Friday May 01, 2015

Getting Started Designing Mobile Applications

Have you ever thought you would like to travel when you retire and live the life of a vagabond. You would not just put wheels on your current house to make it mobile.

You would design a home that would be smaller, have just the essentials you need, could be moved easily,  be efficient and look attractive.  So you should not just convert your web applications to a mobile platform.  In the Oracle  12 (Core). Mobile UI Design Strategies training video, 10 guidelines are discussed that can make your mobile application successful for you and your customers. They are:

1.  Know your user

2. Define essential mobile tasks

3. Design for context

4. Flatten the navigation model

5. Design for the two-minutes task

6. Visual Design

7. Integrate analytics

8. Simplify search

9. Embed collaboration

10. Leverage the mobile platform


Watch the 30 min short video for a discussion on these guidelines.

Monday Apr 20, 2015

MAF and Mobile ADF Support Policy

Three documents about MAF and Mobile ADF  Support policy.

1. Mobile Application Framework (MAF) Support Policy (Doc ID 1994853.1)
2. Error Correction End Dates for Mobile Application Framework (MAF) (Doc ID 1994878.1)
3. Mobile Applications Support Policy (Doc ID 1994854.1)


In the first Note, it is interesting to know that fixes will not be provided for versions superseded by a newer release within the same "major version".  Error corrections, or patches, of Oracle Mobile Application Framework are offered against the current version and the latest Minor Version of the previous Major Version.  This allows the customer to stay on a Major Version if needed, while still being able to receive patches and fixes for Mobile Application Framework.  The following illustrates the Error Correction Policy:


Example of Error Correction Policy

In the example above, the current version is 2.1.1.  The latest Minor Version of the previous Major Version is 2.0.2.   Therefore, patches can be requested and delivered against both 2.1.1 and 2.0.2 version.  As 2.1.2 exists, then no fixes for 2.1.0, 2.1.1.

In order to keep up with O/S supportability, continuously check the policy on new O/S versions and the requirement to upgrade to the newer version.  New versions of Mobile Operating System and devices are certified against the most current version of the Mobile Application Framework only.


The second note shows how different the policy is to what we are used to for JDeveloper (Doc ID 401694.1): Once a new release is available, previous releases within the same major version are no longer within the grace period. When 2.1.1 version is released then, 2.1.0 is automatically beyond the error correction date.


The third Note is related to all Oracle Mobile Applications, not specific for MAF.

Mobile application updates will be provided based on the most current release.  Updates will be provided for the current version of the mobile application if the operating system, hardware on which it is running, and the underlying technology on which the application was based, are still covered and entitled to error correction by the associated 3rd party vendor(s).


Thursday Feb 19, 2015

Top 10 Documents Linked to SRs for JDeveloper/ADF/MAF Issues 10/2014 thru 2/2015

Top 10 documents linked to SRs for JDeveloper/ADF/MAF issues 10/2014 thru 2/2015.

1465411.1 Where to Find Oracle Java Development Products Documentation The purpose of this document is to assist you to locate the Oracle Java Development product documentation
115336.1 How to Deliver a Testcase for JDeveloper to Oracle Software Support The purpose of this note is to help the reader to understand the importance of the test case, as well as helping him/her to create and deliver a test case within the JDeveloper/J2EE area for Oracle Software Support.
1599898.1
Supportability on Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) with Oracle ADF Currently, Oracle ADF is NOT CERTIFIED with Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.  There are plans to certify it for Oracle ADF  11.1.1.7.0, 11.1.2.4.0 and 12.1.2.0.0 versions, first half of 2014, subject of change.
473276.1 How to Find the Version of ADF Runtime Libraries Installed?  How to find out the version of the ADF Runtime Libraries currently installed in the Oracle Application Server/WebLogic application server?
971256.1 How to Request the ADF Libraries Source This document describes the process for requesting access to the ADF Libraries Source Code. It is a guide for the customers to show the process behind it
1103523.1 OUI-67124:Inventory check failed: Patch ID xxx is NOT registered in Oracle Home inventory. When trying to apply a patch using the standalone OPatch version 11.1.0.0.0 on a JDeveloper 11g on a Windows machine which has language set to German, the error is raised.
401694.1 Oracle JDeveloper Releases Provide a release matrix for Oracle JDeveloper
1468116.1 High Availability Checklist for ADF Applications   What are the elements that should be configured to allow an ADF application to run in a HA clustered environment?
1328698.1 How To Install the ADF Runtime Libraries 11g Release 2 in WebLogic Sever 10.3.5 / 10.3.6 ?  Note - Oracle ADF 11.1.2.X Application Development Runtimes are provided as a patch for the complete Oracle ADF Runtime and is available through Oracle Support.
417546.1 How To Reproduce Problems Related to AM Passivation / Activation This bulletin explains how to test that an ADF Business Component application is activation-safe.

