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...)
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.
There is quite a debate going around based on Simon’s linkedin post regarding the future of Forms; but when you read it you’ll see, he doesn’t actually talk about the future of Forms – he talks about the demise of Forms and its replacement with Oracle APEX. As someone who does believe in the future of forms, there are several things I wanted to clarify.
Firstly, it mentions that despite the release of Oracle Forms 12c, Oracle (more...)
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...)
My smart phone is an iPhone 5. My carrier is ATT. It's been a great relationship since the iPhone first came out. Sadly, I think it's coming to an end.
My two-year contract expired on June 1st...ATT informed me immediately that I was eligible for a phone upgrade and a new contract. Exciting news, as I've (more...)
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...)
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 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...)
I recently discovered another project - Web 2.0 Touch - that is pitched as a mini framework with better features (more...)
With social computing, cloud and mobile being the big buzzwords in IT right now, it makes sense to ask where Oracle is in relation to these hot topics. Having attended various briefings, sessions and keynotes at this year’s Oracle OpenWorld, and discussing with knowledgeable people, I’ll offer my opinion below.
Last week Apple introduced Retail 2.0 store that effectively used NFC.
To the heels of the Apple, Google took the techbology (more...)