Migrating AMPA Apps to Oracle MAF 2.3.1 Client Data Model

Introduction Oracle MAF 2.3.1 has just been released. This release contains a major new feature, the client data model (CDM). CDM is the productized version of the A-Team Mobile Persistence Accelerator (AMPA). This article explains how you can migrate your existing MAF app that uses AMPA to MAF 2.3.1 with CDM. We recommend to perform this […]

Creating a Mobile-Optimized REST API Using Oracle Mobile Cloud Service – Part 4

Introduction To build functional and performant mobile apps, the back-end data services need to be optimized for mobile consumption. RESTful web services using JSON as payload format are widely considered as the best architectural choice for integration between mobile apps and back-end systems. At the same time, many existing enterprise back-end systems provide a SOAP-based web […]

Some Great News for Oracle MAF Developers

Introduction This week started nicely for Oracle Mobile Application Framework (MAF) developers as the new MAF 2.3  release has been made available. Details about this new release can be found in this blog from MAF product management. We will end the week with even better news: a new version of the A-Team Mobile Persistence Accelerator (AMPA) has […]

Creating a Mobile-Optimized REST API Using Oracle Mobile Cloud Service – Part 3

Introduction To build functional and performant mobile apps, the back-end data services need to be optimized for mobile consumption. RESTful web services using JSON as payload format are widely considered as the best architectural choice for integration between mobile apps and back-end systems. At the same time, many existing enterprise back-end systems provide a SOAP-based web […]

Creating a Mobile-Optimized REST API Using Oracle Mobile Cloud Service – Part 2

Introduction To build functional and performant mobile apps, the back-end data services need to be optimized for mobile consumption. RESTful web services using JSON as payload format are widely considered as the best architectural choice for integration between mobile apps and back-end systems. At the same time, many existing enterprise back-end systems provide a SOAP-based web […]

Creating a Mobile-Optimized REST API Using Oracle Mobile Cloud Service – Part 1 API Design

Introduction To build functional and performant mobile apps, the back-end data services need to be optimized for mobile consumption. RESTful web services using JSON as payload format are widely considered as the best architectural choice for integration between mobile apps and back-end systems. At the same time, many existing enterprise back-end systems provide a SOAP-based web […]

A-Team Mobile Persistence Accelerator Release 12.1.3.2 Now Available!

Introduction A new release 12.1.3.2 of the open source A-Team Mobile Persistence Accelerator (AMPA) has been made available on GitHub. AMPA is a productivity toolkit that works on top of Oracle’s Mobile Application Framework (MAF) and auto-implements a range of best practices in MAF development with a focus on mobile persistence. In this article we will discuss […]

Performance Study – REST vs SOAP for Mobile Applications

Introduction To build functional and performant mobile apps, the back-end data services need to be optimized for mobile consumption. RESTful web services using JSON as payload format are widely considered as the best architectural choice for integration between mobile apps and back-end systems. Nevertheless, we have seen many customers of Oracle’s Mobile Application Framework (MAF) […]

Calling Web Services in Background Using MAF 2.1

Introduction Responsiveness of mobile applications is absolutely critical for user acceptance. This survey shows that the most important reason for users to discard an app after first use is the performance. When building enterprise mobile apps, the web service calls made to back-end services are often a bottleneck in achieving acceptable levels of performance. Moving these calls to […]

New A-Team Mobile Persistence Accelerator Release 12.1.3.1 for MAF 2.1

Introduction The Oracle Mobile A-Team has released a new version of its free Mobile Persistence Accelerator (AMPA) for Oracle’s Mobile Application Framework (MAF) version 2.1. In this article we will discuss the main new features. If you are new to the AMPA, you first might want to read the introductionary “Getting Started” article. Main Article […]