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Mia Urman, AuraPlayer
@miaurman
miaurman@auraplayer.com
Take Your Oracle Forms on the Road
Using ADF Mobile
Mia Urman
CEO, AuraPlayer
Oracle ACE and Oracle Forms Evangelist
• 15 years supporting, training and consulting Oracle Too...
Session Agenda
• Why Go Mobile?
• Oracle ADF Mobile Overview
• Components of ADF Mobile
– The Data Layer
– The UI Presenta...
GLOBAL MOBILE
3G SUBSCRIBERS
5 Copyright © 2012, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
What Device is Accessing Your
Application?
Client
Server
Evolving With Oracle Forms
Client
Server
Mobile
Evolving With Oracle Forms
Understanding Mobile Requirements
• Application Functionality - No mouse, Touch gestures
• Device Type – Phone / Tablet
• ...
Mobile Web App
(Viewed in Safari)
3 Mobile Application Types
Mobile Web
Apps
 Online application
accessed through
mobile...
Oracle ADF – Multi Channel Framework
Oracle
ADF
Database
Web Services
CloudWeb
Mobile
Office
Legacy Systems
Oracle
Applica...
Java HTML5
Use Existing Skills Set
Built On Standards
Use Existing Skills Set
Built On Standards
Oracle
ADF Mobile
Oracle ...
ADF Mobile Overview
• Thin Native container on each platform
– Allows for device interaction
– Push notification support
•...
Focused on Productivity
•Oracle JDeveloper Extension
•Declarative and visual development
•Integration with Apple Xcode and...
Business Services Development
• Code logic with Java
• Lightweight JVM
• Easy access to Remote - Web service
– SOAP
– REST...
UI Content options
• Device native user experience
• Local AMX File
– JSF-like file built visually in JDeveloper
– Generat...
ADF Mobile XML Components (AMX)
• XML format built visually in
JDeveloper
• 50+ Components
• Declarative data binding
• Re...
CarouselT-Maps
ListView
Gauge
Charts
GeoMap
Basic Components Forms
DVT Charts, Gauges, Maps
Device Rich Features
Do you still carry around
one of these?
Device Features Interaction
• Leverages Apache Cordova
• Drag and drop to use
– Email
– SMS
– Contacts
– GPS
– Camera
• Or...
Gesture Navigation Support
• Configure components to react to the following gestures:
– Swipe to the right, left, up, down...
Data Caching Challenges
• Mobile devices can lose/turn off connectivity
• Offline access to data is a common requirement
•...
Getting Started
Oracle Forms Using ADF Mobile
Exposing Oracle Forms to ADF
Web Desktop Mobile Office
Database Web Services Legacy Systems Applications Unlimited
Exposing Oracle Forms to ADF
Web Desktop Mobile Office
Web Services
See Demo
• AuraPlayer wraps pre-recorded Forms scenarios as Webservices
• Runs native business logic on the existing Forms server f...
Exposing Forms to Mobile: The Process
 Understand Business Process
 Record & Deploy Scenario
 Generate WS with wizard
...
• Choose the Oracle Forms business process to record
• Select input / Output data to capture from Forms
• Identify expecte...
• Record the Forms business process using the AuraPlayer Toolbar
• Automatically Generate Webservices using the AuraPlayer...
Create ADF DataControls for AuraPlayer Webservice URL
-URL is simply copied from the AuraPlayer service manager
Create AMX...
Define TaskFlow with Validations
1. Define the navigation flow between the pages
2. Add validations (managed bean) that sh...
Demo Time
Oracle
11g DB
Desktop
Mobile Devices
DMZ
External Network
Oracle
Forms
11g
Server
Secure Weblogic Server
Runs Webservice
F...
AuraPlayer - Same Forms Business Logic Multiple UIs
What You Need
• Development
– Oracle JDeveloper 11.1.2.3
– Oracle ADF Mobile Extension (help->check for updates)
– OraPlay...
More Information
• Mia Urman - miaurman@auraplayer.com
• ADF Mobile on OTN
– Datasheets,Tutorial,Demos
• ADF Mobile Blog –...
My ADF Mobile Blog
• Tips and Tricks
• Common Bugs
• How to documents
• Presentations
www.ADFMobileInfo.com
Join the ADF Mobile Community
Twitter
twitter.com/JDeveloper
Facebook
facebook.com/JDeveloper
Oracle’s WebLogic blog
blogs...
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Presented by Mia Urman, CEO of AuraPlayer - Dec 2013

AuraPlayer is a cutting edge technology company that provides unique solutions to integrate, modernize, extend, and mobilize Oracle Forms and EBS systems. AuraPlayer's patent pending technology "wraps" existing EBS and Oracle Forms systems as web services within hours without writing one line of code. The result is an open, agile, and accessible Forms business process.

