Oracle has released Oracle Mobile Application Framework (MAF), the new cross-platform development framework for mobile applications that supersedes ADF Mobile. Oracle A-Team has upgraded its Mobile Persistence Extension to work with Oracle MAF. This mobile persistence extension adds significant value to Oracle MAF: it allows easy consumption of RESTful services, and provides a complete persistence layer that allows you to use the mobile application in offline mode. You can read and write data while not connected to the internet, and synchronize any pending data changes later when you are online again.
Oracle MAF product development has acknowledged the value of this extension and will incorporate the functionality of this extension in a new release of MAF that will become available later this year. This article introduces the new MAF release of this persistence extension that you can start using today. It discusses the enhanced REST-JSON wizard in great detail and provides download and getting started instructions at the end of this article.
The Case for REST-JSON
With the availablity of Oracle SOA Suite 12c, it has become much easier to convert back-end SOAP web services to REST-JSON services. SOA Suite 12c is a release that focusses on “RESTifying” your back end services, and provides powerful declarative features to publish a RESTful API for mobile consumption. Here are some articles that provide more information about this functionality:
A Sample HR REST API Created with EclipseLink/Toplink RESTful Data Services Read the complete article here.
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