Tuesday Dec 22, 2015

Getting ready for 2016: Learn Oracle Mobile Cloud Service

As we approach the end of a year and the start of a new one, it's a good time to start considering new challenges and opportunities. We'd like to suggest Oracle Mobile Cloud Service (MCS) is a good choice to investigate in 2016 as the enterprise world increasingly adopts mobile solutions.

Oracle Mobile Cloud Service has a simple premise, to accelerate enterprise mobile development by simplifying common mobile development tasks like integration, push notifications, user management, data offline synchronization and more, regardless if you're working with Android, iOS, Oracle Mobile Application Framework and other mobile platforms. Personally having spoken about MCS to many clients since the introduction of MCS mid 2015, there is a certain point in every discussion around their mobile plans where they don't first understand the worth of MCS as they learn the platform, but then there's a near audible "click", and all the ideas thereafter can't imagine a solution without MCS.

To help you with your 2016 goals Oracle have published a free YouTube training channel on Oracle Mobile Cloud Service. And we think you'll find this set of videos special, as it was specifically designed to be easily digestible. Rather than the 1hr+ slog many other technical videos follow, this channel uses videos typically around 10minutes in length so you can fit them in while catching the bus, squeezing some time in between meetings, or just sitting there trying to digest your Christmas lunch!

The overall channel can be found here, but, it is also broken into several playlists so you can watch videos relating to specific topic areas you are interested in:

Alternatively if you want to just look at the "big picture" and skip the details, or are only interested in MCS from an Android and iOS perspective, we've also created playlists that gather just the pertinent videos for you:

Oh and of course if you're interested in picking up Oracle Mobile Application Framework (MAF) we have an array of videos ready for you too:

Overall once the New Year rolls in, Oracle has you covered in helping you learn these new products in 2016.

Monday Nov 30, 2015

Gartner: Mobile Trends and Insights

Enterprise Mobile Trends and Insights Featuring Gartner
Mobile has quickly become a ubiquitous part of our everyday life. Today we expect the convenience and ease of use capabilities achieved from mobile devices to permeate into the workplace. How should enterprises embrace mobile technology as they embark on their mobile journey? What impacts will Cloud and Internet of Things have on Mobile? Get these answers and much more from Gartner Research Director, Richard Marshall in this short webcast.   (registration required) 

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Sunday Sep 27, 2015

Samsung is in the house!

When it comes to making a presence, Samsung knows how to go big. In addition a sizable dedicated booth presence, we're excited to announce that Samsung will be the lead sponsor for the Oracle Mobile Showcase in Moscone South!


Welcome Samsung!  We're looking forward to checking out all the cool mobile phones and tablets - and dare I wonder, will they also bring their recently announced Gear VR (virtual reality headset recently announced, using Oculus software ala Facebook)?  I know it's not out until November, but given how close we are, maybe some early models perhaps?  OpenWorld is an ideal techie community and offers up a perfect audience.

A quick link for mobile - check out the Focus on Mobile list which will help guide you to some key mobile related sessions and events at Oracle OpenWorld 2015.

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Wednesday Jul 01, 2015

From the Cloud Launch - Focusing on Mobile, the Other Side of the Proverbial Coin

No doubt you tuned into the big Oracle Cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS) launch last week. Lots of new and exciting cloud based offerings including:

  • Oracle Database Cloud - Exadata Service
  • Oracle Archive Storage Cloud Service
  • Oracle Big Data Cloud Service and Big Data SQL Cloud Service
  • Oracle Integration Cloud Service
  • Oracle Process Cloud Service

And last but certainly not least Oracle Mobile Cloud Service! The Cloud is touching every facet of IT infrastructure - and the other side of the coin, that's Mobile, which is changing the interfaces to all those systems.  Mobile is the new first screen, overtaking television and growing. The web browser reached hundreds of millions of people, but yet somehow, Mobile has taken it 10X, a magnitude greater than before, reaching billions of people. It's predicted that by 2020, 80% of the world, will have a smartphone.


Get a quick intro into Oracle Mobile Cloud Service in the following easy on the eyes, mind sharpening assets:

  1. Watch the overview video here (< 3min), it's the main video on the page
  2. Watch the subsequent videos (< 1 min each) in the Learn More tab
  3. Read the eBook, the big eBook button on the page ;-)

Then get down to business in strengthening your mobile strategy by simplifying mobility.

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Monday Feb 09, 2015

Oracle Mobile Development Certification Exam - Beta Testing

Get your Oracle Mobile Development 2015 Implementation Specialist Certification!

Oracle Mobile 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!

Usedful Links:

  • Oracle Mobile Development 2015 Essentials Exam Study Guide
  • Oracle Mobile Development Specialization
  • Oracle Enterprise Mobility Knowledge Zone
  • Sunday Feb 01, 2015

    Oracle's MAF helps you keep up with the Apple mobile bullet train

    It's fairly easy to argue that the mobile world moves at a much faster pace to the enterprise world. Apple and Google are constantly releasing updates, sometimes several a year for their respective mobile platforms. This certainly creates pain for enterprises trying to build mobile apps, how do you keep up, or more importantly how do you make sure your mobile apps keep up with the latest mobile platform requirements?

    Of note late last year Apple announced that all new apps released to the Apple App Store must include 64-bit support and be built with iOS 8+ SDK by February 1st 2015 - today! And any existing apps must meet the same requirements if updated after June 1st 2015.

    Luckily if you're using Oracle's Mobile Application Framework v2.1 it is designed to specifically to meet Apple's latest requirements. Rest assured Oracle has you covered.

    To take advantage of these updates, ensure to download the latest MAF extension from inside JDeveloper 12.1.3, or alternatively you can download the extension from the JDeveloper extension page. Instructions for how to install and configure JDeveloper + MAF 2.1 can be found here.

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