For more information on AuraPlayer and on Oracle Forms:

Website:http://www.auraplayer.com/

Blog: http://oracleformsinfo.com/

Twitter: @AuraPlayer @MiaUrman

Instagram @AuraPlayer

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Take Your Oracle Forms on the Road Using ADF Mobile - UKOUG Tech13

  1. 1. Mia Urman, AuraPlayer @miaurman miaurman@auraplayer.com Take Your Oracle Forms on the Road Using ADF Mobile
  2. 2. Mia Urman CEO, AuraPlayer Oracle ACE and Oracle Forms Evangelist • 15 years supporting, training and consulting Oracle Tools • 7 years at Oracle as a senior support analyst and local product manager of Forms and ADF. • Founder of AuraPlayer - Oracle Forms modernization solutions to unlock Forms systems and fast-track to a Mobile / SOA architecture / Cloud • ODTUG board member , international speaker at Kscope, OOW, UKOUG
  3. 3. Session Agenda • Why Go Mobile? • Oracle ADF Mobile Overview • Components of ADF Mobile – The Data Layer – The UI Presentation Layer - AMX Components – Integrating Device Features • Running Oracle Forms on the Mobile • Getting Started
  4. 4. GLOBAL MOBILE 3G SUBSCRIBERS 5 Copyright © 2012, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. What Device is Accessing Your Application?
  6. 6. Client Server Evolving With Oracle Forms
  7. 7. Client Server Mobile Evolving With Oracle Forms
  8. 8. Understanding Mobile Requirements • Application Functionality - No mouse, Touch gestures • Device Type – Phone / Tablet • Screen size • Network type – Security , Speed • Device features integration • Types of Users – Occasional, Internal/external • Type of Applications – Browser Based / Hybrid
  9. 9. Mobile Web App (Viewed in Safari) 3 Mobile Application Types Mobile Web Apps  Online application accessed through mobile device browser  Browser governs access to local storage and device services (camera, GPS, etc.)  Highly reusable code  Highly portable Native Mobile Apps  Application installed & runs on device  Optimized for specific mobile platform and form factor  Direct access to local storage and device services  Code reuse can be complex  Portability requires work Hybrid Mobile Apps  Application installed & runs on device with HTML5 UI  Optimized for specific mobile platform & form factor  Direct access to local storage and device services  Code reuse simplified  Portability simplified Native App (iOS)
  10. 10. Oracle ADF – Multi Channel Framework Oracle ADF Database Web Services CloudWeb Mobile Office Legacy Systems Oracle Applications
  11. 11. Java HTML5 Use Existing Skills Set Built On Standards Use Existing Skills Set Built On Standards Oracle ADF Mobile Oracle ADF Mobile Unique Hybrid Mobile Framework
  12. 12. ADF Mobile Overview • Thin Native container on each platform – Allows for device interaction – Push notification support • HTML5/JavaScript Frontend • Java Backend • Encrypted SQLite
  13. 13. Focused on Productivity •Oracle JDeveloper Extension •Declarative and visual development •Integration with Apple Xcode and Android SDK  Component based UI construction  Task Flows  Data Controls  Packaging  Deployment  Debugging Integrated Development Environment
  14. 14. Business Services Development • Code logic with Java • Lightweight JVM • Easy access to Remote - Web service – SOAP – REST XML, REST JSON • Local Business Logic – Java Classes – SQLite DB - Portable, lightweight relational database
  15. 15. UI Content options • Device native user experience • Local AMX File – JSF-like file built visually in JDeveloper – Generated into HTML/JS on device at RT • Remote URL – Any server-side HTML • Local HTML File – Coded with any third-party HTML5 frameworks
  16. 16. ADF Mobile XML Components (AMX) • XML format built visually in JDeveloper • 50+ Components • Declarative data binding • Rendered into HTML5 on device at RT
  17. 17. CarouselT-Maps ListView Gauge Charts GeoMap Basic Components Forms
  18. 18. DVT Charts, Gauges, Maps
  19. 19. Device Rich Features
  20. 20. Do you still carry around one of these?
  21. 21. Device Features Interaction • Leverages Apache Cordova • Drag and drop to use – Email – SMS – Contacts – GPS – Camera • Or access programmatically
