The book is written by Sten Vesterli an Oracle ACE Director and it is absolutely a good read.
When reading I found myself in an environment that I recognize from the many ADF projects that I have been involved in. Many of the questions that newbie ADF Developers have are answered in this book. The book describes the development process, starting with an ADF PoC, all the way to testing, packaging and delivering the application to the end users. The book contains very little code, and is meant to guide you through the process of application development.
The chapter on getting Organized for instance. When starting on ADF, organizing the team an be tricky. In this chapter Sten describes what expertise is necessary in an ADF project. You will also learn about the tools you need. No not JDeveloper, but tools like versioning tools, issue tracking tools, tools for collaboration and tools for automating builds. Finally there is a part dedicated to naming conventions. The part on Graphics User Interface Designers refers to the ADF Rich Client online demo, where they can see how ADF RC components work.
Sten also takes the chance to be the first one writing about the brand new visual skineditor in chapter 8.
All in all this is an excellent book, or even better `a must read', if you are about to develop your first (or even 2nd or 3rd) ADF enterprise application. It really helps you to understand how to approach ADF enterprise application development.
By reading this book, it doesn't get simple but sure becomes a lot less complicated. Thanks Sten for writing this for all of us out here. All in all an excellent addition for the ADF Book Shelf.