Date Added: Jul 2009
Oracle customers are offered a wide choice of applications and tools to pick from. With the release of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g that offers useful tools such as Oracle Forms 11g and Oracle Reports 11g, the options have only increased. This paper is written to guide them in choosing the right development tools for existing and future application development. The paper presents a number of oracle application development tools statement of direction for the reader. These include oracle forms, oracle reports and oracle designer that are used for developing various applications. This paper aims to help customer by answering some of the most frequently asked questions about Oracle's strategy and commitment to these products. The paper does so by summarizing Oracle's software development strategy for Oracle Forms, Oracle Reports, and Oracle Designer. The paper is divided into three sections. The first section discusses Oracle's software development strategy for Oracle Forms, Oracle Reports, and Oracle Designer. The second part gives information about Oracle's support policy and timelines for specific releases of these products. The last section offers specific technical recommendations to customers who are using these products. Both Oracle Forms and Oracle Reports are updated to allow customers to easily upgrade their applications to the web through the centralized deployment and shared services that the application server provides.