory as PL/SQL code.

Note: When uploading PLLs make sure all its the dependencies are also uploaded! If this is not the case, they will not be processed during the conversion.

QAFE Forms Conversion 1.9.0

We’ve just released QAFE Forms Conversion version 1.9.

This release contains stability improvements and bugfixes. Below is the list with the most important changes.

  • Overall database script improvements to reduce manual work after conversion
  • Proper trigger scripts handling
  • Handling of Forms Built-ins
  • If an FMB uses another FMB as parent, this is now automatically processed
  • Wizard overview to show how conversion credits are spent
  • Downloadable Analytics reports
  • QAFE Forms
  • Generic scalable LOV handling and output (simple and with input parameters)

ADF

  • Improvements made on tabpanels rendering
  • LOV handling in ADF out-of-the-box (simple and with input parameters)

Additionally, we’re working on documentation to tackle possible manual work for Forms Conversion.

This release is available now and can be used with the QAML Builder. Download and install the software from here.

For any questions or remarks, don’t hesitate to contact our support team at support@qafe.com and stay tuned for our next update!

QAFE Forms Conversion release 1.7

We’ve just released QAFE Forms Conversion version 1.7.

This update contains stability improvements and bugfixes. We’re also introducing some exciting new features in this release. Below is the list with the most important changes.

  • Unique id’s for all code
  • Auto overflow implementation from block definition
  • Endless scrolling default in datagrids (same as Oracle Forms)
  • Full implementation of LOV’s: no manual coding required
  • Graphics handling
  • Code reduction in the output code
  • Automated Script output for Master Detail
  • Graphics Text processing also included
  • Handling of Viewport information
  • More detailed information in conversion summary
  • Better layout with less code

We plan to release more often. We have some features planned for our next release which reduce the time needed for possible manual work after conversion.

This release is available now and can be used with the QAML Builder. Download and install the software from here.

For any questions or remarks, don’t hesitate to contact our support team  at support@qafe.com and stay tuned for our next update!

Oracle Forms Modernization at Oracle OpenWorld

QAFE will be at Oracle OpenWorld in two weeks to showcase Oracle Forms Modernization, QAFE style.

Forget investing heavily to modernize your Oracle Forms. QAFE features an automated migration process that guides you through the process, while doing the work for you.

Would you like to see QAFE do that live? Come and meet us at Oracle OpenWorld! Fill out this form so we are able to keep in touch. We look forward to meeting you in person!

How QAFE complies with Gartners recommendations for Oracle Forms Modernization and Migration

Recently Gartner published this recommendation for Oracle Forms Modernization and Migration. Key Findings and Recommendations learn that Application Development organizations should:

1. Update to a supported version to gain advantages in centralized management and deployment.

2. Modernize and integrate SOA and other middleware best practices and infrastructures (specifically Oracle’s Fusion Middleware stack and Java development tools).

3. Migrate next-generation development projects to industry-dominant technologies (for example, Java, Microsoft .NET and open-source software) to align with industry best practices in the future.

With QAFE you effectively tackle the second and third recommendation. QAFE not only supports a Service Oriented Architecture, it offers great tools to get an instant overview of your Architecture. On top of which – point 3 – QAFE is industry-dominant in more than one way: it helps you to go cloud on basically any given platform, while being able to render applications to any given web technology.

This makes QAFE an instantly deployable, future-proof platform for your entire Enterprise Applications Development roadmap. With Oracle Forms, to quote Gartner’s bottom line “as a supporting player, bridging the gap between older deployed systems that need to integrate and interoperate with newer platforms and application architectures”.

To address Gartner’s first recommendation in closing: Update to a supported version to gain advantages in centralized management and deployment. In our demo center in The Netherlands we have QAFE running on an Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, integrated with Oracle WebCenter, Oracle Policy Automation and Oracle NoSQL: proving that QAFE and Oracle are what Oracle calls ‘Engineered to work together’.

So whether you you decide to move ahead with Oracle in centralized management, or you prefer to reinvigorate Oracle Forms on an other platform, QAFE has got your back. Call us anytime for a demonstration, +31 70 319 5000, or use this contact form for more information on Oracle Forms Modernization via email.

High Speed Oracle Forms Modernization

On your marks? Get ready… set… go! Answer this: How much time and effort goes into modernizing Oracle FMB’s to forms that are ready for any browser, any user, on any device? With QAFE you could be done in about 4 minutes.

QAFE Oracle Forms Modernization does most of the job for you. And it offers great extra’s:

  • Reuse 60-70% of the code
  • Apply filterrules to make the output cleaner (remove all no longer applicable / needed code). A new feature to improve the quality of the output code.
  • Use the output and edit/run directly in QAML Builder
  • Provide your styling (by means of CSS)
  • Bulk process Forms after a ruleset is defined
  • Forms Analysis for a better impact analysis

The end result – even without any manual code changes afterwards – is a set of working  data-aware applications. Logic in the Form is automatically placed in the new architecture on the correct level (in a Service Oriented Way).

Find out how QAFE Oracle Forms Modernization does most of the job for you. 

Where pieces of logic are not reusable, QAFE provides them as comments in the QAML code so that the developer can manually modify those bits. Also QAFE offers many additional features to enhance the forms, beyond what is currently possible in Oracle’s client-server infrastructure. And thanks to the automated modernization you have all the time in the world to make those enhancements.

Ready to instantly exceed the CIO’s expectations?

The automated Oracle Forms Modernization process is a QAFE application, for details on how to obtain a license for your (or your clients) business(es) please call + 31 70 319 5000, or contact us to find out how QAFE Oracle Forms Modernization does most of the job for you.

QAFE on Oracle Benelux User Group on the 31st of March

QAFE is going public!
Next week there are two events: The QAFE Event, which was mentioned in previous post, and Qualogy has a stand at the Oracle Benelux User Group (OBUG) Conference in Antwerp, Belgium. This conference is held on the 31st of March. For more information on this conference, please follow this goto http://www.obug.nl. Continue reading