This is a book review on another book about ADF, in this case "Oracle ADF Faces Cookbook" from Pack Publishing. The link of the book is Oracle ADF Faces Cookbook.
ADF is an Oracle Framework for developing desktops, mobile and web applications with Java and integrates easily with Oracle databases, WebLogic a Jdeveloper and other Oracle products.
The ADF framework is an MVC. This book centers on the view and the Jdeveloper 12c. The IDE and the framework need a lot of resources so maybe you need a computer with minimum iCore 5 and 6 Gb of RAM.
Oracle ADF Faces CookBook
This book explains with very a simple guide how to use most of the components with ADF. The examples are very simple and it's a separate project.
The PDF book includes a lot of links about the same page of Oracle documentation and some links don't work.
I think it is a good book for reference about the components. If you want to learn ADF with real application, maybe you can read another book Developing Web Applications with Oracle ADF Essentials. I think it is for components because it only includes 3 chapters of 10 about more advanced topics like task flows templates and a few tips for improving the performance. I would like more explanation about the last 3 chapters because I think that the topics are very very brief and the most explanation is about the simple components.
The good thing is that I include a lot of examples, but I think that the folders of the code are duplicate and a bit confusing.
Points of Interest
I think that ADF is a new framework and I think it is hard to include a new functionality that the framework doesn't have. I like the .NET Framework more, but I think that ADF is a good framework for Java developers for simple applications.
I'm planning to write an article about a small CRUD application with the experience that I have and the books and articles that I read include this.