Production Mobile App with Oracle JET Hybrid in 2 Hours

Do you want to know a secret, how to build mobile application just in 2 hours? Use Oracle JET Hybrid. Beauty of Oracle JET Hybrid - you can reuse the same source code (HTML and JS) from regular JET application. JET UI is responsive out of the box and this allows to render JET screens from the Web on mobile device without changes.

We were using our JET 3.0.0 production app - Red (more...)

Oracle Mobile Cloud Service (MCS): An introduction to API security: Basic Authentication and OAuth2

As an integration/backend developer, when starting a project using Mobile Cloud Service, it is important to have some understanding of what this MBaaS (Mobile Backend as a Service) has to offer in terms of security features. This is important in order to be able to configure and test MCS. In this blog I will give examples on how to configure and use the basic authentication and OAuth2 features which are provided to secure APIs. You (more...)

Oracle JET v3.0.0 released

Last week saw the release of version 3.0.0 of the Oracle Java Extension Toolkit (JET).  This is a major release of the toolkit, containing significant updates to JET components, cookbook, tooling and themes, along with updates to 3rd party libraries.

Please refer to the Release Notes for detailed information about the changes and how they may affect you.

Please refer to the Migration Guide and note the reference to the Developer Guide for (more...)

Implementing Chatbots

Wikipedia: A chatbot (also known as a talkbotchatterbotBotchatterboxArtificial Conversational Entity) is a computer program which conducts a conversation via auditory or textual methods. 

Per my previous post on Artificial Intelligence,  this topic is nothing less than fascinating!

Oracle has been making strong moves into the world of intelligent chatbots, its impact with consumers, within the enterprise ecosystem and specifically, what it takes to successfully (more...)

Rogers Group Construction & Mobile Cloud Service: An Update

We spoke about Rogers Group Inc, a road and highway construction company based out of Nashville, Tennessee, back in November, but wanted to take this opportunity to update you on the company's progress and to share two new pieces of content... an article from Forbes, and a very cool video featuring Dawna Roberts, Rogers Group's IT Infrastructure Manager.

As you may recall, Rogers was looking for a way to increase both productivity (more...)

Webcast: “Build, Deploy and Manage Smartphone Apps for EBS”

Build EBS smartphone appsOracle University has a wealth of free webcasts for Oracle E-Business Suite.  If you're looking for a primer on how to build your own mobile apps for EBS, see:

Vijay Shanmugam, Director Product Development, explains the technologies and approach used to build Oracle's smartphone applications for Oracle E-Business Suite. You will learn how to deploy and manage iOS and Android mobile applications (more...)

Oracle Code & Oracle Mobile: Learn What’s Next!


Recently, we've discussed Oracle Code in our blog posts, but today we wanted to give special attention to several sessions related to "Mobile" at upcoming Oracle Code events.  As you may know, Oracle Code is a series of free conferences being held in 20 cities across the globe where developers can learn about the latest technologies, practices and trends in Cloud Development.  Through a series of keynotes, technical sessions, hands-on labs, workshops, (more...)

Oracle Developer Week San Francisco Keynote

Feb 14th,  Developer Week in San Francisco, Oracle showed some <3 for developers and coincidentally, the keynote was on Valentines day. (aww!) The interesting thing about this keynote was that it not only discussed Oracle's vision for developers, but also showed a great end-to-end demo that showcased some of that vision in action. You might say it was a "talk the talk and walk the walk" keynote & demo, which seems appropriate when you (more...)

And the Winner of Digital Partner of the Year for UKOUG is ….

…AuraPlayer ! (well for Silver anyways)

Last night, we had the pleasure of attending the ninth annual UKOUG Partner of the Year awards ceremony at the Café de Paris in London where we were honored with the Award for Digital Transformation Partner of the Year- Silver!

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Amid the fun at the ceremony, Gwen Edwards (AuraPlayer’s VP of Business Development) had the chance to meet and snap a selfie with incoming Executive Director of UKOUG, James Jeynes! (more...)

