the recent release of Oracle MAF 2.1.3 a new utility becomes available
that simplifies access to Oracle Mobile Cloud Services (MCS) from Oracle
MAF applications. Oracle MAF MCS Utility (MAF MCS Utility in short) is a
Java library for Oracle MAF applications and exposes MCS client
platform REST API calls as native Java calls. This blog post introduces
Oracle MAF MCS Utility, explains what it does, how it works and where to
Oracle Mobile Cloud Service client API
MCS is all about REST! Any mobile client that is capable of sending REST
requests and to handle JSON responses can invoke MCS mobile platform
functionality exposed on a mobile backend (MBE). This includes calls to
Analytics, Notification, Storage, User Information and Custom API.
About MCS client SDK
REST is a good choice for Oracle MCS and ensures an understandable and very easy to use application development interface.
the perspective of mobile application developers however, accessing
REST interfaces from mobile applications is a mental mismatch. To access
REST APIs from a mobile application developers need to "think REST"
though their comfort zone is within their favorite programming language,
which for mobile usually means Objective-C, Java or scripting.
address this lack of developer comfort and to improve developer
productivity, Oracle MCS provides development language specific client
SDKs. The MCS client SDK provides a native language abstraction to the
underlying REST calls (for Android and Objective-C at current, as well
as Xamarin), plus handy infrastructure functionality like offline
synchronization and support for push notification registration and
The image below shows the basic architecture pattern
implemented by all Oracle MCS SDKs. All in all, using the MCS SDK makes
developers more productive, requiring them to write less code. Read the complete article here.
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