Hopefully you know that:
- PeopleSoft is now owned by Oracle
- Oracle are developing the next generation of enterprise applications collectively known as Fusion applications.
Oracle have already started incorporating some of the fusion technology (e.g oracle application server, XML-BI publisher) into the latest PeopleTools releases (as of 8.48). They have also started moving towards service oriented architecture (buzzword SOA), for example with application packages in many of the PeopleSoft applications.
This wiki article provides links and resources to get you skilled up for fusion, because sooner or later, it will be here, and it will be different!
What's happening with Fusion?
- Oracle Fusion Blog
- Oracle Fusion Middleware for PeopleSoft
- PeopleSoft Technology Blog
- Fusion Pod(sales)casts - they love using words like synergies :)
What do I need to learn about Fusion?
Starting points for PeopleSoft developers:
- How to Get Started with Oracle Fusion Middleware for PeopleSoft Developers
- PeopleSoft-Oracle Best Practice Center
A good place to start is to learn about JDeveloper which is becomming Oracle's development platform and Oracle's Application Development Framework (ADF). There also this site with an overview of the Oracle development tools.
Specifically here are some good resources to get you started:
- PeopleTools to Fusion Quick Reference Guide (PDF)
- JDeveloper IDE Introduction
- JDeveloper/ADF tutorial for 4GL programmers
- ADF Overview (PDF)
- Oracle JDeveloper tutorials
- Oracle SOA Quick Start Guide
- How to do the AJAX thing with JDeveloper
As you can see, there's no shortage of information out there! There are also a lot of buzzwords out there surrounding SOA and web services. This is where Oracle and most of the industry are going. Just a matter of time getting out there and learning this stuff before it gets here.