About this picture. Word was, the release date better hold or it was off to the crows nest with you! :) But seriously, that picture is not shopped, and the top of that mast is about 100 feet (over 30 meters for my metric friends). I took the shot from the 8th floor, and had to tilt the camera up. Yeah, that boat is a beast in both size and speed. It’s parked at the HQ pond. If you’re in the area, it’s worth the stop to check it out.
It's here! Oracle is introducing Oracle Mobile Application Framework (MAF) and there are some goodies that you’ll be interested in including:
- MAF is not only supported by Oracle JDeveloper, but for those of you Eclipse zealots, it’s now supported by Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse - the award winning, highly regarded Eclipse plugins, best know for the excellent support for Oracle WebLogic and Oracle Coherence, is now going mobile. Rejoice Eclipse users, you now have more choice!
- More professionally developed UI components. 80 to be more precise, and based on HTML5. Because why start from scratch when you don’t have to?
- Cordova plugins. That’s right, Cordova. You can benefit from the various plugins available for Cordova. You probably didn’t even know Cordova and a Java VM played so well. There you go.
- Support for other JS libraries, like JQuery Mobile, you betcha.
- Tight integration with Oracle Mobile Security Suite. After all, insecure apps are a non-starter, and Oracle Security Suite provides protection at the app level. More info here.
But wait, there’s more…Oracle Mobile Suite. Yes, MAF is a big component to Mobile Suite, but that’s getting update too!
- New version, Oracle Service Bus 12c, with improved support for REST/JSON services
- Unified design time support in Oracle JDeveloper
- In-memory distributed caching
- A rich portfolio of existing adaptors for on-premises enterprise applications
In a world where mobile is changing at an accelerated pace (some of my friends recently complained about yet another programming language (Swift) just after they got use to Objective-C) isn’t it nice to be able to write secure, enterprise mobile apps with Java?
You can learn more about Oracle's mobile strategy at oracle.com/mobile. For real time news, follow us on twitter @oraclemobile. The full press release is here.