Is Oracle ADF still a viable option for new development projects

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We use old old old Oracle Designer and slowwwwwwly coming around to adopting new technology. Oracle ADF was the direction of choice, but now it's been kicked to the curb - because (supposedly) "Oracle isn't using it for any new development". Is this true?

I googled this and didn't find anything that indicated it was on the way out, or not preferred, etc. On Oracle's site it still sits tall, best as I can tell.

Also, can JDeveloper be used apart from Oracle ADF?
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It's still a live product, fully supported, and (as far as I know) still going into forseeable future.

However, I was able to attend Oracle Open World the last two years and didn't see any mention of ADF.
It's possible there was a session and I simply overlooked it in the schedule but even if that was the case it also shows it wasn't highlighted.

I've also been a speaker for IOUG in the last 9 Collaborate conferences and ADF has not had much representation there either.

That's merely anecdotal evidence and there is implicit bias because I am not personally an ADF developer so I don't actively look for those sessions.  But, if forced to make some prognostications from my, admittedly limited, experience I'd say Oracle has a solid product that they intend to support; but if the community/market isn't interested then Oracle will either need to take some action to promote it or consider retiring it.
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ststuber, very good, that's helpful.

We are looking for a new technology stack and had targeted ADF for the last couple of years, then got word that Oracle wasn't going to use it for new development, like Oracle Financials and the like.

I'll leave this open for a few days.
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thanks for the feedback. I'm going to try Oracle network now.

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