Oracle OpenWorld 2016: Mobilizing San Fran was a blast

Oracle OpenWorld2016 was a giant success for AuraPlayer! The response to our solution was amazing. Flocks of people gathered at our booth for live demos, attended AuraPlayer CEO Mia Urman’s session on Digital Transformation, gathered at Grant Ronald’s talks on “Forms to Mobile without writing a single line of code,” and heard first hand from AuraPlayer customer Rogers Group Inc. how fast and easy it is to create apps from their EBS modules to deliver (more...)

October 2016 Webinars

I will be delivering three webinars this month, with two of them this week:

PeopleSoft Tips and Techniques: Advanced PeopleSoft People Tools Development Strategies

Wednesday, October 5th at 11 AM PST / 2 PM EST

In this session I will share interesting, thought provoking PeopleTools tips and techniques to help customers make the most of their PeopleSoft development investment.

Mobility Options for PeopleSoft Applications

Thursday, October 6th at 11 AM PST / 2 PM EST

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Provisioning backend services to mobile with Oracle MCS

MCS, or Mobile Cloud Services, is Oracle’s relatively new PaaS tool for provisioning your data to mobile devices or IoT  devices. And actually, it’s a pretty simple tool. MCS aims at simplifying the creation of mobile API’s (especially REST API’s) on existing or newly build web services. It delivers an enterprise Mobile Backend-as a-Service (MBaaS).
On top of that, mobile applications can be created. MCS supports natively build apps, hybrid apps or one of the no-code app development (more...)

Automated testing of Android applications in Java with Appium

Appium is an open source API which can be used for black-box testing of apps. It is built on top of Selenium WebDriver, which was covered in a previous post. Appium can be used to test native, hybrid and mobile web apps on Android or iOS. Several languages are supported, including Java. This blog will focus testing native Android applications in Java using Eclipse. Writing such tests requires you to have access to an .apk (more...)

PeopleTools Mobile Book Now Shipping

I received notice yesterday that our latest book, PeopleSoft PeopleTools: Mobile Applications Development (Oracle Press) 1st Edition, is now shipping. Probably the most exciting news is that Amazon has the book listed as the #1 New Release in the Oracle Databases category.

New PeopleTools Mobile Book

My wife and I have been writing another book. We are reviewing proofs now, which means we are getting close to publication. I did a quick search on Amazon and see that Amazon is taking pre-orders: PeopleSoft PeopleTools: Mobile Applications Development. Publication date is currently set for October 16, 2015, which means it will publish just before OpenWorld. Fluid and MAP have been out for about a year. If you guessed that a new PeopleTools (more...)

ODTUG KScope15: Sunday Symposium

Sunday symposium took of at 8:30. Unfortunately i had to skip the first two session due to some work That had to be done first. The first session I really got to attend was Brian Fry's session on Oracles Developer Cloud Service. JDeveloper, Eclipse or Netbeans was the way you would work with Oracle Developer Cloud. Now there is a new feature (not publicly available) that is a browser based IDE.

ODTUG Mobile Day : "Going Mobile? Where is Oracle Taking You?"

Yesterday ODTUG organised the ODTUG Mobile Day in Utrecht the Netherlands. The event was supported by two local user groups, OGh and OBUG, and sponsored by eProseed NL. This full-day event was dedicated to Oracle's next-generation mobile development, infrastructure, and security solutions: "Going Mobile? Where is Oracle Taking You?". All of this was presented by the world’s leading ACE Directors

Dusting Off the Data Warehouse

Businesses all over the world have spent millions and millions building data warehouses and implementing Business Intelligence (BI) without coming anywhere near the promised business benefits.

That is about the change.

And the thing that will change this is interactive, visual analytics on tablets.

Tablets and modern interactive graphics are a match made in heaven. Business users who will reluctantly spend half an hour looking at a BI report will happily spend hours playing around (more...)

A beautiful weather app for Brazil and Portugal

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Last post I wrote about evolution. Professional evolution… from legacy technology  to new IT paradigms, cloud and mobile. This week, as a result of that evolution, the weather app I  developed with a friend, was deployed and it’s available at App Store.

I hope users from Portugal and Brazil find (more...)

In the end, Love… always wins!

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In the past 18 months I’ve researched and learned at least a dozen new (to me) and recent technologies. Any of them belongs to 2 interesting areas that I’ve focused in that period… Cloud and Mobile. I’m an early Amazon Web Services adopter and I’ve deployed several services and infrastructures on (more...)