Thursday Feb 05, 2015

Oracle Mobile Application Framework 2.1

The new Oracle Mobile Application Framework 2.1 is now available. This new version focuses on upgrading the framework's infrastructure and includes the following new features:

Support for Java 8 - Java is the language used for business logic development on Oracle MAF, in fact Oracle MAF is the only solution out there that will run the same Java code on both iOS and Android. Now developers can leverage the latest features of the Java language - such as Lambda expressions, Collections with Generics and more - while running on a 64bit JVM that supports the Java 8 Compact2 profile.

Cordova 3 support - Cordova is used in Oracle MAF to provide access to device features. Oracle MAF 2.1 updates the Cordova version to 3.6.3 on Android and 3.7 for iOS, dramatically increasing the number of available plugins that developers can leverage.

Simpler Cordova Plugin integration - Oracle MAF leverages the plugman command line to build and incorporate plugins into Oracle MAF apps.

Xcode 6 and Android 5 support - use the latest SDKs to compile and deploy your MAF applications across multiple devices.

You can get Oracle MAF 2.1 by downloading the new Oracle MAF extension through the JDeveloper Help->Check for Updates functionality.

See Announcing Oracle Mobile Application Framework 2.1 - Now Available for more information.

Friday Dec 12, 2014

Mobile Computing

Bob Rhubart from Oracle has put together a site with articles on Mobile computing. The site contains references to the following articles Marrying the Worlds of HTML 5 and ADF by Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema, Building a hybrid application with Mobile Application Framework and WebCenter Portal by Yannick Ongena, A-Team Mobile Persistence Extension for Oracle MAF By Steven Davelaar and many others.

Please visit Mobile Computing Articles for the full list of all 12 Articles. The Mobile Computing What's New and  Oracle Mobile Community are other good places to get information on mobile development.

Another informative blog for Mobile computing information is Grant Ronald's Blog.  Grant is an Oracle JDeveloper/ADF/MAF PM.  He notes in one of his posts that the latest projection in Computer World continues the theme of Mobile dominating the thoughts of organizations. 

Here is one very interesting insight.

Friday Oct 31, 2014

Top 10 customer referenced documents for JDeveloper/ADF/MAF Aug 2014 thru Oct 2014





The following are the top 10 customer referenced documents, for JDeveloper/ADF/MAF issues, during 8/2014 thru 10/2014. JDeveloper/ADF

