Built on top of the MVC-based JavaServer Faces framework, Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) forms the foundation for WebCenter Portal's components and services. ADF is an innovative, yet mature Java EE development framework available from Oracle, and, unlike most other frameworks, is directly supported and enabled by the award winning development environment, Oracle JDeveloper 11g.
ADF provides unified access to back-end technologies like databases, web services, XML, CSV, BPEL, and many more. Furthermore, ADF provides data binding to connect UI with back-end data controls.Out of the box, ADF provides more than 100 data aware, JSF view components. The fine-grained JAAS security model gives developers and administrators full control over all aspects of application security.