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Oracle Cloud UX Exchange: The Rapid Development Kit Experience

Karen Scipi
Principal User Experience Engineer, Oracle Applications User Experience

I was thrilled to attend Oracle OpenWorld 2016 to support the Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) Cloud UX Rapid Development Kit (RDK) station at the OAUX Cloud Exchange with my colleagues Tim Dubois (@Timdubis), Scott Robinson (@scottrobinson), and Lancy Silveira (@LancyS).

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From left-to-right: Holly Roland, Scott Robinson, and Tim Dubois (photo: Misha Vaughan)

Over three days, we had the great privilege of meeting many partners and customers who stopped by our station to learn more about our RDKs, ask questions, and share their real-world use cases.

I observed some themes in the questions that were asked, so today I'm offering answers to a few of the most frequently asked questions in this post for anyone who wasn’t able to stop by our station and might have these questions, too.

Photo: Lancy Silveira, Luc Bors, Timo Hahn, Tim Dubois

From left-to-right: Lancy Silveira (OAUX), Luc Bors (eProseed), Timo Hahn (virtual7 GmbH), and Tim Dubois (OAUX) explore RDK possibilities at the OAUX Exchange at OpenWorld. Luc Bors also wrote one of the forewords to our Mobile Cloud UX Design Patterns eBook. (photo: Karen Scipi)

What’s a Rapid Development Kit (RDK)?

An RDK is a complete, standalone, integrated user interface (UI) accelerator kit created by the OAUX team with input from the Oracle PartnerNetwork. It is built on Oracle technologies and based on proven user experience design and development.

Partners can use an RDK to design and build consistent SaaS and PaaS user experiences for simplified user interfaces and mobile user experiences deployed to Oracle Cloud Services.

We offer three RDKs. Everything in each RDKs is reusable. Our RDKs include:

  • Example SaaS flows and PaaS services integrations
  • Coded samples, components, and templates with Oracle Alta UI CSS and images
  • UX design pattern eBook, technical eBook, wireframing templates, and more
  • Guidance on how to use a use case to win business with

Design patterns eBook, coded sample, technical eBook, wireframe template

Offered in all of our Oracle UX RDKs: Design patterns eBook, coded sample, technical eBook, wireframe template

What RDKs Are There, and When Will They Be Available?

OAUX is delighted to offer three free RDKs for your technology and development needs.

Oracle Cloud UX RDK

The Oracle Cloud UX RDK is for those who design and build SaaS simplified UIs and extensions using Oracle Application Development Framework (Oracle ADF) and deploy apps using Oracle Java Cloud Service and/or Oracle Java Cloud Service-SaaS Extensions (JCS-SX).

The Oracle Cloud UX RDK is available now. Check out our Usable Apps page for information about downloading this RDK and for information about getting started.

For a quick tour of our Usable Apps page, watch our 15-minute webinar. A Customer Connect Community account is required. If you don’t have an account, take a moment to register for one.

Oracle Cloud UX ADF: Simplified home experience page

Oracle Cloud UX RDK: Simplified home experience

Oracle JET UX RDK

The Oracle JET UX RDK is for those who design and build simplified UIs using Oracle JavaScript Extension Toolkit (JET). This RDK supports any JavaScript-suitable IDE or editor and supports deploying PaaS apps to a cloud server.

The Oracle JET UX RDK will be available soon. Watch this blog and our other channels for announcements and more information when this RDK becomes available.

Oracle Cloud UX JET simplified home experience page

Oracle Cloud JET UX RDK: Simplified home experience

Oracle MAF UX RDK

The Oracle MAF UX RDK is for those who design and build mobile apps using Oracle Mobile Application Framework (Oracle MAF). This RDK supports popular devices and native device features. Apps built using this RDK can also be integrated with Oracle Mobile Cloud Service.

The Oracle MAF UX RDK will be available soon. Watch this blog and our other channels for announcements and more information when this RDK becomes available.

Oracle Cloud UX MAF: Simplified home experience pages

Oracle MAF UX RDK: Simplified home experience

Our mobile design patterns eBook is available now in EPUB and PDF formats. Download your free copy now.

eBook cover: Oracle Mobile Applications Cloud User Experience Design Patterns

eBook: Oracle Mobile Applications Cloud User Experience Design Patterns

How Can an RDK Help Me?

Using an RDK helps partners and customers rapidly—in hours—design, build, adapt, and deploy SaaS and PaaS simplified and mobile UIs.

We offer different RDKs so that you can choose the best RDK toolkit for your requirements.

RDKs are major differentiators for partners who are looking to increase business through Oracle Cloud adoption. Because an RDK helps partners produce consistent UX results, an RDK offers customers confidence in the Oracle Cloud.

Using an RDK also helps boost partner and developer productivity. Each RDK includes resources, such as coded samples, flows, design patterns, and wireframing templates that help simplify design, iteration, and coding work.

Design Patterns and Wireframing Templates

Creating reusable interaction design solutions for common use cases that can be adapted and applied across applications to deliver modern, compelling, consistent user experiences is easy with our RDKs. Partners can use design patterns and wireframing templates delivered in our RDKs:

  • Before a single line of code is written. They can be used during the innovation cycle to help expose problems early, increase productivity of application builders, and eliminate costly surprises late in the build cycle.
  • After code is written. They can be used to extend Oracle Applications Simplified User Interfaces and Oracle Mobile Applications by building modern, compelling customer solutions that look and behave like Oracle user experiences for Oracle Cloud Services.

Oracle Mobile UX RDK wireframe template

Wireframe template in the Oracle Mobile UX RDK

Sample design patterns

Sample design patterns: Oracle Cloud UX RDK (top) and Oracle Mobile UX RDK (bottom)

Success Stories

We were joined by partners at the OAUX Cloud Exchange who shared their experiences of how using the Cloud UX RDK has enabled their businesses.

Read their stories:

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Comments ( 2 )
  • rajeev Monday, January 8, 2018
    Hi,

    I am currently using Oracle ADF Rdk. I want to change the logo of oracle. How can i do this?
  • Karen Tuesday, January 9, 2018
    Hi rajeev,

    The styleclass ‘AFBrandingBarLogo’ in stylesheet alta-additions.css (see line 48 & 49) drives the application logo. You can change the 'background-image’ for this styleclass to point to any image you wish to use. The image used in the RDK is approximately 120x25 pixels.

    Let us know if this doesn't address your question.

    Thanks!
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