1599898.1 Supportability on Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) with Oracle ADF   Currently, Oracle ADF is NOT CERTIFIED with Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.  There are plans to certify it for Oracle ADF  11.1.1.7.0, 11.1.2.4.0 and 12.1.2.0.0 versions, first half of 2014, subject of change.
1328698.1 How To Install the ADF Runtime Libraries 11g Release 2 in WebLogic Sever 10.3.5 / 10.3.6 ?  Note - Oracle ADF 11.1.2.X Application Development Runtimes are provided as a patch for the complete Oracle ADF Runtime and is available through Oracle Support.
1344952.2 Information Center: Oracle JDeveloper & ADF 11g and 12c
137422.1 Oracle ADF Business Components Error Messages The prefix "JBO-" signifies that the following messages were generated by Oracle ADF Business Components. All messages are listed in order by the message code number. 
1555476.1 How to bypass compatibility mode in IE 8/9 browsers and force the target ADF page to the maximum document mode supported by the browser (standard mode) ?  Since Oracle JDeveloper 11g Release 1 11.1.1.6.0, a popup warning is shown to the user when the ADF application is running in the Internet Explorer (IE) browser. The popup warning will only show when your Internet Explorer is run with Compatibility View Mode enabled.
1435962.1 JDeveloper/ADF 11.1.1.6, 11.1.1.7 and WebLogic Server 10.3.6 Setup   The product maintenance level of the current installer (WebLogic Server:10.3.5.0) is not compatible with the maintenance level of the product installed on your system(WebLogic Server:10.3.6.0). Please obtain a compatible installer or perform maintenance on your current system to achieve the desired level.
1341160.1 ADF Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQ )
1563847.1 Using Opatch to Apply Patch 16546129 Gets " OPatch failed with error code 73"   Webcenter is installed in this environment, and therefore the StandAlone Opatch cannot to be used to apply the patch.  Use the opatch located in the Webcenter or MiddleWare directory to apply the patch.
1345126.2
401694.1 Oracle JDeveloper Releases Provide a release matrix for Oracle JDeveloper

Thursday Aug 14, 2014

Top 10 solution documents for JDeveloper/ADF/MAF April 2014 thru July 2014.





The following are the top 10 documents that are linked to SRs as solutions, for JDeveloper/ADF issues, during 5/2014 thru 7/2014. JDeveloper/ADF

1465411.1 Where to Find Oracle Java Development Products Documentation The purpose of this document is to assist you to locate the Oracle Java Development product documentation.  This note is linked to the SR when documentation solved the issue.
971256.1 How to Request the ADF Libraries Source Code This document describes the process for requesting access to the ADF Libraries Source Code. It is a guide for the customers to show the process behind it.
1599898.1 Supportability on Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) with Oracle ADF   Currently, Oracle ADF is NOT CERTIFIED with Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.  There are plans to certify it for Oracle ADF  11.1.1.7.0, 11.1.2.4.0 and 12.1.2.0.0 versions, first half of 2014, subject of change.
1328698.1 How To Install the ADF Runtime Libraries 11g Release 2 in WebLogic Sever 10.3.5 / 10.3.6 ?  Note - Oracle ADF 11.1.2.X Application Development Runtimes are provided as a patch for the complete Oracle ADF Runtime and is available through Oracle Support.
1466449.1 Where to Find the Oracle Java Development MOS Communities and OTN Discussion Forums   This document is to assist you to locate the Oracle Java Development product documentation.
401694.1 Oracle JDeveloper Releases Provide a release matrix for Oracle JDeveloper
1401400.1 Stuck Threads Showing "ReentrantLock" in ADF Faces Application in Standalone WLS. You have developed an ADF Faces application in JDeveloper 11g. The application runs correctly in the Integrated WebLogic Server
1555476.1 How to bypass compatibility mode in IE 8/9 browsers and force the target ADF page to the maximum document mode supported by the browser (standard mode) ?  Since Oracle JDeveloper 11g Release 1 11.1.1.6.0, a popup warning is shown to the user when the ADF application is running in the Internet Explorer (IE) browser. The popup warning will only show when your Internet Explorer is run with Compatibility View Mode enabled.
1380442.1 Stuck Threads in Sessions Replication in WLS Cluster 10.3.5 for ADF Application  You have developed an ADF application that is deployed in Managed Servers in a WLS Cluster 10.3.5. Intermittently, your cluster hangs because of stuck threads.
1461023.1 After Patching ADF to version 11.1.1.6+ a Popup Window Shows with a Warning About Running Internet Explorer in Compatibility Mode


Wednesday Jul 09, 2014

Mobile Application Framework Training

There is training for Mobile Application Framework(MAF) on line.  The Oracle Mobile Platform YouTube channel is a focus on Oracle's strategic initiatives around Mobile. The channel is being launched with a phased release of over 40 videos giving you a complete end-to-end training in Oracle Mobile Application Framework (Oracle MAF.)  The following videos are available now:

Introduction and Overview

Designing and Developing a MAF Application

UI Development in Oracle MAF

Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse

This informative training will give an insight into what MAF is all about.

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