the things that matters. And some reasons slightly off. Like ADF. Yup, Oracle Application Development Framework. Just writing it out loud like that is probably going to make Dimitri's blog feed processor choke all over again, and get this blog instantly blacklisted from anything slightly PL/SQL related for all time.
The Old Road
My fascination with APEX has not diminished by far, and I hope to revisit extremelyproductivefundevelopingsmoothookingdatacentricapplications-land in the future. But for now, the "other" framework is more than enough.
The New Direction
Being a consultant will make you do strange things from time to time. This is one of those. Am I a Java-programmer? No. Do I know JSF? No. Am I a Groovy programmer? No. Am I at least proficient at Expression Language? No. How about ADF-skills? Well, some. I guess. Luckily, Oracle says I only need a week, or at least a day to become an expert. Hmm. I had to pass on OOW last year, due to a project using ADF... Catch 22 all over again.
I cannot say I am that sorry, actually. Learning new stuff (i.e. banging my head against a wall), and really trying to understand it (i.e. repeatedly), is part of my nature.
It was a professional change long overdue.
I will continue to post my progress with ADF (or lack thereof) here, feel free to divert this blog from your favorite feed reader... Oh, and some APEX stuff will probably still make it here from time to time.
You can go wash your eyes now :D