Monday Apr 13, 2015

Get your Oracle Mobile Development 2015 Implementation Specialist Certification!

clip_image002Mobile Development 2015 Essentials Exam (1Z1-441) is now available in beta testing.
This certification covers topics such as: Mobile Application Framework (MAF), Mobile Application Framework (MAF) Data Layer, User Interface (UI) Development, Device Services Integration, and App Security. Up-to-date training and field experience are recommended.

This certification is available to all candidates, but is geared toward members of the Oracle PartnerNetwork. OPN members earning this certification will be recognized as OPN Certified Specialists. This certification qualifies as competency criteria for the Oracle Mobile Development specialization. Access the exam study guide in order to get pointers to resources meant to help you prepare for the exam! Take the exam for free while in beta testing! Request a discounted beta voucher via the OPN Beta Certified Specialist Exam Voucher Request Form!

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Saturday Feb 28, 2015

MAF 2.0.1.2.0 available

Mobile Application Framework 2.0.1.2.0 Release Notes

Bugs Fixed In This Release

Bug Number

Description

Platform

1.

20020844

Deployment to Android 5.0 device fails if app not yet installed

Android

2.

19987840

First SSL REST web service call has performance issue on iOS 8

iOS

3.

19952693

Task flow doesn't navigate if optional input parameter is not specified

Both

4.

19666265

Redirect loop when accessing a protected web resource

Both

5.

19630198

User can access secured feature after idle timeout

Both

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Sunday Feb 01, 2015

MAF 2.0 : Loading Images in a Background Process – Part I by Luc Bors

clip_image002Images are heavily used in Mobile apps. For instance a list that contains employees usually shows the images of these employees. This works well when you have a WIFI connection, but what if you are using slower connections ? If you look at a mobile twitter app you will see that, depending on connectivity, images are loaded instantaneously or delayed. In this post I explain how you can load the images of a List in a background process, after the other content has been loaded.

As mentioned before, a twitter client is able to defer the loading of images whenever a slow connection is detected. You are able to read the content as soon as it is loaded, and the images will show up with a delay, one at a time. Read the complete article here.

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Friday Jan 23, 2015

How Oracle MAF modernized a Legacy System by Luc Bors


clip_image002There is a growing demand to access enterprise data from mobile devices. Usually to support multiple devices, multiple applications need to be developed using multiple languages. Oracle Mobile Application Framework allows you to create one single application, that runs on multiple mobile device platforms based on a single code base. Oracle MAF leverages the existing development skills of both Oracle ADF and Java developers and enabled the development team of BCPRA (British Columbia Provincial Renal Agency) to create PROMIS Lite.
PROMIS (Patient Records and Outcome Management Information System) Lite gives authorized users, such as nurses, doctors and surgeons mobile access to a subset of patient information such as medication and lab test results. In this session you will learn how this app evolved from a brainwave at the office to a real on device app. You will see the entire process, from business case to requirements and from development to device. The result is amazing as you will learn from the demo at the end of this session. Get the presentation here.

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Video and Slides – Data Caching Strategies for Mobile Application Framework by Andrejus Baranovskis

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I have recorded a video tutorial, based on my OOW'14 session - Data Caching Strategies for Oracle Mobile Application Framework. ADF developers who could not attend OOW'14 in San Francisco, this is for you ! Here you can view the slides: Data Caching Strategies for Oracle Mobile Application Framework

Watch the first part of the tutorial: Read the complete article here.

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Wednesday Dec 24, 2014

Property Change and Provider Change Events in Oracle MAF by Grant Ronald

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If you programmatically change data in your Oracle MAF application then you need to ensure the UI reflects those data changes. In this episode you will see how you can use Provider Change and Property Change events to alert the UI of data changes. Watch the video here.

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Tuesday Dec 23, 2014

Mobile Application Framework Developer Guide: Build Multiplatform Enterprise Mobile AppsPaperback– by Luc Bors

clip_image002Master Oracle Mobile Application Framework

In Oracle Mobile Application Framework Developer Guide, Oracle ACE Luc Bors explains how to use this powerful tool to create multiplatform mobile apps based on a single code base. Detailed examples and ready-to-use code are provided throughout the book. A complete, step-by-step sample application highlights the robust functionality of Oracle Mobile Application Framework, including data visualization, UX patterns, geographical maps, push notifications, and more. Take full advantage of the visual and declarative development features of Oracle Mobile Application Framework with help from this Oracle Press resource.

