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  • October 27, 2015

Mobile Cloud Service – what you should know by Reinhold Becker

Juergen Kress
PaaS Partner Adoption

Until this week nobody had the possibility to get trained in the new Oracle Mobile Cloud Service (MCS). So we were excited to join the Oracle Fusion Middleware Summer Camp (#ofmSummerCamps) 2015 and participate in the first MCS training held by Grant Ronald, Frank Nimphius and Jürgen Menge.

What is this new product and why do we need it?

Mobile Cloud Service manages endpoints to all backend services and brings data to mobile clients. Sounds similar to a Service Bus but it is more than that as it also provides additional features in the area of monitoring, security and dedicated mobile storage. In addition, you can manage your APIs and connections to your mobile applications.

In the overview you can see how MCS components are related to each other. The core component is the Mobile Backend as it integrates all other components. Within you define the Applications and their REST services, dedicated application storage for pictures, video or documents and notifications for push messages, which are automatically send by the dedicated Apple (APN) and Google (GCM) messaging services.

Mobile Backend Configuration

When developing a new mobile application using MCS first of all the Mobile Backend should be defined. Each Mobile Backend has one or more APIs to call. It is possible to use a wizard to define an API or alternatively to import an API defined by a RAML. Read the complete article here.

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