ADF Mobile – Deploying to Android fails with “Cannot find program … aapt”

| May 20, 2013
There's an old saying, if things don't change, they often stay the same.

It appears as of last week (post Google's I/O conference) that there has been a change to the Android SDK.  If you download the complete Android SDK as of 14th May 2013 and later, Google has changed (more...)

Migrating ADF Mobile apps from 1.0 to 1.1

| May 16, 2013

I thought I'd share something valuable from ADF Mobile’s product manager Joe Huang. Within context of migrating ADF Mobile v1.0 11.1.2.3.0 applications to v1.1 11.1.2.4.0, there’s some important migration notes in the release notes that developers should read.

Of particular (more...)

JDeveloper 11.1.1.7.0: Where did Git go?

In the previous release of JDeveloper 11.1.1.6.0 in a special build known as CLOUD, Oracle included Git support built into the IDE.  Recently on our JDeveloper 11.1.1.7.0 release it appeared we had removed it.  Where did the Git go?

I'm happy to (more...)

Not ‘how’ but ‘why’ should you upgrade to JDeveloper & ADF 11.1.1.7.0?

I recently received questions from Oracle ACE Director (ACED) Tim Hall on upgrading to JDeveloper 11.1.1.7.0, not necessarily asking about the 'how' but rather the 'why should we upgrade to the latest version beyond new features?' Oracle has a close relationship with its ACED members, (more...)

Reminder: ADF Mobile workshops in Australia April/May

Just a small reminder that Oracle in conjunction with the Australian Oracle User Group (AUSOUG) will be running whole day hands-on ADF Mobile workshops in Australia over April/May.

The schedule is follows for the following Aussie cities.  Follow the links to register separately for each city:

ADF Mobile: Working with Contacts (new video)

| Mar 26, 2013

I'm happy to announce the final video in the ADF Mobile series of "Integrating Device Services", this time looking at working with the device's contacts (aka. address book).

The complete set of videos includes integrating email, SMS, contacts, GPS and pictures. A YouTube playlist can be found (more...)

ADF Mobile: Integrating the Camera (new video)

| Mar 22, 2013

You guessed it, yet another video in the ADF Mobile series on integrating the device services, this time on the camera.

This video is the 4th in a series looking at how to integrate all the different devices services, email, SMS, contacts, GPS and pictures. Subscribe to the (more...)

ADF Mobile: Integrating SMS (new video)

| Mar 21, 2013

We released yet another video in our series of integrating services into ADF Mobile today, this time how to use SMS.

This video is the 3rd in a series looking at how to integrate all the different devices services, email, SMS, contacts, GPS and pictures. Subscribe to the ADF (more...)

Book review – SOA Made Simple

| Mar 21, 2013
A few weeks ago Packt Publishing asked would I review SOA Made Simple, written by Lonneke Dikmans & Ronald van Luttikhuizen. Being a so called FMW expert, but (self-induced) pigeon holed in the ADF space I always take these offers, a good book provides an opportunity to widen my (more...)

ADF Mobile: Integrating the GPS (new video)

| Mar 14, 2013

A quick note to say the ADF product management team has released a new video showing how to integrate the GPS into your ADF Mobile apps.

This video is the 2nd in a series looking at how to integrate all the different devices services, email, SMS, contacts, GPS and pictures.  Subscribe to the ADF Insider Essentials YouTube channel to be informed when the rest of the videos in the series are released. 

ADF Mobile: Integrating the GPS (new video)

| Mar 14, 2013

A quick note to say the ADF product management team has released a new video showing how to integrate the GPS into your ADF Mobile apps.

This video is the 2nd in a series looking at how to integrate all the different devices services, email, SMS, contacts, GPS and pictures.  Subscribe to the ADF Insider Essentials YouTube channel to be informed when the rest of the videos in the series are released. 

ADF Mobile: Avoiding the Android Emulator with AndroVM

If you've had a chance to use ADF Mobile since its release and you're developing for Android, you will have been unlucky to encounter a small issue with Google's Android Emulator, it's incredibly, painfully, excruciatingly slow.   It really is an annoyance as the iOS Simulator on Macs runs lighting quick.  Oh the woes of developing for the Android platform, who would of thought this was the developer friendly platform?! ;-)

Mind you the problem isn't particular to ADF Mobile, just a generic issue with Google's software which all Android programmers have to deal with.  This means of course you (more...)