  • Configure your IDE for Android and Apple iOS application development
  • Build AMX pages and task flows for mobile applications
  • Work with the binding layer and data controls
  • Create application features and configure access to them in the springboard and navigation bar
  • Call web services using a data control and create an on-device database
  • Implement device interaction services
  • Debug, test, and secure Oracle Mobile Application Framework applications
  • Build an interactive sample app that maximizes Oracle Mobile Application Framework capabilities

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Monday Dec 22, 2014

Mobile Application Framework Workshop Material by Chris Muir

At our WebLogic Community Workspace (WebLogic Community membership required) we published the Mobile Application Framework Workshop material: v1.0-MAF-1Day-Workshop-for-Partners.zip

This content is a part of a 1 day Oracle Mobile Application Framework (MAF) hands on lab workshop, intended for Oracle staff to teach customers the basics of MAF.  It is not intended as a complete course, and neither is it a direct sales exercise.  Rather it is educational in nature to get developers who are not familiar with ADF (or ADF/JSF which MAF was originally based on) up to speed with developing the very basics.
 
clip_image002The overall 1 day course includes the following PPTs:
·         00-v1.0-MAF-1Day-Agenda.pptx
·         01-v1.0-MAF-1Day-Mobile-Landscape.pptx
·         02-v1.0-MAF-1Day-Overview.pptx
·         03-v1.0-MAF-1Day-Design.pptx
·         04-v1.0-MAF-1Day-AMX-Pages.pptx
·         05-v1.0-MAF-1Day-AMX-Programming.pptx
·         06-v1.0-MAF-1Day-AMX-Component-Showcase.pptx
·         07-v1.0-MAF-1Day-Data-Controls.pptx
·         08-v1.0-MAF-1Day-Web-Service-(Optional).pptx
·         09-v1.0-MAF-1Day-SQLite-(Optional).pptx
·         10-v1.0-MAF-1Day-Device-Integration.pptx
·         11-v1.0-MAF-1Day-Setup-(Optional).pptx
 
It is intended as part of the hands on lab, the following online OTN tutorial is use. 
Please send any comments/questions to Chris Muir

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Saturday Dec 20, 2014

2 Minute Tech Tip: Oracle MAF List Views

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Oracle ACE Luc Bors, author of the "Oracle Mobile Application Framework Developer Guide," (Oracle Press), easily beats the 2 minute countdown clock with this handy tip. Watch the video here.

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Tuesday Dec 02, 2014

Mobile and Social login connections in Oracle MAF: a few hints to install the server-side components by Blueberry Coder

clip_image002Of all the new security-related features introduced in the Oracle Mobile Application Framework, the most interesting ones are in my opinion support for the OAuth 2.0 protocol and the tight integration to Oracle's identity management solutions. The former enables you to build MAF applications that will integrate with popular public APIs, such as the ones offered by Google and Facebook. The latter makes the implementation of comprehensive access control scenarios significantly easier, while keeping things extremely simple in a developer perspective. This is all thanks to the Oracle Access Management Mobile and Social (OAMMS) component of IDM. Don't believe me? Have a look at this recording I made for the Oracle Mobile Platform channel on YouTube.

If you want to try OAMMS for yourself, you will need to install it in your own environment. Overall, the process is fairly painless and is similar to other Fusion Middleware products. However, there are a few things should be aware of. Here are a few hints to guide you along the way.

  1. You need at least IDM 11gR2 PS2
    In other words, MAF is certified with OAMMS 11.1.2.2 or later. Ensure you download the correct version!
  2. Use JDK 7
    Java 8 has been with us for more than a year now. Public updates for Java 6, on the other hand, have stopped back in... 2011. If you were installing a production server today, I would strongly recommend you to use Java 7.
    Oracle WebLogic Server 10.3.6 is certified for use with Java 7 on Windows, Linux and other platforms. The official documentation explains at length how to use both together. The critical part is to ensure to override some of the standard JDK classes with ones provided with Weblogic: Read the complete article here

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Friday Nov 28, 2014

MAF Skinning by Deepak Jain

clip_image001I tried two ways of doing skinning in MAF.

