Integrating JavaScript and Oracle Forms

September 29, 2017


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What is JavaScript?

JavaScript is one of the most popular programming languages.

It’s usually used as a client-side programming language implemented as part of a web browser to allow developers an improved way to implement user interface and dynamic features in web pages.

This means that any code written in JavaScript will be simply delivered along with your web pages and the scripts that you write run from within the users’ browser rather than directly on the server that is serving the web page. As a result, the entire user experience will be smoother and faster.

This programming language is generally used to create an interaction between the site and the visitor and develop an engagement that is not limited to just visiting the site. JS is also used in embedded hardware controls and servers.

This is why the language is considered powerful. JavaScript is considered a feature rich and useful browser-based script because it requires no setup; it’s built right into the web browser!

You may see ‘JavaScript’ and ‘web browser’ being used together often, but what about ‘JavaScript’ and ‘Oracle Forms’?

Oracle Forms Apps

Let’s talk a bit about Oracle Forms.

Forms is a powerful development and runtime environment that has been used to build mission-critical applications for organizations.

Businesses can benefit greatly by integrating their Oracle Forms and other legacy applications with JavaScript. This integration helps businesses and organizations unify various applications into one desktop app, improving accuracy and efficiency by streamlining business processes, eliminating redundant data entry, and reducing maintenance costs.

Imagine taking Forms operations and reducing them to an automated sequence of tasks!

When Oracle introduced Java importer, along with Java 6i versions, it made it possible to call the classes in Java and enabling Forms to call web services.

Without any doubt, the new improvements in technology have helped Oracle Forms get away from relative isolation. Before the introduction of 11g, Forms couldn’t work on any functionality, unless a user’s action triggered them of course.

JavaScript and Oracle Forms

But with JavaScript and Oracle Forms integration, the new set of functionalities has eased the pressure on Forms developers. Oracle Forms are now in a position to react even when not triggered by the users. They now don’t just interact with client JavaScript, they can also interact according to Advanced Queuing messages.

The form applet running all applications can now communicate with other surrounding websites via JavaScript. Web developers can now embed their forms within an HTML page. Your Forms applications can now interact with modern APIs such as Google Maps, eCommerce platforms, and others through JavaScript integration.

As a result of new market pressure, it has become necessary for more legacy apps to use JavaScript. JavaScript is capable of enhancing the interactivity offered by the front end of legacy applications, and this contributes toward the user friendliness and effectiveness, all while helping businesses keep up with the latest web-heavy market trends.