  22. 22. Gesture Navigation Support • Configure components to react to the following gestures: – Swipe to the right, left, up, down – Tap-and-hold • Set the “Type” attribute when using the following operations: – Set Property Listener (e.g. setting Scope Variables) – Action Listener (e.g. invoking Backing Beans) – Show Popup Behavior & Close Popup Behavior – Navigating between Panel Items
  23. 23. Data Caching Challenges • Mobile devices can lose/turn off connectivity • Offline access to data is a common requirement • But it will increase the complexity of your application • If you cache data locally you must consider – When to cache the data – How much data to cache – When to synchronize updates – Recording the order of updates – How to deal with synchronization conflicts – Security of the data if the device is lost Security
  24. 24. Getting Started Oracle Forms Using ADF Mobile
  25. 25. Exposing Oracle Forms to ADF Web Desktop Mobile Office Database Web Services Legacy Systems Applications Unlimited
  26. 26. Exposing Oracle Forms to ADF Web Desktop Mobile Office Web Services
  27. 27. See Demo
  28. 28. • AuraPlayer wraps pre-recorded Forms scenarios as Webservices • Runs native business logic on the existing Forms server from ADF Mobile/ ADF / APEX / Java • When the system evolves, the service can be easily replaced, with newer redeveloped service/technology. • No Java applet – Runs Form without UI Creates native ADF datacontrols that runs Oracle Forms silently in the background • Allows you to develop, test and maintain one core system. ADF Integration Features
  29. 29. Exposing Forms to Mobile: The Process  Understand Business Process  Record & Deploy Scenario  Generate WS with wizard  Create ADF Mobile App  Run Your Mobile App!
  30. 30. • Choose the Oracle Forms business process to record • Select input / Output data to capture from Forms • Identify expected results – popups, messages, errors Understanding the Business Process
  31. 31. • Record the Forms business process using the AuraPlayer Toolbar • Automatically Generate Webservices using the AuraPlayer Service Manager Recording Demo Webservice generation Demo Deploy Oracle Forms as WS
  32. 32. Create ADF DataControls for AuraPlayer Webservice URL -URL is simply copied from the AuraPlayer service manager Create AMX pages and design new mobile UI DEMO Create ADF Mobile UI - Jdeveloper
  33. 33. Define TaskFlow with Validations 1. Define the navigation flow between the pages 2. Add validations (managed bean) that should occur upon success or failure of events
  34. 34. Demo Time
  35. 35. Oracle 11g DB Desktop Mobile Devices DMZ External Network Oracle Forms 11g Server Secure Weblogic Server Runs Webservice FW Service Manager AuraPlayer – Solution Architecture Native ADF Mobile app
  36. 36. AuraPlayer - Same Forms Business Logic Multiple UIs
  37. 37. What You Need • Development – Oracle JDeveloper 11.1.2.3 – Oracle ADF Mobile Extension (help->check for updates) – OraPlayer Recording Toolbar • Deployment / testing / run-time – iOS on Mac machine • iOS SDK+Xcode 4.4.x - require iOS Developer Program Membership – Free version (Xcode 4.5) is known to work but not certified – Android • Android SDK (API Level 9 Min, 16 recommended) + Android device – OraPlayer Server to run Oracle Forms system
  38. 38. More Information • Mia Urman - miaurman@auraplayer.com • ADF Mobile on OTN – Datasheets,Tutorial,Demos • ADF Mobile Blog – http://blogs.oracle.com/mobile/ • Oracle Forms Community Blog – http://www.Oracleformsinfo.com • Twitter.com/Jdeveloper, Facebook.com/Jdeveloper • Twitter.com/miaurman, Twitter.com/auraplayer • AuraPlayer – www.auraplayer.com or info@auraplayer.com
  39. 39. My ADF Mobile Blog • Tips and Tricks • Common Bugs • How to documents • Presentations www.ADFMobileInfo.com
  40. 40. Join the ADF Mobile Community Twitter twitter.com/JDeveloper Facebook facebook.com/JDeveloper Oracle’s WebLogic blog blogs.oracle.com/mobile Oracle.com/mobile

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