Oracle first rolled out a Flash version of the portal in 2009, replacing the long-time Metalink site. This quickly spawned a backlash from some users, who complained of bugginess, poor performance and also questioned why Oracle would use Flash, since the platform’s use is restricted within many corporate IT departments.
The company soon made a partial concession, announcing that an HTML option would be restored.
In January, Oracle rolled out a new version of the HTML site built with its ADF (Application Development Framework) toolset. The update coming next week is also built with ADF, which underpins Oracle’s next-generation Fusion Applications as well.
(Curated by Dennis Moore. Read the complete article here)