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...)

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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.

The Real Future of Oracle Forms – Not the Demise of Forms! Response to LinkedIn Thred

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...)

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.

Sticker Shock

A little off-subject, but still felt this experience was worth sharing.  I'll get back on track next post.

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...)

Old Folks Boogie

And you know
That you're over the hill
When your mind makes a promise
That your body can't fill...
             - From Little Feat's "Old Folks Boogie"

I think I'm must be over the hill...a grumpy old man.  There was a time when, faced with an app that failed to work as promised, I would fuss and fight with that app to make it work.  No more.  Now, in (more...)

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...)

ADF Mobile : Finally released and ready to use

After extensive beta testing oracle announced last week that ADF Mobile is now generally available and can be used to build multi platform on device apps. I finally am allowed to share my knowledge in blogposts and other kinds of publications. Using JDeveloper and the ADF Mobile extension, it is (more...)

NFC and HTML5 emerging as Winners on Mobile

Near Field Communication(NFC) ( for more details read my earlier blog http://khanderaotech.blogspot.com/2011/05/nfc-getting-momentum.html) is very useful in very short distance communication ideal for mobile devices. It has got another backer that is from RIM. RIM is bating high on NFC based Apps as its one of the (more...)

Adding Mobile Support with Web 2.0 Touch to the NoAgenda Attack Vector Dashboard

The quest for an ideal javascript framework for mobile web applications has been a bit of a work-in-progress for some time (at least if you cared about cross-platform).

You might have got started (like me) with Jonathan Stark's excellent books Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and maybe tried the jQTouch framework that these spawned. Meanwhile, the official jQuery mobile framework has slowly been moving to fruition.

I recently discovered another project - Web 2.0 Touch - that is pitched as a mini framework with better features (more...)

Oracle, Social, Cloud and Mobile (OpenWorld 2011, part 3)

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.

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NFC Getting Momentum

The Near Field Communication (NFC) is gaining a momentum. Its usage will be propelled via mobile devices and would give a birth to many fantastic devices and applications.

Last week Apple introduced Retail 2.0 store that effectively used NFC.

To the heels of the Apple, Google took the techbology (more...)