Monday Jun 30, 2014

Say hello to the new Oracle Mobile Application Framework

There is a new mobile framework in town - the Oracle Mobile Application Framework (Oracle MAF) has been announced today and is available as an extension to both JDeveloper and Eclipse.

Oracle MAF lets you develop a single application that will run on both iOS and Android devices. It offers a Java based MVC framework that executes in a hybrid container on the various mobile OSs.

This will probably sound familiar to anyone who used Oracle ADF Mobile before, and this won't be surprising.

Oracle MAF is based on the work we did for Oracle ADF Mobile, but it adds many new features and capabilities.

We expect Oracle MAF to be an attractive solution to a larger set of developer extending beyond just the Oracle ADF community.

For those of you who already built Oracle ADF Mobile apps - the great news is that technical migration to Oracle MAF will be trivial - just open your ADF Mobile application in the new Oracle MAF enabled JDeveloper 12.1.3, and JDeveloper will take care of migrating your application to the new framework (you'll notice some new configuration files replacing your old ones for example).

Now you can start enjoying all the new features including new UI components, Cordova Plug-in integration, creating your own components, reusable AMX components, added security capabilities and many more.

Note that the new Oracle MAF has a different licensing model than Oracle ADF Mobile - it doesn't require a WebLogic and ADF license. Oracle MAF is licensed as an independent product and doesn't require any specific backend server. You can license Oracle MAF per named user per app, or per app with unlimited number of end users. (And you will also be able to license Oracle MAF as part of the Oracle Mobile Suite license if you need a complete mobile enabled server infrastructure).

We are looking forward to hear your opinion of the new features in the new framework and how you like the development capabilities we built for it in JDeveloper.

To learn more about Oracle MAF visit -

 Happy mobile development!

Thursday Jun 26, 2014

Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle ADF 12.1.3 Are Here

We are happy to announce the release of the new Oracle ADF 12.1.3 and Oracle JDeveloper 12.1.3 - this version aligns with the release of Fusion Middleware 12.1.3 which also include WebLogic and the SOA Suite.

There are many new features in this version - and you can read all about it in our 12.1.3 new features doc.

A few features to highlights:

Oracle SOA integration - the all new SOA 12.1.3 is now integrated into Oracle JDeveloper 12.1.3 as extensions with many new capabilities. This also include the all new Oracle Service Bus design time features.

Many new ADF Faces components - star rating, dial status meters, deck and transition components - for animated transitions.

New Diagram component - for creating complex diagrams in your browsers 

New Oracle ADF Charts Component Implementation - our chart components have been updated to add many interactive capabilities that are executed on the client. Those include capabilities such as zoom in/out, hiding items, automatic scale adjustment and much more.

Updatable gauges - you can now use gauge component to allow data input and not just read only.

Costume base maps for thematic maps.

Many enhancements to other components.

There are many other updates to the core IDE and ADF layers.

In addition you'll see enhancements to the overall development experience with improved editors and wizards.

So what are you waiting for?

Take Oracle JDeveloper 12.1.3 for a spin - free download

Here are some videos that highlight some of the new features:

New Features in ADF Data Visualizations

New Features in ADF Faces 

ADF Data Visualizations Diagram Layout Tutorial

Cool Demos to try out with the new DVT components


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