On December 31, 2017, just a couple of months from now, Oracle will decommission the first set of Classic pages to be fully replaced by Fluid. Support document 1348959.1 contains a list of Classic pages, sorted by date, that are slated for retirement every year over the next few years. Customers interested in retaining a supported PeopleSoft implementation should familiarize themselves with this document and prepare to implement Fluid. This document contains important Manager and Employee self-service features that will no longer be supported in Classic form. Is your team trained and ready to adopt Fluid?
During my tenure at GreyHeller, I had the opportunity to lead several customer-specific Fluid workshops. The purpose of these workshops is to give customers hands-on experience with Fluid. These workshops are a starting point, a Fluid experience. As humans, we are often afraid of the unknown and these workshops provide practical, real-world experience.
I have expanded these workshops into a multi-day two-part series and am offering them in two formats:
- Remote, but live virtual classes (LVC) hosted by GoToTraining or
- By request on-site live instructor-led training.
Both courses (and formats) are two full days. The first course, Fluid 1, is a course designed for developers, architects, designers, and system analysts, and focuses on the basics of Fluid development. The point is to make students productive as fast as possible. Through hands-on activities, students will learn the basics of Fluid development including Fluid user interface configurations and best practices for page development. There is no extra fluff in this course. Students will learn how to build Fluid pages without having to become web development experts.
The second course, Fluid 2, teaches developers the techniques used by Oracle and modern web developers to build both responsive and adaptive user experiences through Fluid. This course is definitely level 2. Students will learn advanced topics such as how to use modern CSS frameworks for responsive design and how to create dynamic tiles for intelligent homepages.
Prerequisites? Experience. The entry requirements for Fluid 1 are intentionally low. The first half, day one, will be in the browser. No PeopleTools experience is required to use a browser. System analysts will benefit greatly from this half of the course. The second half, day two, is exclusively in Application Designer. In day two, students will build Fluid pages using Application Designer. Experience building Classic pages, records, and components is required. I have found there are a lot of non-developers with experience building and examining Classic pages, records, and components. That qualifies.
Students attending Fluid 2 are expected to have experience building Classic and Fluid pages in PeopleTools as well as experience working with Records, Fields, and PeopleCode.
Normally PeopleTools 1, PeopleTools 2, and PeopleCode would be prerequisites for learning Fluid. This is true. Anyone learning Fluid should have this experience. But often I find that people with relevant experience avoid registering for courses because they haven’t checked a specific training requirement box. Do not discount your on the job training experience.
I have scheduled two multi-day events and I encourage you to register as soon as possible. To ensure a quality experience, class size is limited. There has never been a more important time to learn Fluid!
- Register for Fluid 1 offered September 20 - 21 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Pacific
- Register for Fluid 2 offered September 27 - 28 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Pacific
Are you interested in hosting on-site training for your organization? For more information on these or other courses, please feel free to send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are the full course abstracts:
Fluid 1Technology Overview
- Why Fluid? Learn the history and purpose of Fluid
- Fluid banner
- Navigation bar
- Fluid homepages (also known as Landing pages)
- Transaction pages
- Understanding Fluid homepages
- Hands on: Personalizing Fluid homepages
- Hands on: Creating and managing personal and public Fluid homepages
- Hands on: Managing Fluid system settings
- Hands on: Creating and managing Fluid dashboards
- Understanding the role of the Portal Registry in Fluid homepages
- Understanding Tiles and the Tile Repository
- Hands on: Creating tiles
- Hands on: Managing Fluid Attributes of Content References
- Hands on: Creating tiles with the Tile Wizard
- Understanding the role of the Portal Registry in Fluid tiles
- Understand the differences between Classic and Fluid
- Learn key design concepts such as Phone-first, Responsive, and Adaptive design and how they relate to Fluid
- Hands on: Creating Fluid page definitions (standard and two-column)
- Hands on: Using page and field Fluid-specific attributes
- Understanding Fluid components
- Hands on: Creating Fluid components
- Hands on: Configuring Fluid Content References
- Understand Fluid search options
- Hands on: Implement real-time Component search through Pivot Grids
- Hands on: Implement real-time Component search through custom search Pages
- Hands on: Implement keyword Component search through the Search Framework
Fluid 2Advanced Fluid Page Design
- Understand the role of CSS in Fluid and responsive design
- Hands on: Working with different Fluid page types
- Hands on: Using Oracle-delivered Fluid CSS classes
- Understanding CSS Flexbox
- Hands on: Creating custom CSS classes
- Hands on: Using CSS frameworks
- Hands on: Using Fluid adaptive design with subpages
- Learn about and use Fluid-specific PeopleCode functions, design patterns, and best practices
- Hands on: Creating static and dynamic tiles using a variety of technologies
- Hands on: Dynamic tiles and the Tile Wizard
- Understand delivered Fluid managed definitions, the building blocks of Fluid
- Understand Fluid metadata such as Tile Wizard metadata
- Hands on: Learn how to extend delivered Fluid components without changing Oracle’s code