Today's afternoon sessions were on a variety of topics. Juan Correa presented on security considerations in standalone ADF applications. He walked through in detail the configuration and considerations for setting up security when deploying a new web app built using ADF. Given that a lot of our engagements have significant end user interaction and that only a small subset of those end users will need to use the Oracle BPM Workspace, this is a highly critical item for most projects. Often times, end users will interact with rich ADF applications to submit information and kick off a process managed by Oracle BPM.
Greg Hughlett presented on using a standard logging framework within our projects. Similar to the testing framework that was discussed in the morning sessions, we now have a reusable, repeatable framework that will allow us to have a standard logging framework across all of our projects. This will not only allow us to have better logging to troubleshoot support issues for our clients when in production, but also to accelerate our devlivery by having a framework that is immediately usable.
Just as with the morning sessions, it is fun to hear the different perspectives on the topics given each person's experience with their clients. The discussions are some of the most entertaining portions of the day as there are often times very valid reasons for each perspective. Given there typically tends to be some level of mental tiredness after listening to presentations all day, it is good to see people still engaged and discussing the topics with each presentor.