1. Using skin-addition

a. Open maf-skins.xml from ApplicationController project -> Application Sources -> META-INF
Drag and drop skin-addition from the component pallette, your file will look something like this:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<adfmf-skins xmlns="http://xmlns.oracle.com/adf/mf/skin">
<skin-addition id="s1">
<skin-id>mobileAlta-v1.1</skin-id>
<style-sheet-name>resources/css/test.css</style-sheet-name>
</skin-addition>
</adfmf-skins>

test.css needs to be created inside Web Content folder.

b. Now in test.css you can add additional changes, so apart from mobileAlta the changes in your css will also get applied. Read the complete article here.

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Wednesday Nov 26, 2014

Transactional Data Caching-for-MAF applications by Red Samurai

clip_image002I have described basic idea for data caching in ADF Mobile MAF application in my previous post - Data Caching Implementation for ADF Mobile MAF Application. Today I would like to extend similar solution to handle transactional data caching. Sample application displays list of tasks, user can update task status and description. These updates will be saved locally, until the next synchronisation time with the server.
Updated sample application with MAF mobile and server side implementations can be downloaded from here - MAFMobileLocalApp_v4.zip. User could select a task on his mobile device: Update task status and description, these changes are stored locally in SQLite DB, no extra call is done to the Web Service at this time Read the complete post here.

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Tuesday Nov 25, 2014

Top 5 Oracle Mobile Application Foundation (MAF) Videos By Bob Rhubart

clip_image002The Oracle Mobile Platform YouTube channel launched about two months ago, and now offers more than forty videos focused on technical information about how you can use components in the mobile platform, including Oracle Mobile Application Framework (MAF). Most of the videos are under 10 minutes, offering a quick and easy source of technical information to help in your efforts to develop mobile applications for the enterprise. The videos in the channel are organized into several playlists, including "Designing and Developing a MAF Application," "Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse," "UI Development in Oracle MAF," and more.

The list below represents the Top 5 most popular videos from that channel.

  1. Oracle Mobile Platform Channel Introduction
    A 2-minute introduction to the channel by Grant Ronald, director of product management for Oracle Mobility and Development tools.
  2. An Introduction to Oracle Mobile Application Framework (Oracle MAF)
    Grant Ronald introduces the concept of a hybrid mobile application and gives an overview of Oracle MAF, a hybrid mobile application framework for developing on-device mobile applications.
  3. An Introduction to the Mobile Market and its Challenges
    "Mobility has become a critical part of the IT environment," says Grant Ronald in this video. And with the evolution in IoT, mobility goes well beyond the devices people hold in their hands.
  4. Oracle MAF Runtime Demonstration
    What can you do with Oracle MAF? This video shows you a runtime demo of the Workbetter Oracle MAF application then calls out the various MAF building blocks used to create the app.
  5. Oracle MAF Setup and Installation in JDeveloper
    Before using Oracle MAF in JDeveloper, you need to install the MAF extension and the appropriate SDK. This video gives you an overview of the installation and setup steps
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Friday Nov 21, 2014

Videos: Learn How To Use Oracle MAF – YouTube | Blog

Frank Nimphius takes to the stage to demonstrate consuming web services from Oracle MAF applications.  This series of videos includes intro level descriptions to data controls, bindings, REST and SOAP.  It then shifts up a gear to cover programmatic access to web services from Java in Oracle MAF.  If you are looking to skill up on Oracle MAF please subscribe to the channel.

  • clip_image002Introduction and Overview - YouTube
  • Designing and Developing a MAF Application - YouTube
  • UI Development in Oracle MAF - YouTube
  • Working with Data and Web Services - YouTube
  • Working with Local SQLite Database - YouTube
  • Integrating with Device Services - YouTube
  • Oracle MAF Security - YouTube
  • Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse - YouTube

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